SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Seafarers

Do you know the signs of heat stroke?

The UK P&I Club provides lessons for summertime safety onboard discussing the importance of knowing the signs of heat stroke. The Club recently reported the death of two crew members who were found unresponsive onboard, apparently suffering from heat stroke and notes that particularly at this time of year, this is not an isolated incident.

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Maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

The IMO Council held its 118th Session in July 2017 where the winners of the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea were announced. Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the highest IMO bravery recognition  for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins.

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IMO announces the winner of ‘Bravery at Sea’ award

Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, IMO announced. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins.

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Paris MoU releases CIC results on MLC

The Paris MoU has released a report including the results of its latest CIC which focused on compliance with MLC requirements. The campaign was carried out between 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2016 where a total of 3,674 inspections were carried out and a total of 42 ships were detained. Principal grounds for detention were linked with wages, seafarer’s employment agreement and procedure of complaint areas.

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Philippines approves bill to secure seafarers’ rights

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The House of Representatives in Manila has unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers. The lower chamber approved House Bill 5685, which seeks to improve seafarers’ working conditions and career prospects and to uplift the socio-economic well-being of their families.

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