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Report on MASRWG Conference

Paper presented and report on Autonomous Ships Conference.

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New IFSMA Secretary General Appointed

Commodore Jim Scorer

Commodore Jim Scorer was appointed as IFSMA Secretary General from 1st May 2016
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UN Secretay General's Visit to IMO

On 3rd February Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited IMO and gave a speech to delegates of the HTW3 Sub-Committee and IMO staff.
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IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The IMO Award for Exception Bravery at Sea. The awards ceremony was held on Thursday 19 November at IMO during their Council Meeting.

Present at the awards ceremony were Captain Hans Sande, IFSMA President and Captain Paul Owen, Acting Secretary General. (Hans Sande shown below.)

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Criminalisation Video

Link to Criminalisation Video - every Shipmaster should see this!
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IFSMA Update - May & June 2015

The May and June 2015 report contains reports on MARPOL 68, MSC 95 and Council 114. Also information on the latest NGO Informal Group Meeting, the agreed location for AGA 42, Criminalisation of the Shipmaster and Piracy, amongst other subjects. Read More…

Liquefaction - A Reminder

ABSTRACT
Bulk carriers are ship types designed to carry dry cargo in bulk form. Especially concentrate cargoes, such as iron ore and nickel ore, affect ship stability negatively.
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Seafarer's Diabetes Guide


"A Seafarer's Guide to Understanding Diabetes" Read More…

Master's Worst Nightmare

The story of one Ship's rescue of more than 500 immigrants in the Mediterranean during October 2014. Read More…

IMO News - Issue 1-2015

The latest edition of IMO News - Issue 1-2015, The official magazine of the International Maritime Organization, has just been published online and includes some interesting articles. Read More…