Day of the Seafarer 2018

​This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). Seafarers well being ​2017 and 2018 have seen strong momentum in the industry to address seafarer’s well being, particularly their mental health. To give further exposure to this important issue, our choice for the 2018 Day of the Seafarer theme is “seafarers’ well being”. By addressing the issue of seafarers’ well being and particularly mental health, this campaign can inform specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions –  and make…

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Financial support for the Polar Code and the Sustainable Development Goals

IMO’s work to protect the polar environment and the safety of seafarers and passengers navigating in polar regions has received a boost thanks to a donation by the Government of Canada. IMO Secretary-General and Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, H.E. Ms. Janice Charette, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at IMO Headquarters (23 November). The MoU aims to deliver training programs for seafarers on board ships operating in polar waters, in line with The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, better known as the Polar Code.…

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Master Mariners of Canada Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Master Mariners of Canada is celebrating 50 years of encouraging a high and honorable standard of ability and professional conduct among senior officers of the Canadian Merchant Service. To mark the occasion, a special conference is being held in conjunction with the Master Mariners of Canada Annual General Meeting in Vancouver – the location of the organization’s founding in 1967. The theme of the conference is: Mitigating Risk in Marine Transportation: are moratoriums necessary in the 21st century? “We exist in part to promote and maintain efficient and friendly cooperation…

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OSI Maritime at Pacific 2017

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) will feature the Company’s leading naval integrated navigation and tactical solutions at Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia. The product of over 20 years of Military Electronic Navigation experience, OSI’s Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS) gives users the most compliant and fully scalable military Integrated Bridge System (IBS) available. Shipbuilders will find INTS represents a cost-effective, total solution that provides for IBS installations to be completed on time and on budget. Featuring a scalable, sensor agnostic solution, INTS suits a range of programs from retrofits to new…

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