First Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea published

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The first version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea‘ is published by Human Rights at Sea after the initial drafting session was held in Switzerland on 20-21 March 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. The Declaration was first announced to students in Malta on 4…

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New guidance for situations involving missing seafarers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers has been launched for the benefit of shipping companies and manning agents. The new Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and…

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Guidelines to shipping companies on Mental Health awareness

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Nautilus, the RMT union and the UK Chamber of Shipping have jointly agreed new guidelines to help shipping companies to develop policies for the mental wellbeing of their seafarers. The advice come at a time of increasing awareness of the importance of wellbeing and growing concerns about evidence suggesting that the suicide rate among seafarers is…

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AMSA – Supporting Seafarer mental health

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Good mental health is important for both personal wellbeing and work performance. However, the mental health among seafarers has become an area of increased concern. Reports of mental health issues at sea have become commonplace, and data indicates that seafaring is an occupation with increased risk of suicide. Social isolation, long working hours, commercial and regulatory pressures are some…

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Celebrating Day of the Seafarer 2017 #SeafarersMatter 25 June

​This year, once again, 25 June marks the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). DotS was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade,…

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UK – seafarer statistics 2016

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) posted the Seafarer statistics 2016. During the year, there were an estimated 23,060 active UK seafarers, of whom 10,650 were certificated officers. There were 10,650 certificated UK officers active at sea in 2016, and a further 1,670 uncertificated UK officers active at sea in 2016. The number of UK ratings increased…

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