El capitán de uno de los mayores portacontenedores del mundo: “Hay que aumentar capacidad portuaria, y eso lleva tiempo”

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El danés Thomas Sletting dirige el rumbo del gigante “Mette Maersk” junto a otros 26 tripulantes de diversas nacionalidades y pronostica medio año más de problemas de suministro

 Cuando el danés Thomas Sletting era solo un cadete que empezaba en eso de navegar, preguntó a un alto mando a punto de ser ascendido a capitán cómo se sabe uno preparado para un puesto de esa responsabilidad. Cómo sentirse capaz de dirigir con éxito tripulaciones a bordo de barcos de miles de toneladas. La respuesta fue sencilla: solo hace falta tiempo.

 Hoy Sletting acumula una experiencia de más de dos décadas en la industria marítima, y es el capitán de uno de los buques portacontenedores más grandes del planeta, el Mette Maersk, propiedad de

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7 Dangers of Flags of Convenience (FOC) to Seafarers

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BySmita|In:Maritime Law| Last Updated on September 7, 20

Flags of convenience or FOC is a business practice under which ship’s owners register their ships in a nation that they do not necessarily belong to. This practice especially helps them evade rules and regulations of their home nation, sometimes for not so good reasons.

The direct impact of this practice occurs on the seafarers who ultimately have to work on such vessels. Here are some dangers of FOC that all seafarers must absolutely be aware of.

1. Working conditions

FOC vessels have been reported to have much lower standards of working conditions as compared to other vessels. This is mainly due to lesser regulation of such vessels. With ships functioning under FOC, there is

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Seafarers happiness returns but survey shows concerns over exodus The latest Seafarers Happiness Index from The Mission to Seafarers highlights long term repercussions if welfare standards don’t change.

 

 

 

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report from The Mission to Seafarers has been published for the third quarter of 2021. The report highlights happiness levels have increased overall to 6.59/10, from 5.99 in the previous reporting period, returning to the same levels seen pre-COVID in Q3 2019.

The survey, conducted with support from Wallem Group and the Standard Club, suggests that COVID-19 related strains on seafarers are beginning to ease, and support measures for seafarer welfare have now had a chance to take effect, yet challenges with shore leave and ship-shore connectivity remain.

Shore leave and extended contracts have been a huge challenge since the start of the pandemic. 5% of seafarers responding said that they have been away at

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2021: Shipping’s Year of Fame

 

 

 

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  Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal (Blacksky)

PUBLISHED DEC 21, 2021 2:31 PM BY BRIAN GICHERU KINYUA

In his new book, Outside the Box, Marc Levinson aptly defines our modern era as the “age of stuff.” We literally populate the four walls that we call home with furniture, electronics and garments shipped from distant lands.

But historically, the industry that has been behind the 80 percent of our trade has remained a hidden sector, rarely noticed by the masses it graciously serves.

Three months into 2021, tragedy struck. A giant ship, the Ever Given, was stuck in the banks of the Suez Canal. It would mark the start of a series of events that catapulted shipping into mainstream media limelight. For the six

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Cesan al capitán marítimo de Melilla por declaraciones como dirigente de Vox

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José Miguel Tasende

Tasende aseguró que un buque de guerra marroquí impidió la entrada de un barco al puerto de la ciudad autónoma

16 nov 2021 . Actualizado a las 21:32 h.

La Dirección General de la Marina Mercante ha anunciado al capitán marítimo de Melilla, José Miguel Tasende, que pedirá su cese al Ministerio de Transportes tras casi 20 años en el cargo después de que el pasado viernes hablara, como presidente de la gestora de Vox, de un supuesto incidente entre barcos cerca del puerto melillense, según informa Efe.

Tasende dijo en rueda de prensa el viernes que un buque de guerra marroquí entorpeció la entrada del barco de Balearia al puerto de Melilla, afirmación que fue desmentida al día siguiente por la Delegación del Gobierno,

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