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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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Paris MoU agreed on inspection campaign for Maritime Labour Convention in 2016

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 48th Committee meeting in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, from 18 – 22 May 2015 under the chairmanship of Mr. Brian Hogan. The meeting was officially opened by the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen. The meeting was attended by…

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Together we can STOP corruption!!!

… Under pressure from the maritime community Ministry of ecology of Ukraine had to bring environmental ship control into accordance with international convention MARPOL 73/78 On April 3 Order No 82, dd. 18.03.2015 “About adding some changes to regulatory acts in state ecological control area” came into force. Document was published in Official Bulletin of…

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Ukraine Getting Ready to Supply First-Rate Sailors Across the Globe

… Highly qualified sailors and officers are urgently needed in the maritime industry — there are 19,000 vacant positions. By 2018 this demand will rise with 3000 specialists. Ukraine Maritime Trade Unions Federation (UMTUF) and The Professional Seafarer newspaper encourage students from central regions of the country to enter maritime universities. Ukraine conducts high standards…

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The Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme

.     Introduction The ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’ (“MSRP” or “the Programme”) is the flagship programme delivered to the international and maritime communities by the Human Rights at Sea (“HRAS”) organisation. It is a privately funded programme delivered through the generosity of international donors having been conceived by the HRAS Founder in September 2013….

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