UKRAINE NEWS: The Mission to Seafarers’ Statement

The Mission to Seafarers shares the horror and sadness of so many as we witness events in Ukraine. Our thoughts and prayers are with all directly caught up in the fighting, including seafarers trapped in Ukrainian ports, crews facing immediate risk in hostile waters (we are currently visiting the crew of at least one ship […]

CSM signs joint venture with Sea World Management to form CSM Monaco

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is to expand its operations and services in the important French, Italian and Monégasque markets by signing a joint venture agreement with Monaco-based Sea World Management (SWM). Under the terms of the agreement, the new JV company, named COLUMBIA SEAWORLD MANAGEMENT, or CSM Monaco for short, will provide CSM’s full integrated maritime […]

Nautilus calls for more support for women seafarers

Nautilus International, the UK-Dutch union for maritime professionals, has today called on the maritime industry to do more to support women seafarers and encourage women to enter the profession. In 2021, Nautilus International conducted its ‘maritime barometer’ survey to gauge the British and Dutch public’s understanding of the maritime industry. The survey found that the […]

Women at sea: a great value for Furetank

A balanced share of women and men in crews is an important factor for everyone’s well-being on board. Furetank has actively strived to attract skilled female sailors for many years: an effort which has paid off in many respects. For a shipping company, Furetank has a fair share of female crew members. Twelve officers including […]

UKRAINE NEWS: The International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations Statement on the crisis in Ukraine

The International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations (IFSMA) is an apolitical organisation dedicated solely to the interests of the serving Shipmaster and to uphold International Standards of Professional Competence of Seafarers commensurate with the need to ensure “Safe Operational Practices, Preservation from Human Injury and Protection of the Marine Environment”. On the 24th February 2022, IFSMA […]

BV joins consortium to assess fire safety on container ships for EMSA

Bureau Veritas is to contribute its expertise to a consortium that will deliver a Formal Safety Assessment study on Container Ship fires to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Led by the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI), the project aims to identify cost-effective risk control options for cargo fires on board container […]

Thordon ensures New Zealand’s first fully electric ship is a zero polluter

The southern hemisphere’s first fully electric, carbon fibre commuter ferry has successfully completed its inaugural round trip with a Thordon seawater lubricated propeller shaft arrangement supplied by New Zealand’s Henley Engineering. Ika Rere, Mãori for flying fish, joined the East by West fleet in December operating the company’s Wellington to Eastbourne route. Commenting on the […]