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The UAE is working towards ratifying the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), following a sharp rise in seafarer abandonment cases over the past two years.

The Australian authorities have banned a Shandong Shipping bulker from the countries waters for 12 months for delibrately underpaying the crew.

Continuing to crackdown on companies breaching the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) the Australian authorities have barred the bulker DL Carnation for 12 months over underpaying the crew.

Asian shipowners have flagged concerns over practical onboard compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 and the STCW Code.

The Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA), has announced that longtime md Arthur Bowring would retire at the end of the month and take on a senior consultancy and advisory role with the association.

The Australian authorities have barred the Indonesian general cargo vessel Noah Satu from the country’s ports for a second time in six months.

No chance of walking on Dartmoor one wet morning in Devon last week… but the weather did provide the opportunity for a bit of ‘maritime research’ and a small excuse for a ‘what I did on my holidays’ report.

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) says that the number of Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) related problems found by its inspectors increased last year.

New rules governing the use of gas as a fuel on ships will come into force in 2017 after the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted them last week.

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has highlighted concerns about the welfare of the crew of Japanese managed bulker detained at Port Kembla.

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