The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has just published Multilingual questions for the medical assessment and treatment of seafarers. This updated publication assists medical professionals, first officers, port health authorities and welfare workers, among others, with assessing and treating seafarers in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Archives for April 2013
The Stad Ship Tunnel is a proposed ship tunnel that would bypass the Stad Peninsula in Selje, Norway – one of the most exposed and dangerous areas for ships along the coast of Norway.
A new International Maritime Organization (IMO) film promoting the role of women in the maritime sector has been launched during a conference on the Development of a Global Stategy for Women Seafarers.
Seafarers still feel insufficiently informed about their new ‘bill of rights’ even though it is only four months until the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is due to take effect, a new German survey confirms.
Bourbon Evolution 800 refers to the class of 10 IMR (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair) ships, owned by the shipping company Bourbon.The Evolution 800 vessels have been built to address the complex needs of the maritime operations in the high seas.
The Arctic environment is changing over time. Satellite observations show decreasing multi-year ice and increasing open water during summer.
Report issued today at events in Singapore and London indicates strong growth for the maritime sector in the years up to 2030 and an even bigger role for China in the maritime world, as seaborne trade increases from 9 billion tonnes annually to between 19-24 billion tonnes.
MONALISA 2.0 aims at contributing to a continuous improvement and development of efficient, safe and environmentally friendly maritime transport in the European Union by implementation of a series of measures in accordance with the EU’s transport policies.
It’s farewell to the ICSW and ISAN and welcome to ISWAN. On 1 April 2013 the International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare (ICSW) & the International Seafarers’ Assistance Network (ISAN) formally merged to become the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).