Day of the Seafarer #seafarersmatter

A day in the life of a Seafarer 2 – #seafarersmatter


As you know, the 25th of June every year is celebrated as the DAY OF THE SEAFARER under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)..

Day of the Seafarer (DotS as it has come to be known), is celebrated to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole and to let the world know how and why #SeafarersMatter and are indispensable to everyone..

In my previous post promoting this Day of the Seafarer, I shared with you the story of Nick Chubb MNI, a former Merchant Seafarer and how he spends “A Day in the Life of a Seafarer”..

This article comes right from the top, yes from a Captain himself.. Capt.Abhishek Nair recounts the life of a Captain on board a ship..

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Day of the Seafarer #seafarersmatter

A day in the life of a Seafarer 1 – #seafarersmatter


|| June 25th, 2017 || A day in the life of || , , , || Estimated reading time: 6 minutes ||

The 25th of June every year is celebrated as the DAY OF THE SEAFARER under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)..

Day of the Seafarer (DotS as it has come to be known), is celebrated to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole and to let the world know how and why #SeafarersMatter and are indispensable to everyone..

This is an article about a typical day in the life of a seafarer on the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer..

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IMDG Code, 2016 Edition Amendment 38-16


As you may be aware, the IMO, has announced that the IMDG Code, 2016 Edition comes into force on 1 January 2018 for two years..

During 2017, shippers and carriers may opt to use the provisions of IMDG Code 38th amendment (38-16) or 37th Amendment (37-14)..

Currently the IMDG Code 2014 Edition which came into force on 1st January 2016 is being used and the IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition will remain valid until further notice..

So what is this IMDG Code 38th amendment (38-16) all about..??

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Container Weight Verification Regulation – Simplified and Explained


In November 2014 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amended SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea convention) Chapter VI Regulation 2 to tighten up the process of weighing containerised cargoes and declaring the correct weights after verification..

What is this SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea convention) Chapter VI Regulation 2 and what does this amendment mean to the day to day shipping industry..??

This article gives you an infographic which will clear it all.. 🙂

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Innovations on Safety at Sea for World Maritime Day


|| September 22nd, 2014 || Shipping and Freight || , , , || Estimated reading time: 0 minutes Less than a minute ||

A single container ship travels the equivalent of three-quarters of the way to the moon and back – in one year..!!

On the occasion of World Maritime Day – 25th September 2014, the infographic contained in this article explores the modern shipping industry, the revolution in safety measures and how you can apply maritime safety principles at home..

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World Maritime Day 2014


|| September 18th, 2014 || Shipping and Freight || , , , || Estimated reading time: 1 minute ||

World Maritime Day for 2014 is Thursday, 25 September..

The theme for this year’s World Maritime Day is IMO conventions: effective implementation, chosen in order to provide an opportunity to shine a spotlight on those IMO treaty instruments which have not yet entered into force, as well as those for which ratification by more States and more effective implementation would yield significant benefits..

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Verification of container weights – be prepared for the legislation


This article covering a very pertinent and current discussion regarding the verification of container weights – was reposted from WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PORTCULLIS blog by Michael Poverello.. Preparing for legislation on verification of container weights November 26, 2013 — Leave a comment Port Technology International – The work by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), within the auspices of…

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Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?


The TT Club addresses this issue in great detail as per their article below.. The safety of containers was initially addressed when there were tens of thousands of units. Now, some 45 years later, there are tens of millions in circulation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been reviewing the processes associated with the Convention…

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What does UN Number mean in haz cargo..??


Name: Ashwini Email: ashwinimodel@gmail.com Ask your question here..: every haz cargo has the UN NO NO.. WAT DOES IT MEAN? WAT VALUE DOES IT TAKE PLACE FOR THE HAZ APPROVAL FROM CARRIER?

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