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UKSR announces its second year of Sponsorship of the Maritime UK Awards

21/07/2020 00:00:00 We are delighted to be sponsoring the Maritime UK Awards for the second year running. This year the awards ceremony set to be held In Plymouth, with an autumn date still to be announced.

UK Ship Register maintains US QUALSHIP 21 Status

17/07/2020 00:00:00 The UK Ship Register has maintained its US QUALSHIP 21 status (Quality Shipping for the 21st Century). One of the world’s top standards, the US Coast Guard awards it to flag administrations and vessel owners that consistently demonstrate a commitment to quality and safety.

New simulator training experience approved for seafarers

14/07/2020 00:00:00 Working closely with the maritime industry, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the MCA has played a key role in both developing and supporting a full mission bridge simulator. It gives cadets the chance to get a proper understanding of what real life is like onboard the bridge of a vessel.

Fishing crews urged to turn the tide on industry’s safety record

08/07/2020 00:00:00 The campaign, led by The Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG), highlights a day at sea and the simple steps a skipper and his crew take every day to ensure they return home safely to their loved ones. The campaign comes as many fishing crews across the UK are returning to sea following weeks of lockdown and challenging market conditions to sell their catch.

MCA release two new pocket guides to highlight importance of seafarers’ wellbeing and mental health at sea

08/07/2020 00:00:00 The importance of mental health and wellbeing is something that the MCA has worked hard with industry to promote and support.  ‘Wellbeing at Sea: A Guide for Organisations’ and ‘Wellbeing at Sea: A Pocket Guide for Seafarers’ have been created by the MCA in consultation with unions, ship owners and maritime charities; and explore a range of mental, emotional and physical issues crew might experience on a day-to-day basis on-board vessels.