SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

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University launches new course in maritime training

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Liverpool John Moores University’s Maritime Centre launched a new portfolio of Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and bespoke training courses, which covers courses for all ranks of commercial ships, super yachts and workboats, utilising the Centre’s existing and new bridge, engine and communication simulators.

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UK MCA signs International Group large casualty MoU

casualty

The Standard P&I Club announced that UK is the latest state to sign the International Group large casualty Memorandum of Understanding, regarding the response to major maritime casualties and incidents. The MoU was developed following the review undertaken in 2012 of major maritime casualties involving removal of wreck operations.

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UKAS gives ISO9001 accreditation to NKK

NKK

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of ClassNK classification society, has become an accredited Certification Body. The accreditation was granted by the UK national accreditation body UKAS and covers the certification of companies applying the ISO9001 Management Standard.

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Industry calls for action to prevent decline in UK shipping

wage

Latest official statistics show a 14% reduction in the number of UK seafarers over the past decade. Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson, at the House of Common, indicated how the attempts by successive governments to end the decline in British shipping over the past 30-plus years have only managed to slow the losses rather than reverse them.

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BPA calls for frictionless trade post Brexit

brexit

The British Ports Association recently discussed the issue of post-Brexit trade between the UK and EU. Specifically, the Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne made the case a frictionless trade agreement between the country and EU while the number one Brexit related concern from the ports sector was reported to be the facilitation, with potential major challenges on Ro-Ro and ferry routes.

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