Seguridad marítima

One year Code of Conduct on seafarers’ rights: Progress made, but there is still more to be done



In the following article, Francesca Fairbairn and Andrew Stephens, SSI make their assessment after one year of the Code of Conduct implementation, an initiative launched by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), and the Rafto Foundation with the aim to address seafarers’ rights and welfare.

In particular, in an article published on The Mission to Seafarers website, the authors remind that the Code of Conduct includes a self-assessment question­naire for shipowners, managers, and operators that cover the full spectrum of seafarers’ rights and welfare. These tools are not intended to be a one-time snapshot or expected to trigger over­ night change, but rather to provide a shared baseline for the industry and

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OS35. Gibraltar. Una situación repetida muchas veces.

Un barco semihundido y soltando productos contaminantes a la mar. Unos políticos con más osadía que conocimiento, pontificando y haciendo alardes de lo que ignoran. Un grupo de pretenciosos dispuesto a orquestar protestas y dispensar ocurrencias, porque lo suyo es figurar.

Dos barcos abanderados en paraísos navieros, en donde las normas son papel mojado y las inspecciones pura farsa irresponsable.

Como filosofía de fondo, la capitalismo salvaje, que se pasa por el arco del triunfo todo aquello que represente un obstáculo para enriquecerse sin problemas.

Gobiernos que invocan el Estado de Derecho cuando alguien les pone frente al espejo, pero que se burlan de él cuando lo que hacen es indultar a auténticos delincuentes.


El sector marítimo, como otros muchos, esta inmerso en un

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Satellites for safer seas





ESA / Applications / Telecommunications & Integrated Applications

Satellites make it possible to identify and track seafaring vessels all over the world, covering the oceans and the Arctic.

Ships of 300 tonnes or more on international voyages, cargo ships of 500 tonnes or more in local waters and all passenger ships irrespective of size are mandated by the International Maritime Organization to carry automatic identification system (AIS) equipment.

International AIS is the maritime equivalent of air traffic control. This radio-based communications system was originally developed to prevent collisions of large vessels. It transmits the course and speed as well as identification and position information to other vessels and shore stations.


While AIS has been deployed globally, it suffers from a major

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How to Use Small Satellites for ADS-B and Asset Tracking



If we talk about major trends in the use of small satellites, then we have to talk about asset tracking. Geolocation has long been a part of our lives. When we make any kind of purchase on the Internet, we are used to knowing the status and location of our order practically in real time. If that is a reality on a small scale, with products whose value does not exceed 40 or 50 euros, then this is all the more important when the safety of hundreds of people or the protection of assets of great economic value is at stake. Think of aircraft tracking (of course, we will talk about the use of small satellites

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