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Liverpool to Lead Way in Cruise Ship Crew Welfare for Third Year

is always on the look-out for volunteers to help at the centres making cups of tea, providing a friendly ear and driving the mini bus.Corporate supporters of LSC include:  Essar’s Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port, Peel Ports, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board, the Mersey River Pilots, Mersey Maritime, the Voluntary Aid Club and The Phoebe Wortley Charitable Trust

Nusrat Ghani (Photo: Maritime UK)

Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established

missing out on the skills and talents of outstanding women.”   Taskforce members include: Sue Terpilowski, WISTA UK Alison Lockyer, DfT Sarah Dhanda, British Marine Elizabeth Paull, Aquatec Karen Waltham, HR Network Iain Mackinnon, MSA Ruth Hodgson, Mersey Maritime Anne-Marie Mountifield, Solent LEP Sarah West, ABP Andrew Moffatt, Port of Tyne Nicky Goldsbrough, Shoreham Port Justine Brown, DP World Europe Kirsi Tikka, American Bureau of Shipping Julie Lithgow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Nicola d’Hubert

Left to right: Councillor George Davies, Deputy Leader, Wirral Council; Mersey Maritime Chief Executive Officer Chris Shirling-Rooke and  Martin White, Chief Executive, Stream Marine Training (Photo: Mersey Maritime)

Funding Secured for New UK Offshore Training Site

Trade representative body Mersey Maritime has praised the power of partnership as an agreement was signed at its Birkenhead headquarters June 14 to develop a brand new maritime and offshore training facility in the UK’s North West Investment for the new training facility was officially agreed this week, following months of discussions in which Mersey Maritime played a vital role. The cluster organization for the maritime sector in the North West has been instrumental in initiating discussions and lining up potential partners from across the region’s public and private sectors to

Captain Lawrence Aye-Manug MN Director Liverpool Seafarers Centre (LSC), Mr R Muirhead  Lord Lieutenant’s Husband, Geoff Rafferty. Director LSC, Dame Lorna Muirhead Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, John Wilson CEO LSC, Pamela Brown Director and Vice Chairman of LSC (Photo: LSC)

Liverpool Seafarers Center to Open Eastham Hub

in Crosby to provide support to the 50,000 seafarers who pass through Merseyside’s ports each year. It has been supported by donations from Essar’s Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port,  Peel Ports, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board, proceeds from Mersey River Pilots raffle and the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards raffle, the Voluntary Aid Club Dinner and The Phoebe Wortley Charitable Trust.   Mr. Wilson said: “The new center enables us to maximize the support we can give to seafarers docking within the various berths on the Manchester Ship Canal. The crew are frequently

Lauren Kemp, second left, collects her Rising Star award from Prof Ahmed Al-Shamma’a of Liverpool John Moores University, left, the award sponsor. Pictured here with joint Rising Star winner John-James Gallagher of Royal HaskoningDHV and event host BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin. (Photo: Mersey Maritime)

Beech Group's Kemp is Maritime Industry Rising Star

and remediation experts Beech Group has announced Group Financial Controller Lauren Kemp as a winner of this year’s Rising Star Award in the region’s most prestigious maritime industry awards.   Chris Wainwright,  Managing Director at Beech Group. who entered Lauren for the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs), said he was delighted that the work and achievements of one of his younger members of staff had been publicly acknowledged.   He said: “Lauren’s win is testament to her tremendous hard work and dedication. At only 28, she has helped steer this company

Chris Shirling-Rooke (Photo: Mersey Maritime)

New CEO for Mersey Maritime

Chris Shirling-Rooke has taken the helm as the new CEO for Mersey Maritime following the retirement of his predecessor, Jim Teasdale. Shirling-Rooke, who joined Mersey Maritime as Commercial Director in 2013, took on the role of acting CEO 12 months ago. During that time, he has been instrumental in forming strategic partnerships with key Mersey Maritime members including Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Dong Energy, the Peel Group and Seatruck to forge closer links with the education sector and maritime businesses in the Liverpool City Region, the company said. According to Mersey

L-R: John Hulmes - Chairman of Mersey Maritime; Alderman the Lord Mountevans of Chelsea – Chairman of Maritime London; Doug Barrow – CEO of Maritime London; Chris Shirling-Rooke, Acting CEO, Mersey Maritime

Mersey Maritime, Maritime London Discuss Collaboration

Mersey Maritime has hosted a visit by Maritime London as part of an initiative to develop ways in which the two bodies can encourage maritime organizations to work more closely together. Maritime London Chairman Alderman the Lord Mountevans of Chelsea, and Chief Executive Doug Barrow spent the day in Liverpool meeting with local maritime businesses and key business leaders. The day included a tour of Liverpool2, Peel Ports’ new $460 million deep water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool which is due to open at the end of 2015. As part of the visit, a business lunch hosted by

Dave Gillam (Photo courtesy: SeaKing)

SeaKing Apprentice Tally Surges

SeaKing Electrical division and one for land-based Peter D Welch Electrical Contractors Ltd (PDW). The electrical engineering group first launched its program for trainees six years ago and training will be delivered with the Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW), part of the Mersey Maritime Group based in Monks Ferry, Birkenhead. The new apprentices will embark on a two-year extended diploma, NVQ Level 2 and 3, in Electrical Installation alongside a BTEC National Certificate in Electrical Engineering. SeaKing Electrical Group managing director Dave Gillam said apprenticeships

Livvy Weston (Photo courtesy: Mersey Maritime)

Mersey Maritime Apprentice Invited to Westminister

Mersey Maritime Apprentice Olivia (Livvy) Weston got a chance to visit No.10 Downing Street and the House of Commons after meeting the Shipping Minister, John Hayes, MP on an official visit. The 18-year-old Apprentice, who has been with Mersey Maritime since finishing her A-levels last year, spent a day in Westminster. She visited Hayes at the Department for Transport, watched a Parliamentary debate in the House of Commons and had her photo taken in front of the famous black door of No.10 Downing Street. Former Halewood Academy pupil Livvy said, “I felt very privileged meeting Mr. Hayes

Hazel Walker (Photo courtesy of Mersey Maritime)

Walker Joins Mersey Maritime as Business Development Manager

Hazel Walker has been appointed to the position of business development manager at Mersey Maritime to help implement the organization’s development strategy over the next five years.   Walker will be tasked with developing business relationships and growing the organization’s commercially based activities.   

Photo courtesy of MECNW

MECNW Helps Tackle Skills Shortages

of employers’ expectations can be avoided if business leaders and training colleges work more closely together, according to the head of one of the region’s major engineering training centers. Terry Weston, Skills Director at Maritime & Engineering College North West (MECNW), a Mersey Maritime Group Company, warned, “The effect of skills shortages is already being widely felt in today’s workforce. While it will take some time to adequately address this issue, it is vital that the process gets underway. Employers need to work with colleges like MECNW to upskill existing

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