Remembering the Importance of Seafarers

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.

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IMO MSC: Containers Must be Weighed

Container Accident

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 […]

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IMO Launches Day of the Seafarer 2014 Toolkit

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 […]

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AMSA: STCW Security Training Requirements

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 […]

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