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Esben Poulsson calls for comprehensive revision of the International Convention on STCW. (Credit: International Chamber of Shipping)

Shipowners call for STCW revision

In a recent speech in Manila, the chairman of global shipowners organisation the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, called for a comprehensive revision of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and […]

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Gender equality taken seriously by IMO

The IMO’s decision to dedicate 25 June, this year’s International Day of the Seafarer, to gender equality is indicative of a gradual cultural shift in the sector towards being more visibly inclusive. Given that shipping […]


A wake up call on mental health

During a ‘Wellness at Sea’ conference in March last year, held by the British Sailor’s Society, I was struck by the powerful presentations on the significance of the impact of mental health matters on shipboard […]


Assessing automation’s impact

Transportation is the backbone of our globalised economy and it has been undergoing significant transformation because of the 4th Industrial Revolution – a period characterised by the integration of artificial intelligence and higher degrees of […]



Safety at Sea Survey of the Month

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The Indian Navy has increased presence in Gulf of #Oman following tanker attacks by deploying ships and aerial surveillance to protect Indian-flagged ships operating in the area. Read more here: https://t.co/Q46rttHpXc #maritimesafety

This month's Safety at Sea seafarer survey is focusing on mental health - if you are a seafarer please take it and if you work with crew please share it https://t.co/teH1INLUMD #mentalhealth #crewwellbeing

Our manager, Catherine, is delighted to judge the #SASawards yesterday. So many impressive entries demonstrating industry commitment to safety. It was an intensive day: winners will be announced at the awards night in Sept! @IHS4SafetyAtSea @Tanya_Blake @NadkarniNamrata