European Space Agency to partner with One Sea Alliance on maritime digitalisation and autonomous shipping initiatives

A far reaching Memorandum of Intent covering future collaboration has been signed by the organisation orchestrating space programmes for 22 European countries and the coordinators of One Sea, the industry alliance bringing together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology. The agreement, between One Sea coordinator DIMECC and the European Space Agency (ESA), sets out common […]

BSM celebrates 40-year milestone of its Crew Service Centre in the Philippines

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Crew Service Centre in the Philippines (BSM CSC PH) last week at an appreciation dinner event held at Sofitel Plaza Manila, to thank its seafarers and shore staff for their contributions over the past 40 years. Incorporated in 1979, BSM CSC PH is the oldest […]

Ship manager calls for action to address seafarer suicides

Mental health awareness should be made a core component of first aid seafarer training, according to Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder of ship manager Synergy Group. Speaking last week at a day-long training session designed to further the understanding of mental health at sea, he told delegates in Mumbai, India, that more must be […]

Maritime Cook Islands Ship Registry appoints new CEO

Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), an international ship registry, has appointed Angelos Chatzigeorgiou to succeed Glenn Armstrong as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 1st July 2019. Mr Armstrong, who has led the registry since 2006, has stepped down and will join the registry’s Board of Directors. He said: “It is with great pride I now […]

ICS – six months’ countdown to the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

With six months to go until the implementation of the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated guidance to help ship owners comply with new UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations. Taking full effect on 1st January 2020 the legal framework will require merchant ships worldwide to use fuel with […]