Making the Difference, Passenger Mustering and Crowd Control
Recent events involving passenger ships have once again demonstrated the vital importance of a...
Drugs and Alcohol, A Manager's Guide
The MLC 2006 as amended includes guidelines on the safety and health education of seafarers,...
The Practical Management and Switching of Marine Fuels
In the highly competitive world of cargo carrying, shipowners face a number of serious issues....
Port State Control - Tightening the Net (Edition 3)
This programme explains that theobjective of Port State Control is to ensure that all the...
Working with Maritime Security Guards
As part of their anti-piracy measures, many shipping companies now employ armed security...
Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes
Project cargoes present specific and sometimes complex handling issues, particularly if shipsa...
Social Media at Sea - Want to be Famous
It is a fact today that ships’ crews are much smaller in number than they used to be so there is...
Below are a number of websites that may support your training needs. They are categorised by:
- SALES AGENTS
- MARITIME COAST GUARDS, PORTS, AND PORT STATE CONTROL
- MARITIME ASSOCIATIONS
- TRADE UNIONS
- MARITIME WELFARE
- CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES
- P & I CLUBS (INSURANCE)
- MARITIME MEDIA/INFO/GENERAL
- UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES
Acuerdo Latino Latin American Port State Control
Armada de Chile Chilean Maritime Administration
Australian Maritime Safety Authority – Australian Port State Control
Hong Kong Marine Department Information on port condition, the shipping register and news
Portfocus.com Information about ports of the world
STCW Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping information
Tokyo MOU Port State Control in Asia/Pacific region
De Vereniging Nederlandse Scheepsbouw Industrie (VNSI) The Netherlands' Shipbuilding Industry Association
Spark International Maritime Claims Consultants
The Society of Maritime Industries
The Society of Maritime Industries web portal provides information on marine equipment for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports, offshore oil and gas facilities and pollution prevention, control and clean-up. Also services such as port design, oil spill contractors, engineering and consulting.
- Association of British Offshore Industries - ABOI
- British Marine Equipment Association - BMEA
- British Naval Equipment Association - BNEA
- British Oil Spill Control Association - BOSCA
- Ports and Terminals Group - PTG
Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission
SIU US Seafarers' Union
Dansk Metal Danish Metalworkers Union including seafarers
Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail (CFDT) French national trade union federation including transport workers
Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund The Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB)
Norsk Sjømannsforbund Norwegian Seamens' Union/Cruise Info
Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) Spanish national trade union federation (including transport workers)
Facket för Service och Kommunikation (SEKO) Swedish transport & communications
Mission to Seafarers International Christian organisation of seafarers' missions
Sjömansservice Swedish Government Seafarers' Service
France: Bureau Veritas
Germany: Germanischer Lloyd
Italy: Registro Italiano Navale
Korea: Korean Register of Shipping
Norway: Det Norske Veritas
Poland: Polski Rejestr Statkóns
Maritime Cabotage Task Force - Jones Act Maritime industry group fighting to retain US "Cabotage" -- the reservation of coastal and internal shipping to ships of the national flag (and crew).
InforMARE Transport News Lots of good transport news in Italian, Spanish, French, German and English. Free!
The Journal of Commerce US daily paper with good transport coverage.
The Financial Times UK daily financial business paper
InformISM Enhancing knowledge, understanding and debate about the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.