SMI Newsdesk Archives

New President of The Nautical Institute to focus on three challenges

The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Jillian Carson-Jackson has vowed to help the Institute and wider maritime community meet three important challenges – those of diversity and inclusion, branch engagement and managing the impact of technology.

Speaking at today’s Nautical Institute Annual General Meeting she announced a pledge from the Institute on diversity and inclusion saying: “There has been a concerted effort over the past years to raise Read More…

Maritime Skills Commissioners announced

Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector, is today announcing the inaugural Commissioners to serve on the Maritime Skills Commission

Government and industry, working through Maritime UK, has established the Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) to lead the sector’s work in ensuring the maritime sector has a pipeline of talented people to serve all parts of the sector covering shipping, ports, leisure marine, engineering, science and professional services.

The MSC Read More…

Stream Marine’s Blended Maritime Training is a Huge Success

Following its re-opening for business in June, Stream Marine Training (SMT) has been pleased by the positive uptake of its STCW safety critical courses which shows that there is a lot of pent-up demand in the market.

These courses are STCW approved, many of them being mandatory for core crew on merchant vessels, and contain a mix of practically based elements at SMT’s facility in Glasgow backed up with webinar Read More…


Belfast Harbour has reported a sound financial performance for 2019, in line with expectations and providing a strong platform from which to respond to the challenges posed by the impact of Covid-19 on the local and global economy.

Releasing its annual results, Belfast Harbour reported turnover of £65.9m in the year to the end of 2019 (down 4%) and generated operating profits of £30.6m (down 15% from the record results Read More…


The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has recently invested $20,000 in upgrading its Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in the Middle East Gulf despite some ship owners still not paying navigational dues that are owed.

MENAS has previously warned of the need to upgrade or replace the navigational aids as they near the end of their life expectancy. The $20,000 investment will involve fitting four new Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Read More…


International catering and training management business MCTC, is offering a new approach to catering onboard ship by teaming up with Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) to strengthen support for seafarer mental health and create a 360-degree care approach to their day-to-day lives.

The tie up will mean MCTC offering, through its partners, therapeutic relief to seafarers through counselling, as well as diet; sleep cycles; social interaction; cultural differences; and internet Read More…


Danish based provider of advanced ships Maneuvering and Steering Systems.

Furuno, the global leader in Maritime Navigation, Communication and Acoustic systems, announced the acquisition, on July 1, 2020, of Danish company EMRI A/S, specializing in autopilots, steering control, joystick dynamic positioning and maneuvering systems, founded in 1972.

Based in Herlev, a suburb to Copenhagen, EMRI is a prominent provider of steering control systems, autopilots and track control systems. Their autopilots Read More…

Capt Subramaniam put the Indian seafarer on the world map

Captain Harry Subramaniam was personally responsible for putting the Indian seafarer on the world map and made Indian seafarers what they are today, according to his son.

Speaking exclusively to Ship Management International from Mumbai, Harihar Subramaniam said he was still coping with the ‘overwhelming messages of respect’ he has received from the industry praising the life of his father.

“Every message is unique and has its own personal flavour Read More…

North completes integration of Sunderland Marine

North P&I Club completes integration of the Sunderland Marine Insurance Company Limited business into parent company The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Limited.

The formal transfer of business, which takes effect today (30 June 2020) at 00:00, comes six years after the merger of interests between North and Sunderland Marine in 2014.

North Chief Executive Paul Jennings says the integration further embeds Sunderland Marine’s specialist fishing and coastal Read More…

The China Navigation Company chooses Dualog Drive to streamline ship to shore digital systems

Tromsø-based maritime digital platform provider, Dualog, is delighted to announce that The China Navigation Company (CNCo) has partnered with Dualog in the testing phase of the Dualog Drive application. With the completion of this testing, The China Navigation Co. has implemented Dualog® Drive, a maritime-optimised file and folder replication service, designed to simplify the collection and distribution of large data volumes between ship and shore.

Founded in 1872, CNCo is Read More…

Liberia makes key updates to its Associations Law

The Republic of Liberia has revised its Business Corporation Act (the BCA) and its Limited Liability Company Act (the LLC Act) as part of their ongoing effort to continuously make these laws more customer-friendly, as up-to-date as possible.

With these recent revisions, Liberian Associations law is more reflective of the corporate laws and standards of the State of Delaware and other U.S. states, making Liberian law now even more favorable Read More…

Wärtsilä and Pastrovich Studio sign agreement to develop a sustainable hybrid boutique cruise vessel

A new generation of boutique cruise ships is set to emerge, with the luxury of a superyacht, the construction techniques and passenger experience of a cruise ship, and a close focus on the environment. These cost optimised vessels will serve the charter and luxury hotel sectors in attracting and meeting the demand from millennials and cruise veterans alike.

 The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a partnership agreement with architect and Read More…