ITF calls for action over kidnapped crew

The ITF and its member unions ver.di, the SUR (Seafarers’ Union of Russia) and MTWTU (Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine) are calling for a fast but reasoned response to the kidnapping of eight crew members of the BBC Caribbean in the Gulf of Guinea. The seafarers – seven Russians and a Ukrainian – […]

Good knowledge of nutrition must be high on agenda for catering crews to beat fatigue in seafarers – says MCTC

Crew members must be provided with nutritionally-balanced meals while onboard to avoid high levels of fatigue, says catering training provider Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) following the findings of InterManager’s recent study into tiredness levels. InterManager, the trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, together with the Warsash Maritime Academy, recently presented the […]

RINA-d’Amico Student Naval Architect Award honours Marco Zunino

The RINA-d’Amico Student Naval Architect Award was assigned on Tuesday at the Scuola Politecnica of the University of Genoa: the exclusive award, at its XXI edition, conferred by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects in partnership with the d’Amico Group, honoured Marco Zunino’s thesis. Mr Zunino, graduated with honours in Naval Engineering at the University […]

Cammell Laird awards Ecospeed contract for RRS Sir David Attenborough

Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed hull protection system has been selected for RRS Sir David Attenborough, the polar research ship under construction at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Liverpool, UK. The £150 million contract to build the vessel, which Cammell Laid won against stiff international competition in 2015, represents the biggest commercial shipbuilding contract in Britain […]

DNV GL’s new Veracity industry platform unlocks the potential of big data

DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform – Veracity – to help the maritime industry improve its profitability and explore new business models through digitalization. The Veracity industry data platform is designed to help companies improve data quality and manage the ownership, security, sharing and use of data. By creating frictionless connections between […]

Royal blessing for De Ruyter Maritime and Logistics College and Multraship

HM King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands reopened the renovated De Ruyter Maritime and Logistics College in Vlissingen, Holland, on 3rd February, 2017. He then went aboard the emergency towing vessel Guardian, operated by leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship, which works closely with the college. De Ruyter Maritime and Logistics College trains students as helmsmen […]