KVH to support seafarers’ wellbeing with free VoIP Calls to ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp hotline

KVH has announced that seafarers on vessels with KVH VSAT service may place free VoIP calls to ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp hotline while at sea. SeafarerHelp is an important initiative by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) to support mental wellbeing for seafarers around the world. The hotline is confidential, multilingual, and available 24 hours […]

KVH to support seafarers’ wellbeing with free VoIP Calls to ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp hotline

KVH has announced that seafarers on vessels with KVH VSAT service may place free VoIP calls to ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp hotline while at sea. SeafarerHelp is an important initiative by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) to support mental wellbeing for seafarers around the world. The hotline is confidential, multilingual, and available 24 hours […]

ABS to class world’s largest TYPE-B VLECs by Jiangnan

Two of the largest VLECs ever ordered are now under construction to ABS class at Jiangnan Shipyard following a successful joint development effort. The two 99,000cbm dual fuel B-Tank VLECs ordered by Pacific Gas are the world’s largest VLEC vessel type. Designed to be efficient and more environmentally friendly, the vessels feature the Type B […]

ABS to class world’s largest TYPE-B VLECs by Jiangnan

Two of the largest VLECs ever ordered are now under construction to ABS class at Jiangnan Shipyard following a successful joint development effort. The two 99,000cbm dual fuel B-Tank VLECs ordered by Pacific Gas are the world’s largest VLEC vessel type. Designed to be efficient and more environmentally friendly, the vessels feature the Type B […]

North P&I Club breaks 230M GT Barrier in 160th anniversary year

Following the conclusion of the 2020 renewal, early projections suggest that North P&I Club increased its total entered tonnage to over 230 million gross tonnes, further strengthening its position as a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs. North, celebrating the 160th anniversary of its foundation in Newcastle upon Tyne, also saw owned […]

North P&I Club breaks 230M GT Barrier in 160th anniversary year

Following the conclusion of the 2020 renewal, early projections suggest that North P&I Club increased its total entered tonnage to over 230 million gross tonnes, further strengthening its position as a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs. North, celebrating the 160th anniversary of its foundation in Newcastle upon Tyne, also saw owned […]

Palau onboard with Liberia, Marshall Islands and Panama

Vessels which violate the current United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) on trading with North Korea will not be registered with the Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). Both the Government of Palau and PISR have instigated strong measures to ensure the due diligence in screening vessels before they are registered under the Palau flag, including […]

Palau onboard with Liberia, Marshall Islands and Panama

Vessels which violate the current United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) on trading with North Korea will not be registered with the Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). Both the Government of Palau and PISR have instigated strong measures to ensure the due diligence in screening vessels before they are registered under the Palau flag, including […]

Coronavirus increases demand for Eastern European crew

As global restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak begin to impact the shipping industry, crewing specialist Danica reports an increase in enquiries from shipping companies seeking to employ Eastern European crew but says, as yet, salaries have not been affected by any shortages. Danica, which has manning recruitment offices across Eastern Europe, advises that it […]

Coronavirus increases demand for Eastern European crew

As global restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak begin to impact the shipping industry, crewing specialist Danica reports an increase in enquiries from shipping companies seeking to employ Eastern European crew but says, as yet, salaries have not been affected by any shortages. Danica, which has manning recruitment offices across Eastern Europe, advises that it […]

Union calls for new UK shipping minister to safeguard home-grown maritime expertise

Nautilus International has welcomed Kelly Tolhurst MP as the new UK shipping minister and called on the government to take urgent action to safeguard the future of British shipping and avert a forecast shortage of home-grown maritime expertise. The trade union, representing 20,000 maritime professionals working at sea and ashore, wrote to Ms Tolhurst requesting […]

Union calls for new UK shipping minister to safeguard home-grown maritime expertise

Nautilus International has welcomed Kelly Tolhurst MP as the new UK shipping minister and called on the government to take urgent action to safeguard the future of British shipping and avert a forecast shortage of home-grown maritime expertise. The trade union, representing 20,000 maritime professionals working at sea and ashore, wrote to Ms Tolhurst requesting […]

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