New safety and health guidelines to protect seafarers

Maritime occupational safety and health experts agree on guidelines to bolster the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Recognizing the special needs of seafarers, experts have agreed on guidelines to assist governments to implement occupational safety and health provisions previously set down in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Intended to provide supplementary practical information to…

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Port State Control – Black Sea MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW hours of rest (Sept.1 – Nov.30, 2014)

The six maritime authorities of the Black Sea MOU on Port State Control (PSC) (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine) have announced that they will be running a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) from 1 September 2014 until 30 November 2014 addressing compliance with STCW hours of rest requirements. Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) conducting routine PSC…

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