SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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New surveys to focus on seafarer training practices

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The World Maritime University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, on 29 June, establishing a partnership to conduct recurring global surveys on seafarer training practices. These surveys would help to provide insights for the continued development of the STCW Convention.

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Thank you seafarers

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Can you imagine life without your laptop or phone? The video, produced by MPA Singapore, is a grateful address towards seafarers, men and women, who work tirelessly on board ships, in order to transport all necessities to each one of us. On 25th June 2017, the Day of Seafarers, MPA calls everyone to thank seafarers for their efforts.

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IMO’s virtual map showcase best practices for seafarer support

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On the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer this year on June 25th, IMO has launched an online map dedicated to seafarers to celebrate their ‘unique contribution’. This year the theme is ‘Seafarers Matter’. IMO ‘encourages all industry parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the Day of the Seafarer and take action to celebrate it meaningfully’.

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Industry calls for action to prevent decline in UK shipping

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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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Pacific Basin installs KVH mini-VSAT system on 99 Vessels

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KVH Industries announced that Pacific Basin Shipping Limited has completed the deployment of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband solution to support its initiative to modernize ship-shore communications on their entire fleet of owned ships. The new equipment will enhance shore-to-ship crew training and support for safe ship operations and will help to boost morale onboard.

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Seafarers’ conference calls for fair shipping

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On March 1, the Seafarers Matter Conference took place in Brussels, where it was noted that too much emphasis has been put on administrative simplification, decarbonisation, and opening up of third country markets and there is no attention left for the seafarers. The Conference gathered EU decision makers, academics, employers’ and seafarers’ representatives at the heart of the European Shipping Week.

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New themes for Seafarers Awareness Week launched

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Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity. The campaign will focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port industry.

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Fatigue at sea should not be ignored

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Fatigue at sea can impact judgement and therefore safety and can contribute to increased stress. This is a very serious issue which must be addressed and measures taken for it to be alleviated, says Captain Fared Khan, Marine Director for Wallem Ship Management

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