What Are The Duties Of Ship Safety Officer (SSO)?
The ISM Code was legislated under SOLAS to meet the requirements set out in The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997 No. 2962) (the Regulations) and the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seafarers (CoSWP).
10 Important Organizations Seafarers Can Contact For Help
The merchant navy is a profession that is by far away from the need to have a permanent legal counsel for the benefit of the employees. And obviously, as the topic suggests, the ones in concern here are the ones working onboard (as opposed to the office). Professional life onboard is strictly work oriented with less to minimum chances to give rise to situations that might demand legal proceedings.
CORONAVIRUS: Travel and Immigration Disruption
Numerous countries have implemented restrictions on entry and exit, visa and work permit issuance, closed ports, tightened quarantine rules and taken other measures in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions will almost assuredly impact your international business travel and assignment plans.
Coronavirus: Updated Information of Global Port Regulations
For ships berthing at or sailing from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao within the past 14 days, more stringent measures are adopted. In some countries, berthing, loading and discharging operations cannot be started until no crew infection cases are found after waiting at anchorages for 14 days.
Difference between bulk and break bulk
Bulk and Break Bulk are two terms that are being used incorrectly and interchangeably in the course of day to day business.These terms cannot be used interchangeably because there are distinctive differences between Bulk and Break Bulk in terms of cargo, nature, size, capacity, handling, trade, customers, ports, terminals, equipment, infrastructure.
Impact of IMO 2020 on the maritime landscape of South Africa
The IMO (International Maritime Organization) has been working to reduce harmful impacts of shipping on the environment since the 1960s.
5 things to do before shipping your first export consignment
Here’s a look at the 5 important things to consider before shipping your first export consignment abroad.
China MSA Notice on the implementation of 2020 Global Sulphur Limit
In order to effectively implement the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur limit, China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued the attached notice – a translation of which has been provided by the China Classification Society (CCS). The requirements are summarised in the tables below.
Enforceability of LOIs – a practical guide
In the normal course of trade, situations may arise whereby shipowners are subjected to commercial pressure to take certain actions – involving additional risks – in return for receiving a Letter of Indemnity (LOI) from their charterers, shippers or other third parties.
Mental health problems of seafarers，It’s time to talk
Seafarers live and work under more challenging conditions than most of us. They are exposed to an environment that stays with them 24/7 for the duration of their tenure on board the vessel. This Insight addresses some of the key issues that affect their mental health every day of their working lives while they are on board the vessel.