Tuesday, February 22, 2011

IMO-led roundtable re-iterates need for urgent and coordinated action against piracy

Within the Action Plan to promote this year’s World Maritime Day theme – Piracy: Orchestrating the Response, a meeting took place at IMO Headquarters on 17 February 2011 between IMO...

February 22, 2011
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Monday, February 14, 2011

IMO spells out action needed to tackle piracy

-Via the International Maritime Organization website Failure to implement fully the IMO guidance, including the industry-developed best management practices, significantly increases the risk of successful pirate attacks, the International Maritime...

February 14, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mr. Torben Skaanild appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of the World Maritime University

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Maritime University (WMU) have announced the appointment of Mr. Torben Skaanild (pictured) as new Chairman of the Executive Board of the University. ...

February 10, 2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Schat-Harding calls for consensus on lifeboat hooks

Leading lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding says IMO and some parts of the shipping industry need to move more quickly to a consensus on vital lifeboat safety issues which...

January 26, 2011
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mandatory fire test procedures Code adopted by IMO Maritime Safety meeting

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 88th session: 24 November – 3 December 2010 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make mandatory the International...

December 22, 2010
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

IMO: Replacing unsafe lifeboat release mechanisms – guidelines agreed by Sub-Committee

Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE), 53rd session: 22 – 26 February 2010 Replacing unsafe lifeboat release mechanisms – guidelines agreed by Sub-Committee Draft guidelines to ensure release mechanisms...

March 3, 2010
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BIMCO: Unfair treatment of seafarers – still a major cause for concern

Incidents involving unfair treatment of seafarers continue to happen worldwide, and BIMCO is maintaining its focus on this area to try and improve the situation both for seafarers and the...

March 2, 2010
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Monday, January 4, 2010

IMO Names 2010 the “Year of the Seafarer”

Every year, the International Maritime Organization chooses a theme for its World Maritime Day, which is generally celebrated during the last week in September.  In 2009, the IMO chose “Climate...

January 4, 2010
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Friday, October 16, 2009

World Maritime Day Parallel Event

This video comes via Ben Strong of Amver live from the World Maritime Day Parelle Event which the USCG is currently hosting in the great city of New York.  Ben...

October 16, 2009
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

USCG to host IMO’s World Maritime Day parallel event

The U.S. Coast Guard  is scheduled to host the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day parallel event, Friday (October 16) at 62 Chelsea Piers, New York, to  focus attention...

October 14, 2009
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Shipbreaking conference aims to make industry safer and greener

This Monday, an ad hoc diplomatic conference will begin in Hong Kong that aims to make the ship breaking industry safer for its workers and for the environment by considering...

May 8, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

“A Most Dangerous Precedent” Has Been Set With MS Steve Irwin

Fellow blogger D. Peter Boucher of Nautical Log brings us a post regarding the controversial anti-whaling vessel MS Steve Irwin.  The Nautical Log gives these opinions on the MS Steve...

January 20, 2009
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

IMO Bravery Award Presented To Offshore Mariner

The 2008 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea has been presented to a Brazilian seafarer for his heroic actions in saving fellow crew members from an explosive fire on...

December 16, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Somali Pirates – Links

Besides using our Discoverer page of course, we use Google Alerts to stay on top of the news.  Well this week, gCaptain has had an influx of emails, phone calls,...

November 21, 2008
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Friday, September 26, 2008

World Maritime Day 2008 – The IMO Turns 60

Every year the International Maritime Organization celebrates World Maritime Day. The exact date is left to individual Governments but is usually celebrated during the last week in September. The day...

September 26, 2008
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ship Security Officer Training Mandated For US Mariners

Effective January 1, 2008, mariners sailing in the capacity of Ship Security Officer (SSO) will have to show evidence of being “qualified” to hold that position. The SSO training requirement...

December 13, 2007
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Friday, November 30, 2007

Ship of the Day – Saipem 7000

Ship of the Day brings us the Saipem 7000; Today’s SotD is world’s second largest crane vessel Saipem 7000 (IMO: 8501567, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama’s) with a lifting capacity...

November 30, 2007
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ship Of The Day – M/V Harad

After a short break our morning smiles can return with a continuation of the Ship Of The Day blog. For those just joining our audience the blog showcases the most...

October 17, 2007
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