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Shine the spotlight on exceptional team members and game-changing innovations, says IMRF

The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) Awards 2019 are now open for nominations, offering a chance to recognise incredible people, new innovations and technologies that make saving lives at sea possible, even in the most difficult and demanding circumstances. Captain Nikifor Guerchev (pictured), a winner of The IMRF Vladimir Maksimov Award for Lifetime … Read More...

Palau records 0% detention with USCG

The world’s fastest growing digital ship registry has recorded a zero percentage detention record with the United States Coastguard (USCG) in the latest figures issued for 2016-2018 Port State Control examinations. The USCG targets flags for additional Port State Control examinations if their detention ratio scores are higher than the three-year rolling average … Read More...

Euronav selects SQLearn’s e-learning courses and system for its training needs

SQLearn has announced its collaboration with the large tanker company Euronav, providing e-learning courses from its Dolphin Library and Dolphin System for the EURONAV Ship Management Hellas & SAS operating fleet of 52 vessels. “In our continuous effort to provide our crew with specialised training, we at Euronav are pleased to select SQLearn as one of our … Read More...

Wight Shipyard Co to launch hybrid patrol vessel

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co (WSC)’s newbuild hybrid vessel promises to set new industry standards in the patrol and pilot sectors helping operators including port and river authorities, Police, MOD and Royal Navy meet strict new pollution standards. The port environment is becoming an even stricter environment to work in when it comes to environmental … Read More...

UK flag widens criteria to allow more ship owners to join

The UK Ship Register has expanded its ownership eligibility, allowing more exceptional shipping companies to flag to the UK and take advantage of its 24/7 customer services and no annual flag tax. The criteria has been widened beyond the current areas of the UK and Europe to include Commonwealth countries and bring the UK in line with Red Ensign Group partners . … Read More...

LR awarded RO status by the Italian flag Administration

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been awarded RO (Recognised Organisation) status by the Italian flag Administration and is now authorised to issue statutory certification on its behalf to all seagoing ships sailing with the Italian flag. In line with its new RO status, LR will establish an Italy branch of LR Group Ltd so the classification society can fully support Italy … Read More...

Port of Dover Cargo to make its Breakbulk Europe debut

The Port of Dover’s Cargo team will be showcasing its cargo terminal facilities in Bremen, Germany for the first time next week, at the world’s largest event for cargo specialists. Dover Cargo Terminal’s exceptional location, efficiency and fantastic cross-channel ferry links makes it the first choice for many of Europe’s leading freight carriers. This year, the … Read More...

Winners of The Mission to Seafarers’ Awards revealed

International seafarer welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has announced the winners of the 2019 Seafarers Awards at its annual Awards Dinner in Singapore. The awards recognise seafarers, shore-based staff, volunteers and companies around the globe who have made outstanding contributions to the welfare of seafarers both at sea and ashore. The winner of each … Read More...

ECSA marks European Maritime Day 2019

European Maritime Day (20th May) was established in 2008 by the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission as part of the EU Maritime Policy to raise the awareness of the seas and their importance. This year, the annual event will be held over two days, 16th-17th May, at the Lisbon Congress Centre in Portugal. The theme of the event is "blue … Read More...

Kitack Lim to outline future of ocean regulations at Nor-Shipping 2019

Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will be taking the stage at Nor-Shipping 2019’s Ocean Leadership Conference on 4th June to talk about the future of maritime regulations. He will join an elite group of global thought leaders at the Thon Hotel Arena Lillestrøm, adding to a programme designed to deliver insights on … Read More...

Svitzer divests its Portuguese business

Svitzer has today (Wednesday) announced that it intends to sell its Portuguese marine operations to Pioneiro do Rio, Serviços Maritimos, Lda., a company which has Rui Cruz, the current Managing Director of Svitzer Portugal, among its owners. The operation in Portugal has faced declining volumes and the synergy between the Portuguese ports and Svitzer’s remaining … Read More...

New survey from ICS and ECSA paints positive picture for seafarer internet access

A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reveals that not only is internet access for seafarers for personal use onboard ships more widespread and available than previously imagined, but also that the positive benefits associated with this access outweigh the feared safety concerns around … Read More...

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