On 16th October2018 the NGO”Seafarers’ professional development cluster” signed a grant agreement under the Operational Program “Human Resources Development 2014-2020”, under the call of proposals BG05M9OP001-2.010 “Development of Social Entrepreneurship”. The project proposal aimed at facilitating access to employment and support for social inclusion of vulnerable groups through the creation of appropriate conditions for their [...]

EU-Japan Newsletter

ICT CLUSTER AND SME MISSION TO JAPAN From 7 to 10 of November 2017, the EU- Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation welcomed nineteen representatives of innovative SMEs and clusters from eleven European countries. Business meeting was in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Through a pre-departure webinar organized by the Centre, participants had [...]

PSC Inspection under IMO BWMC requirements

Purpose When on 8th of September 2017 the BWM Convention becomes effective, a trial period will be started where port State control can further trial the approaches in the IMO related circular to ensure they are practical and fit for purpose. The trail period will be 2 to 3 years, following entry into force of [...]

Paris MoU releases CIC results on MLC

The Paris MoU has released a report including the results of its latest CIC which focused on compliance with MLC requirements. Purpose: The purpose of this report is to present the results of the CIC on MLC,2006 to both member States of the Paris MoU and the general public. The objectives of this CIC: • [...]

Best practice guide for CIC on Safety of Navigation

SQE MARINE consulting company recommends best practices to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention for the forthcoming CIC on Safety of Navigation. The Paris MoU jointly with Tokyo MoU and Black sea, Indian and Vina del Mar MoU will carry out this inspection campaign for a period of three months, from [...]

Day of the Seafarer 2017

Seafarers Matter ​This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). DotS was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to [...]

BWM Convention and 2020 sulphur limits high on the agenda for 2017

Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager, Euronav, responded to GREEN4SEA questions regarding the key issues that shipping industry will address during next year. Mr Bourboulis considered that alternatives for compliance with the 2020 Sulfur limits along with the effective implementation of the BWM Convention will be top priorities for the industry in 2017. GREEN4SEA: Do you think there was [...]

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers. The 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006, which comes under the auspices [...]

New Maritime Safety Research Centre officially launched

DNV GL recently announced the opening of the new Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC), an industry-university partnership result, involving Strathclyde’s Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL), and DNV GL. The MSRC will aim to improve safety at sea through a close collaboration between industry and academia, that targets [...]

What’s on IMO Agenda for MSC97

IMO is about to hold its 97th session of Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) next week, 21-25 November, at IMO Headquarters, in London including many topics on the agenda for either adoption or further discussion. Specifically, the MSC is expected to adopt: • Draft amendments to SOLAS, including amendments to subdivision and damage stability regulations in SOLAS [...]