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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 […]

ISWAN launch mental health awareness course

Seafarer welfare charity, ISWAN, have launched a new, one-day training course to provide an introduction to mental health awareness for management level personnel on shore and onboard ships. The training course is in response to […]

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Crew as collateral damage

The politically tense situation between Iran and the governments of the United Kingdom and United States has been steadily escalating over the past few months, with both sides lashing out at the other about perceived […]


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 […]



Safety at Sea Survey of the Month

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Our Commodities at Sea #IronOre trade flow intelligence shows Chinese #imports for September will be above 90mt for the third consecutive month. Read more in our recent blog: https://t.co/oVMFiAEpVp

Shout out to all #seafarers - please spare a few minutes to take this month's Safety at Sea crew survey on healthcare: https://t.co/kWp35EE05B #seafarerwellbeing @SafetyatSeaMag

"As #shipping goes through tectonic shifts, #safety must overarch commercial aspects and focus be given to the importance of the human element". Arun Sharma, Executive chairman, @irclass, discusses the human element in #maritime safety. read on: https://t.co/IF8wTRcDGL