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The international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters. We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Check out the MARS section.
Seafarers Assistance Program is a voluntary charity of merchant mariners founded in 1996 to offer humantarian assistance to all seafarers; Monitor, document and investigate seafarers’ rights abuses in Africa; Design, co-ordinate and carry out training, cultural and leisure activites for seafarers; Collect and dessiminate information on maritime activities in Africa; Collect and dessiminate educational materials as well as studies.
Founded by a group of major safety training providers to enhance the quality of emergency response training by encouraging an interchange of knowledge and experience between training providers on a global basis.
Maritime Safety Training software covering fire safety, sea survival, first aid and ship security. Demos, registration required.
Describes its objectives: The maritime industry today should: Recognise- that the current international regulations set a standard which, if properly implemented by all operators and effectively enforced by all flag States, would ensure shipping services of high technical, safety and environmental quality; Acknowledge- that the acceptance of substandard practices by any sector of the maritime industry including its customers is detrimental to the protection of people and the environment, ship safety and fair competition, and that the elimination of such practices would benefit all responsible participants in the market and contribute to an enhanced safety and quality culture throughout the industry; Be aware- that quality shipping needs quality seafarers and that compliance with internationally agreed training, competence and working standards are integral to ship safety, the promotion of a safety culture and to quality shipping; Urge- public authorities to increase their efforts to raise quality awareness and harmonise port State control and focus it particularly on substandard ships, to ensure more transparent and accurate information on the quality of ships obtained through port State control and to exercise restraint in introducing new and additional technical requirements for ships and crews
The initiative to form an Asia Pacific regional association grew out of a series of informal gatherings, initiated by the meeting of Heads of Maritime Education and Training Institutions in Asia Pacific, convened and hosted by the Australian Maritime College in 1989.
French safety and survival training centre in Brittany.
Trygdarmiðstøðin – (The Safety Centre) – Faroe Islands
An institution under the Faroese Fishery Administration, which has sea safety as one of its fields of responsibility. Safety and Survival training.
CHIRPS The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme.
Check out its quarterly feedback newsletters
Anti-piracy/maritime crime organisation, issues weekly piracy reports.
Promote the development and implementation of the highest possible performance, manufacturing, maintenance, service and training standards, for all lifesaving, survival and emergency rescue equipment. To be a centralized network for the collection and dissemination of useful information. To serve and educate the membership, the general public, and governing agencies in a manner which exhibits a commitment to the highest degree of quality and integrity.
Daily blog and forum for seafarers
Interesting photos of what it looks like when things go really wrong:
And some remarkable photos here
A quirky weekly round-up by Fred Fry International ‘citizen journalist’. Well worth a look
Online, free, subscribable, American with a bias towards US navy stories
Self explanatory, site for mariners, strong US bias flavour.
Networking site for seafarers. Worth a look.
Don Pedro’s Mariners job links, worth a browse, also has a maritime webring associated with it.
Site for Merchant marine studies and exams. Well recommended.
National Maritime Investigation Agencies
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
- Bureau d’enquêtes sur les événements de mer (BEAmer)
- Dutch Transport Safety Board (DTSB)
- International Transportation Safety Association (ITSA)
- Marine Accident Investigation Branch, UK
- Transportation Safety Board of Canada
- US Coastguard Office of Investigation and Analysis
- Hong Kong Marine Department
- International Maritime Organization
- Transport Accident Investigation Commission, New Zealand
- The National Transportation Safety Board, USA (NTSB)
- Board of Accident Investigation, Sweden
- Swedish Maritime Administration
- Accident Investigation Board of Finland
- Marine Accidents Inquiry Agency, Japan
- American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc
- Assuranceforeningen Gard
- Assuranceforeningen Skuld
- The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited
- The Japan Ship Owners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association
- The London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association Limited
- The North of England Protection & Indemnity Association
- The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association (Luxembourg)
- The Standard Steamship Owners’ Protection & Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Limited
- The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited
- The Swedish Club
- United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited
- The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg)
Maritime Related Blogs