Two-day ‘Supporting Seafarers’ conference coincided with launch of ten-year research report Ten years on from the publication in 2007 of ‘Supporting Seafarers and their Families: Challenges for the Future’, a new report, ‘Navigating Change – A Review of the UK Maritime Welfare Charity Sector’ was released at a major conference in London on 16-17 October.
Mairéad Ní Cheóinín has been appointed to Seafarers UK as the charity’s new Corporate Fundraising Manager where her focus will be on engaging with the commercial maritime sector. Mairéad brings a wealth of business development, marketing experience and industry knowledge to the position from her previous roles, working with Steamship Mutual P&I, TradeWinds, Informa PLC
Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that following the success of the mental health welfare leaflet “Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events”, the leaflet is now available in the Tagalog language. The leaflet is now available on both the HRAS (Publications) and UK P&I (Knowledge) websites and can be downloaded for free. Translation
This week the Port of London Authority (PLA) and the London Tilbury Seafarers Centre (LTSC) is distributing food gift bags to crews visiting the port, to show their appreciation during Seafarers Awareness week. The gift bags include British favourites including McVities Shortbread, PG Tips and even HP Sauce, which the crew can enjoy during their
Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow As the UK finally embarks on Brexit negotiations, our island nation’s attention is being focused on the vital role our ports, harbours and seafarers will have to play in the future. Increased world trade will likely increase the 95% of
The Port of London Authority (PLA) is inviting over 16s to take a look at its opportunities for apprenticeships at a special Open Day on Friday, 30 June. The PLA looks after 95 miles of the tidal Thames, from the North Sea through the heart of the historic city to Teddington Lock in West London.
The Port of London Authority (PLA) has broken ground for the construction of a new radar tower in Northfleet, Kent, as part of the 18-strong radar network it operates, overseeing safe navigation on the UK’s busiest waterway. The PLA is investing £1 million in replacing the existing Northfleet radar, located on Tarmac’s riverside office building,
Two new themes launched for Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June 2017) 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.
The Port of London Authority (PLA) launched its latest safety campaign, focused on the Human Factor, at its Annual Stakeholder Forum today (Tuesday, 9 May). The PLA decided to target human error after analysis of incident data showed that it was the leading cause of navigational incidents on the tidal Thames in the last two
In the first three months of the year, 66 ships calling at terminals on the Thames qualified for the UK’s first port charge discount for cleaner ships. Introduced by the Port of London Authority (PLA) on 1 January, the discount is available to ships that exceed international emissions standards set by the International Maritime Organisation