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Easy access to the internet onboard ships is a key requirement if young people are to be attracted into the seafaring profession, according to speakers at a World Maritime Day IMO symposium on maritime education and training.

A new inter-agency platform for information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea has been launched by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The UKHO has claimed that, based on its data, 54 per cent of tankers are now equipped to comply with the 1 July 2015 ECDIS mandate – however, this leaves more than 4,000 tankers that are not yet using an ENC service as the deadline approaches.

Oceans HQ reports that the Gibraltar Ship Registry is deploying its Vessel HQ and Seafarer HQ platforms to aid on board administration and certification management.

ECDIS training provider Safebridge is adding Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital ECDIS to its portfolio of training courses.

A new report from Crewtoo on the happiness levels of seafarers highlights just how important internet access has become for those working at sea, claiming many now demand it rather than simply desire it.

Monday, 16 March 2015 13:06

Iridium GMDSS evaluation formally begins

The International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) has begun the formal evaluation process of Iridium as a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provider.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:29

New EU regulations on emissions monitoring

The EU Council has reached an agreement that will see ships above 5000 gross tons obliged to monitor CO2 emissions from January 2018.

A group of NGOs has called on the IMO to make data on ship efficiency freely available in an effort to reduce emissions and push down costs.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:27

New propulsion evaluation software from ClassNK

Japanese classification society ClassNK has launched the latest version of its PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower software.

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