The mechanism for setting the minimum monthly wage for able seafarers is the only one in the International Labour Organization (ILO) that sets the basic wage for any industry. GENEVA (ILO News) – A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the ILO has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly basic wage […]
June 25 – IMO Secretary-General’s video message for Day of the Seafarer filmed from the Seamen’s Center at Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. On June 25, the industry celebrates the fifth Day of the Seafarer. This day was instituted by the IMO to remember the importance of seafarers and to raise awareness about life at sea.
This video reports on continuing efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Maritime University (WMU) to promote the advancement of women in shipping. It puts the spotlight on the outcome of the 2014 “Maritime Women: Global Leadership” conference held by WMU in Malmo, Sweden, and co-sponsored by IMO. The conference attracted women […]
IMO has decided to make it mandatory to weigh loaded containers before they are transported by sea. This will enhance safety and prevent pollution of the marine environment. In the future, loaded containers must not be taken on board a ship until their weight has been determined. This was decided by the IMO Maritime Safety […]
IMO adopted amendments to the ISM Code through MSC.353(92) The IMO Maritime Safety Committee in its Session 92 adopted amendments to the ISM Code through IMO Resolution MSC.353(92) which shall enter into force on 1 January 2015. The amendments to the ISM Code are as follows: The amended ISM-Code includes various new footnotes with guidelines […]
Show appreciation through social media for seafarers and their contribution. Quietly, mostly unnoticed, seafarers keep the wheels of the world in motion. Throughout the world, they face hardship and danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. Their work is hard and the level of responsibility is high. Every year, June 25th is celebrated […]
Purpose The purpose of this Marine Notice is to draw the attention of ship owners, masters, officers, ratings, seafarer training organisations and marine pilots to the requirements for security training in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW) and the following Marine Orders with […]