Maritime Minister Robert Courts has announced government funding for 3 organisations to support projects developing seafarers’ wellbeing and maritime skills, diversity and careers.
Today, James Fisher and Sons plc and Graig, with support from DNV, unveil a pioneering service operation vessel (SOV) design concept, ULSTEIN TWIN X-STERNTM SOV, developed in partnership with Ulstein Design solutions.
A number of unions and global union federations have written to the International Labour Organization (ILO — part of the UN) asking it to urgently intervene on behalf of the 800 seafarers who were illegally fired and cruelly mistreated by P&O Ferries.
Organic flow battery technology avoids many of the environmental disadvantages of conventional battery technologies, and is ideally suited to maritime applications.
JPMorgan Chase, an investment bank, won a court order that permitted the seizure of a Russian oligarch’s luxury yacht in Gibraltar last week.
The Seafarers’ Charity’s UK Maritime Anchor Fund supports working-age UK merchant seafarers. The Fund is now open for applications for those impacted by the P&O Ferries redundancies.
A British warship ran into a hunter-killer submarine from Russia with the vessel’s sonar equipment as it went patrolling in the North Atlantic. The information was shared by the UK Ministry of Defense.
The UK Government’s position is that despite contemporary human rights concerns, UNCLOS remains fit for purpose and that human rights challenges are sufficiently addressed by existing labour rights instruments, IMO guidelines, and a limited jurisprudence.
Britain, the host of the COP26 climate change summit 2021, called for absolute zero global shipping emissions by 2050. It also declared the introduction of nonpolluting commercial vessels by the year 2025.
Following the monitoring of epidemiological research from the restart of domestic cruising the UK government has given the go ahead for international cruise sailings to start from England in line with guidance from Public Health England.