ISF launches new guide on MLC

In order to help employers ensure compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), which will enter into force in August 2013, the International Shipping Federation (ISF) has published new and comprehensive Guidelines on the Application of the ILO MLC.  The new ISF Guide takes ship operators through their obligations under the ILO Convention and […]

London P&I Club issues warning on lifting equipment maintenance

The London P&I Club has warned that failure to maintain a proper record of the inspection and testing of onboard lifting equipment can jeopardise an owner’s position in the event of a claim. The club’s inspection programme has recently highlighted several instances of negative findings regarding the ship’s lifting equipment register. In the latest edition of […]

Survitec Group acquires Spanish safety company Servimar Sur

Survitec Group has completed its purchase of Servimar Sur, a Spanish marine servicing business. This follows the recent acquisition of Abteilung Seerettung, part of the larger Gummi Hasenkrug company in Bremerhaven Germany.   The asset purchase will see the transfer of Technical Services employees and assets from Servimar Sur’s site to Survitec Group. The company […]

ICS Congratulates UN Sec Gen On 30th Anniversary of UNCLOS

ICS Chairman Masimichi Morooka has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Law Of The Sea by writing to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. On behalf of the world’s ship owners, Mr Morooka extended congratulations to the UN and the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), […]