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Missing Seafarer Oleksandr Chernyshenko

… Missing Seafarer Oleksandr Chernyshenko Human Rights At Sea has been informed by the Ukrainian Marine Trade Union’s Federation of the case of Oleksandr Chernyshenko who went missing from the Panamanian flagged M/T VIOLET-1, IMO 9154000, an oil/chemical tanker on 28 May 2017 at 0330 local time while en-route to Port of Tokuyama, Japan. HRAS…

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Cadets from Kherson State Maritime Academy took the oath

On October, 15, Kherson State Maritime Academy together with almost half of Kherson citizens celebrated cadets initiation ceremony. On this chilly autumn day more than 600 first year students took the oath. The celebration took place at Dnipro riverside in the Slava park (Kherson city, Ukraine). Roads nearby were temporarily blocked to let cadets (as…

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Maritime Industry on Alert amid Zika Outbreak

… (Image Courtesy: Pref. Pereira Barreto / SP) … Due to the outbreak of the Zika virus, the maritime industry is on standby for any symptoms of the virus that vessel crewmembers or passengers might be experiencing, according to US-based GAC. As the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health…

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2016 International Maritime Human Rights Conference Announced

… Ensign Events together with Human Rights at Sea announce the launch of the International Maritime Human Rights Conference and Gala Dinner 2016. Taking place in London on September 14th 2016, the event will focus on explicitly addressing the issue of maritime human rights and associated welfare issues throughout the maritime environment. Bringing together industry,…

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Press Release BS MOU New Inspection Regime

At the 16th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Batumi, Georgia, April 2015, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) decided to introduce a New Inspection Regime for selection of ships from 1st January 2016 to harmonize further its risk based targeting and inspection system with the…

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«Sea Sunday» holiday for seafarers in Odessa

… 19 July 2015 city of Odessa, Ukraine, celebrated the first ever Sea Sunday holiday. Seafarers of all ages were invited to join the festive celebration in the open air organized by the Ukrainian Maritime Trade Unions’ Federation (UMTUF), charity fund Assol, Pivdennyi bank and other partners. Maksym Sliusarevskyi, UMTUF chairman, reckons that Ukraine needs…

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UKRAINE CELEBRATING DAY OF THE SEAFARER ( 25 June, 2015), #CareerAtSea

…  International Maritime Organization ( IMO ) established a Day of The Seafarer in 2011. Since then at that day people all around the world have been expressing their gratitude to the seafarers for their contribution to global economics and in the community development . Every year the IMO chooses a new topics: for an…

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New performance lists Paris MoU

At its 48th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2014 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2015. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that…

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