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BCS: more focus needed on seafarer recruitment and ensuring crew quality

(Posted on 10/01/24)

Shipping companies and training centres should focus on bringing in the right people to the industry to ensure a wider pool of maritime professionals are remaining in their careers at sea, says Peter Smit, CEO of BCS Group – Boers Crew Services.The Netherlands-based company regularly sees crew changes being cancelled due to...

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Seafarers’ growing mental health struggles as Red Sea threats escalate

Seafarers’ growing mental health struggles as Red Sea threats escalate

(Posted on 05/01/24)

Seafarers once again find themselves on the frontline of one of the world’s conflicts as they pass through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, with potential attacks coming by both air and sea; all on top of an escalation of the risk already posed by pirates.Ship owners and managers should not underestimate the impact this situation...

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Wisdom and Synergy launch strategic bulk carrier JV

Wisdom and Synergy launch strategic bulk carrier JV

(Posted on 05/01/24)

Wisdom Marine Group and Synergy Group have announced their joint venture, Wisdom Synergy Ship Management (WSSM).This cements the collaborative relationship between Synergy Group and the Wisdom Marine Group which was established in 1999 by shipping magnate James Lan and is listed on the London and Taiwan Stock Exchange.The initiative...

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Seafarers survey highlights connectivity concerns during holiday season

Seafarers survey highlights connectivity concerns during holiday season

(Posted on 22/12/23)

Seafarers’ fears over connectivity issues over the holiday season have been revealed in a recent study carried out by Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS).The survey has revealed that seafarers struggle with being separated from family and friends over the festive season. MHSS emphasises that improving connectivity onboard...

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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers welcomes new senior officers

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers welcomes new senior officers

(Posted on 22/12/23)

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the professional body for the commercial shipping industry worldwide, has officially welcomed its new senior officers at a Controlling Council meeting held in Athens, Greece.Taking over from Glenn Murphy FICS as International Chair of the Institute is Luis Bernat FICS. Prior to his election...

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InterManager: Deaths in enclosed spaces must be prevented

InterManager: Deaths in enclosed spaces must be prevented

(Posted on 19/12/23)

With eight deaths over recent days in enclosed spaces on ships, InterManager has called on the shipping industry to work together to improve safety in these challenging onboard areas.InterManager is the international trade association for the ship management industry and is the only global organisation dedicated to representing...

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