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New guidance for situations involving missing seafarers

New guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers has been launched for the benefit of shipping companies and manning agents.

The new Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and InterManager.

The guidance covers managing relationships onboard, actions that should be taken, and Read More…

Asian seafaring nations announce first ever Manila Statement on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers

A Regional Meeting of Asia’s leading seafaring nations has highlighted the plight many seafarers face in the event of a maritime accident and has pledged to lead the drive towards proper and effective implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) agreed Guidelines on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers.

The Regional Meeting, held in Manila today (13th November), was organised by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), an Read More…

Hill Dickinson enhances knowledge provision with video blogs

The Marine Business Group of international law firm Hill Dickinson LLP is rolling out a programme of video blogs targeted at the maritime sector.

The short three-minute vlogs will cover a variety of topics including briefings on recent judgements and new regulations, information about events that Hill Dickinson will be participating in, the management of maritime casualties in the commercial and legal context, and tips on the litigation risks faced Read More…

HullWiper network expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP

HullWiper, in partnership with global provider of ship fuel conservation and underwater services SCAMP, is now offering an affordable, safe and eco-friendly hull cleaning solution for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar.

The agreement marks the latest expansion under HullWiper’s global leasing programme, introduced in 2017, to work with partners worldwide to offer ship owners and operators a cost-efficient, brush- and diver-free alternative to traditional hull cleaning methods that is Read More…

Senior maritime law enforcement and regulatory officers from 16 countries gather in Seoul to discuss measures to strengthen fight against piracy and sea robbery in Asia

Senior officers of maritime law enforcement and regulatory agencies from 16 ReCAAP Member States gathered today in Seoul, South Korea for a two-day meeting to take stock of the evolving maritime safety situation, and strengthen their collective efforts in the shared mission to combat piracy and sea robbery in Asia.

Hosted by ReCAAP’s Korean Focal Point, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and co-organised with ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), Read More…

ICS Chairman voices concern about serious threats to global trade

Speaking in Tokyo on behalf of the global trade association for ship owners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), its Chairman, Esben Poulsson, highlighted serious concerns about the challenge presented by the United States “to the proven benefits of multilateralism and the existing global trading order underpinned by a system of international rules and norms which has brought peace and prosperity since World War Two”.

“The view that international trade Read More…

Winners of IMRF Awards 2018 announced

The winners of the IMRF Awards 2018 have been announced at a formal dinner and award ceremony attended by shortlisted finalists from around the world.

Theresa Crossley (pictured), CEO IMRF said: “The winners of this years’ IMRF Awards include some outstanding individuals and exceptional organisations and companies who really set the ‘gold standard’ for maritime search and rescue around the world.

“We would like to thank all those who submitted Read More…

New guidance for situations involving missing seafarers

New guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers has been launched for the benefit of shipping companies and manning agents.

The new Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and InterManager.

The guidance covers managing relationships onboard, actions that should be taken, and Read More…

Palau lines up with BIMCO

The world’s fastest growing ship registry has now joined more than 2,000 other maritime professionals by becoming the latest associate member of BIMCO – The Baltic and International Maritime Council.

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) is the latest registry to join the world’s largest international shipping association representing ship owners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. PISR has grown to become one of the premier SMART ship registries and joining BIMCO Read More…

LUKOIL Marine wins Supplier of the Year Award by Incentra

At the annual Council Meeting of the Norwegian procurement organisation, Incentra, in Oslo, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was announced the winner of its Supplier of the Year 2018 Award.

The award was received by Arild Vartdal, LUKOIL’s representative at the Council Meeting, who explained: “We have been working with Incentra for two years and are already supplying 20 to 25% of their volume now, which is continuously increasing. We are striving Read More…

The Standard Club Asia and Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China collaborate to underwrite P&I risks for world’s second-largest shipowning country

The Standard Club Asia (Standard Asia), managed by Charles Taylor Mutual Management (Asia), yesterday entered into a co-operation agreement with Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China (Ping An P&C), a subsidiary of the Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, (Ping An).

Under the terms of the agreement, Standard Asia and Ping An P&C will jointly offer Protection and Indemnity (P&I) cover to China’s rapidly-growing shipowning sector, Read More…

INTERTANKO elects new Chairman – Paulo d’Amico

INTERTANKO’s Council of Members met this week at the IMO Headquarters in London and elected Paolo d’Amico, Managing Director of d’Amico Societá di Navigazione SpA, as new Chairman of the Association. Mr d’Amico has been a member of Council since 1996 and Vice Chairman since 2012. He succeeds Dr. Nikolas Tsakos, who has completed four years as Chairman.

“The last four years of leading the independent tanker owners have been Read More…