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Debra DiCianna (Photo: Choice Ballast Solutions)

DiCianna Joins Choice Ballast Solutions

systems.  In her role at Choice, DiCianna will be responsible for assisting clients, both shipowners and ballast water treatment manufacturers, in all matters concerning BWMS planning, installation and compliance.   DiCianna is a delegate for the United States (U.S.) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Tech Panel. During her tenure with the U.S. EPA, DiCianna studied the design and performance of BWM technologies and assisted in the development of water discharge

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World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

; This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector. The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting for its 120th session at IMO Headquarters in London, endorsed the theme, following a proposal by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. “IMO has a strong commitment to helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and continues to support the participation

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Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

in complex or demanding situations that impact situational awareness or highlight the need for communications.   Where do you see opportunity for growth? CMS has a history in simulation for both training and industrial projects for operations in ice. The Center recently led the International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group tasked to develop the new basic and advanced ice navigation model training courses for use as required by the Polar Code. In addition to ice navigation for commercial shipping, CMS is also looking at developing more specialized training for the offshore industry

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Pacific Maritime Sector Lures Women

 Regional commitment of the Pacific on the advancement of women and gender equality in the maritime sector was at the forefront of a meeting held by The Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PacWIMA) in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, April 24-28.    Thanks to International Maritime Organization (IMO) funding, the association was able to meet and discuss the regional strategy for Pacific women in the maritime sector, e launching their new website and collaborating with the World Maritime University`s Women’s Association.   The strategy seeks to encourage women

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IMO Addressing Substandard Shipping Issues

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim has stressed the vital importance of collaborative efforts to leave ‘no hiding place’ for substandard shipping.    Lim was addressing the third Joint Ministerial Conference of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding on Port State Control in Vancouver, Canada (May 3-4).   Port State Control is the mechanism that enables officials from a port state to board and inspect foreign-flag ships to ensure they comply with the necessary safety and environmental regulations.    By sharing

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Day of the Seafarer 2017

will be celebrated across the globe with a special focus on ports and seafarer centres.    Under this year’s theme #SeafarersMatter, the campaign aims to engage the people working in ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them.   International Maritime Organization (IMO) is also launching a new Day of the Seafarer logo. The Day of the Seafarer logo seeks to celebrate those people working in the industry, making it clear that seafaring is inclusive and a career at sea is suitable for both men and women.   To encourage people to participate

Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the United Kingdom, where the IMO kicked off its 2017 World Maritime Day theme ‘Connecting ships, ports and people.’ Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

"It is Easy for Seafarers to Feel Lonely and Isolated" Says UN

 Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.   “Even though seafaring can provide the basis for a fulfilling and life-long career, it is still a very difficult and demanding job,” Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), said in his message on Day of the Seafarer.   In addition to personal issues, conditions onboard

Fifty Years of Seafarer Training in the South Pacific

sea. And many young Kiribati obtain a stable job thanks to the training.”   The high quality of training is ensured by modern technical equipment as well as the STCW (International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) of the IMO (International Maritime Organization). The suitability of the seafarers for service at sea is attested locally by a physician in accordance with the guidelines of Berufsgenossenschaft Verkehr, the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Transport and Traffic.    On the genesis: An emergency aboard

Ice Navigation Training for Maersk Line Officers

, taking into account the Baltic Feeder newbuildings that will be delivered later this year. The Maersk Line officers will receive both Polar Code training as well as knowledge and skills essential to the operation of these newbuildings in ice and winter conditions.    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), which entered into force on January 1, 2017, addresses ship design, construction and equipment, operational and training concerns, search and rescue and the protection of the unique environment of the polar

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Emirati Women Graduate Abu Dhabi Maritime Training Center

;s leadership vision to empower women to become a vital component in the development of the society.   Lecturers from the Australian Maritime College carried out the training of all 16 students and the Australian Marine Safety Authority, who are the official representative of the International Maritime Organization in Australia, issuing the certification. The students were required to attend ten weeks of classes and spend four months at sea to demonstrate their practical experience by completing tasks on board vessels.   With this achievement, the first Emirati woman who successfully passed

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Empowering Maritime Women in East and Southern Africa

 Promoting women's access to quality employment and senior management level within the maritime sector is a key priority for International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s gender and capacity-building program and was at the core of the 8th regional conference to support the Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in East and Southern Africa (WOMESA), held in Mahé, Seychelles (September 26 to 29).   Under the theme "A Decade of empowering Maritime Women - What does the future hold for Africa's Blue Economy?", the event, supported by the Seychelles Maritime

RMI Registry Strengthens Support for Japanese Owners

began issuing documents and certificates electronically as part of the initial vessel registration package and is working towards the issuance of all certificates electronically which has been of benefit to our owners and operators in all markets,” continued Ng.    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines, FAL.5/Circ.39/Rev.2, set out features for electronic certificates to enable stakeholders the ability to verify their authenticity.  “As per the IMO guidelines, initial registration documents can now be sent electronically and verified using a Quick Response

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

the shipping industry’s imminent decarbonization. In order to do so, they suggest that the industry unites around a global standard for maritime-specific climate risk assessments.   The report outlines the drivers of decarbonization of shipping markets. The drivers include the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) plans to adopt regulations for reducing emissions from shipping and the possibility of shipping being brought into the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), both from 2023, and science-based targets initiatives that could also apply pressure from outside the maritime

Dr. Stelios Kyriacou (Photo: De Nora)

Kyriacou to Lead De Nora's BWMS Unit

of the full Wärtsilä BWMS range. He previously undertook the same role at Hamworthy from 2009 until its acquisition by Wärtsilä and held roles at Hatlapa Marine Equipment. Dr. Kyriacou has also leant his extensive expertise in ballast water and maritime issues to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) Ballast Water Working Group, IMarEST Ballast Water Expert Group and to U.K. Government and European committees on maritime strategy, innovation and regulation.      

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More Women in Ports

, visits were organized at the Port of Le Havre and the Port of Rouen, enabling the participants to experience for themselves the day-to-day operations of a port with a view to applying the newly-learned material back in their respective countries.   The event is being held under International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s gender and capacity-building programme, in collaboration with Le Havre Port Authority, and held at the Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER).    It comes as part of IMO's ongoing efforts to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

on various U.S. flag ships and served as captain of passenger vessels. She also served in the federal government in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Maritime Administration, overseeing contracts, and U.S. Coast Guard, representing the U.S. interests in mariner training standards with the International Maritime Organization.   Goss joined Crowley in 2013 as manager of regulatory training in the marine development and compliance department. In 2014, she was promoted to director, marine development, and then in 2017 to director, marine recruiting and development.   “The award is truly

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Port Security Training in Dominican Republic

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) maritime security training is underway for port facility security officers, managers and designated authority officials in Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic (12-16 March).    Run by IMO in collaboration with the Dominican Republic Ministry of Defence (Cuerpo Especializado de Seguridad Portuaria), the workshop is training participants on how to perform their duties in line with IMO’s code on International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS Code) and SOLAS Chapter XI-2 (click for details).    Participants are also

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