Can the new MLC insurance requirement help European ship suppliers handing a helping hand?As the ISSA Secretary Spencer Eade writes, OCEAN’s support of the EU measures to improve working conditions of seafarers on board of EU-flagged vessels is another tangible measure in how the global ship supply community has supported the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) provisions on crew abandonment that came into force earlier this year. ISSA & OCEAN stand shoulder to shoulder with seafarers in the EU and globally against crew abandonment.
Blessing or curse for European ship supply?In August, the EU Commission has published an Inception Impact Assessment (i.e. the roadmap) on a Directive which is more commonly known as the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD).To recall, on 20 October 2010, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States. So, how did it go? Was it a sucess? Read the EU Commission external support study for the RFD evaluations was published also in August. But what is the consequence for EU ship supply? What is the challenge and what is the benefit? OCEAN's Working Group has taken a closer look
17.07.2017 | Bob Blake, Chairman BASS
100 years + and going strong!The British Association of Ship Suppliers is now over 100 years of age and presents itself here.