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Cyprus Adopts Formal Crew Change Process

issued by the Ministry of Health also permit the long-term stay in anchorage of vessels, including cruise ships (warm lay-up).Cyprus is actively supporting and implementing such measures, in support of recommendations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), European Union (EU), International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The process has been formalized to support safe and efficient shipping operations, in line with growing recognition for seafarers as key workers.The main conditions under which crew changes are permitted include the following:Isolation:

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Strengthening Role of Women in Fisheries

its Women in Maritime gender programme.IMO highlighted how, over the last 30 years, the organization has facilitated access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector. This is a model which other participants such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have agreed to emulate.Both FAO and ILO plan to work with IMO to develop project proposals to help increase women's recruitment and access to training in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.Participants also discussed various topics such as working conditions, the role of

Board Chairman, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA (3rd left) Deputy Governor, Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro (middle), Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside (3rd right) and other NIMASA Board member. (Photo:NIMASA)

NIMASA Commended on Day of Seafarers

of Nigerian Seafarers and Cadets in specialized maritime courses both locally and internationally, which is aimed at enhancing their competences and employability.Dr. Peterside also reaffirmed NIMASA's commitment to ensuring better living conditions for the seafarers in line with the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Decent Work Agenda.He also highlighted the importance of the ILO’s Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006, stating that it made adequate provisions for seafarers’ welfare which if fully implemented will also guarantee their wellbeing."As the competent authority

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European Dockworkers to Hold Two-hour Strike

of the European Commission (EC).   Once the conflict in Spain has been resolved, the IDC said it expects the EC to reconvene the European Commission Sectorial Social Dialogue Committee, which the IDC will re-join in order to promote new changes.   The IDC said it demands that International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions 137 and 152 be ratified and complied with by all member states of the European Union.   The IDC added it completely opposes any attempts to increase job instability and precariousness in the ports, along with any form of privatization that opposes the interests

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ILO Minimum Wage for Seafarers to Stay at $614

 The recommended International Labour Organization (ILO) Minimum Wage for Able Seafarers will remain at its current level of US$ 614 basic pay per month until at least 2018.   This follows an ILO Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) meeting held in Geneva last week, comprising representatives of maritime employers co-ordinated by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and seafarers’ unions co-ordinated by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).   Speaking after the ILO JMC meeting on behalf of ICS, the spokeperson for the Shipowners’ Group, Max Johns

MV Argo Merchant was a Liberian-flagged oil tanker that ran aground and sank southeast of Nantucket Island, Mass., on Dec. 15, 1976, causing one of the largest marine oil spills in history. U.S. Coast Guard Archives

Disasters at Sea & Their Impact on Shipping Regulation

industry approaches maritime safety. It’s moving from engineering fixes to problems, to addressing the human factors, he says.   Rules & Regulation The following are the major international shipping conventions, adopted by the International Maritime Organization (and the International Labour Organization) concerning safety and pollution prevention. However, many other maritime instruments concerning more specific issues are also in force worldwide. Dealing with the ship •    SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974) lays down a comprehensive

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