Mar
18

Officer shortage eases but crewing worries remain

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
A sharp downturn in the shipping markets in 2009 helped to ease the shortage of officers BIMCO/ISF 2010 Manpower Study warns against complacency as retention and recruitment of cadets remains a problem.Meanwhile, BIMCO has introduced a new service to help its members deal with operational issues related to crew.The survey reveals that the supply of officers stands at 624,000, while deman...
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Mar
18

Officer shortage eases but crewing worries remain

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN MARITIME NEWS
A sharp downturn in the shipping markets in 2009 helped to ease the shortage of officers BIMCO/ISF 2010 Manpower Study warns against complacency as retention and recruitment of cadets remains a problem.Meanwhile, BIMCO has introduced a new service to help its members deal with operational issues related to crew.The survey reveals that the supply of officers stands at 624,000, while deman...
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Mar
12

Bid to rescue Danish hostages from Somali pirates fails BBC SOURCE

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN MARITIME NEWS
[SOURCE BBC WORLD NEWS]} Reposted to promote awarenessAn attempt to free a Danish family recently taken hostage by Somali pirates has failed, officials say.Jan Quist Johansen, his wife, their three children, and two other adults were taken hostage on 24 February.Soldiers from the semi-autonomous region of Puntland tried to rescue the hostages but were ambushed on their way...
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Mar
9

Cadet Promotion

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN MARITIME NEWS
Cadet Agnew as he was pictured below at a merchant navy memorial for fallen wartime seafarers will start his seagoing career as a fourth engineer this weekend; Fourth Engineer Agnew was highly praised by his senior officers throughout his cadetship earning his promotion following completion of his STCW 95 Certificate of Competency and completing sea time required by his sponsor company. ...
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Mar
1

Save Our Seafarers

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN CREW MANAGEMENT
Save Our Seafarers  We welcolme the news that a new advertising campaign proposed and financed by ship owners and unions; will be launched into mainstream media to campaign to goverments. The goal is to bring the public awareness of the war on the shipping industy will put pressure on governments to act, co-operate and bring a solution.Piracy affec...
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Mar
1

Save Our Seafarers

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN MARITIME NEWS
Save Our Seafarers  We welcolme the news that a new advertising campaign proposed and financed by ship owners and unions; will be launched into mainstream media to campaign to goverments. The goal is to bring the public awareness of the war on the shipping industy will put pressure on governments to act, co-operate and bring a solution.Piracy affec...
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