ISO 19030-1:2016 Ships and marine technology — Measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance — Part 1: General principles

ISO 19030-1:2016 outlines general principles for the measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance and defines a set of performance indicators for hull and propeller maintenance, repair and retrofit activities. The general principles outlined and performance indicators defined are applicable to all ship types driven by conventional fixed pitch propellers, where the objective is [...]

New ISO on hull and propeller performance published

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the long-awaited ISO 19030, a new standard conceived to measure changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance. Jotun, an expert in marine antifouling coatings, says this move has the potential to reduce the industry’s green house gas emissions by 10 %, while saving operators up to USD 30 billion in [...]

New CEO for The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is pleased to announce that it has selected a new Chief Executive Officer after interviewing a competitive shortlist of six candidates. Captain John Lloyd MBA AFNI, currently the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, will take over from Philip Wake OBE RD* MSc FNI, who is retiring in May 2017 after 14 years in post. [...]

Algeria ratifies the MLC

Algeria has become the 79th state to ratify the the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), which sets out minimum international standards for the working and living conditions of seafarers on board ships. Algeria is estimated to supply 1,137 of the world’s seafarers, and it has a merchant fleet of 138 ships [...]

Project findings on sea fatigue discussed

Captains suffer from fatigue and stress more than their crews; fatigue can result in long term physical and mental health issues; motivation decreases over the length of the voyage; and night watchkeepers get significantly less total sleep than others on board, according to the latest research on seafarer fatigue. These were just some of the key [...]

EMSA issues review on Seafarer Statistics

EMSA has conducted a statistical review providing a snapshot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2014.The review is based on data registered by EU member states and recorded in EMSA’s STCW Information System (STCW IS). The data shows that 161 419 masters and officers [...]

Port State Control Annual Report ClassNK

Port State Control Annual Report ClassNK here!

Day of the Seafarer 2016!

This year, IMO’s Day of the Seafarer campaign wants to celebrate seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone. The campaign theme this year is: “At Sea For All”. The theme has a clear link with the 2016 World Maritime Day theme, “Shipping: indispensable to the world”, emphasising that seafarers [...]


Members of the Board of “Seafarers Professional Development Cluster”, Maya Evtimova, Marieta Panova and Maya Aleksandrova are authors of new “Guidelines of innovative practices for integrated assistance for SMEs in Bulgaria”. The Guidelines has been developed under Project BG051PO001-7.0.07-0088 “Without borders in implementation of innovative practices in business consulting” with the financial support of Human [...]

Stunning map of global shipping

Researchers at UCL Energy Institute in the UK have used a methodology they developed for the 2014 IMO greenhouse gas study combined with AIS data to estimate emissions from five different ship types and displayed it in a new interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial [...]