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  • Two New Themes for Seafarers Awareness Week

    Announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, with the focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port industry.

  • SIFAX Group calls for teaching of Maritime...

    The Group Executive Vice Chairman, Sifax Group, Taiwo Afolabi, has urged the Federal Government to review the country’s educational curriculum to incorporate teaching of maritime-related subjects at the secondary school level.

  • DNV GL, MPA to Research Autonomous Shipping...

    A memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote research and development (R&D) and innovation in the maritime industry was renewed between DNV GL and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). 

  • Maritime Union Contributes S$1.2 million to...

    Amidst the current difficult times faced by the maritime industry, the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) continues to be proactive. SMOU will contribute S$1.2 million to local shipping companies to encourage them to provide training berths for Singaporean seafaring cadets in the Tripartite Nautical Training Award and Tripartite Engineering Training Award Programmes (TNTA & TETA).

  • Abu Dhabi Ports aims to achieve 55 per cent...

    With the aim of attracting Emirati talent aspiring to lead the dynamic operations of ports and industrial zones, Abu Dhabi Ports, is participating at Tawdheef 2017 which is being held between 30 January and 1 February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

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Singapore Launches Enhanced Technical Co-Operation And Training Package For IMO And Its Member States

Singapore has launched an enhanced 5-year technical co-operation and training package for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States. Valued at USD 5 million (approximately SGD 6.5 million), the package comprises fellowships, scholarships, workshops, and courses to enhance capacity-building and human resource development. The package builds on the Memorandum of Understanding Between Singapore and the IMO Concerning a Third Country Training Programme (TCTP)1 , under which the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been providing capacity-building assistance to IMO Member States since 1998.

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Simwave maritime simulator centre officially open

Simwave officially opened its 5,000-square-metre maritime training centre in Barendrecht yesterday. Naturally, the opening was simulated. On all the screens of 59 simulators, four vessels sailed at the same time through an opening ribbon in an imaginary port with the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Giza and the Burj Khalifa on the quays.

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Interactive, online courses on the rise

Danish Shipping Academy introduced an interactive, online version of the mandatory “§16 Safety and Health” course and courses in Danish Maritime Legislation with success in November 2017. There has been a significant increase in the number of seafarers taking these courses and satisfaction has been very high.

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