Capt. Seog’s actions recognized by IMO

October 6, 2011

2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to go to piracy survivor From the latest IMO News Magazine The 2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will be awarded to Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry. He was nominated by the Government of the Republic of Korea for his heroic actions to keep his vessel and crew safe, while…

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Marine engineer at the helm…

July 3, 2011

In its 106th session, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) elected a Japanese marine engineer, to the post of Secretary General, the head of the IMO. The married father of two, will take over duties from current IMO Secretary-General Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos on January 1st 2012. Below is the official press release from the IMO. Mr. Koji Sekimizu elected as IMO Secretary-General27 June to 1 July 2011 Mr. Koji Sekimizu…

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Got ORB issues?

April 4, 2011

Well, we are now operational, marauding the brown waters of the St Lawrence, after the usual rough start, to be expected after a long and clingy winter, we expect to load our first cargo of the season, tonight at the refinery. So it is now time to settle into the operational routine. One of those operational things is the maintenance of the oil record book (ORB). We are all familiar…

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About seafarers…

October 19, 2010

World Maritime Day 2010 – Year of the SeafarerA message from the IMO Secretary-General, Efthimios E. Mitropoulos In today‚Äôs global economy, hundreds of millions of people all over the world rely on ships to transport the great multitude of commodities, fuel, foodstuffs, goods and products on which we all depend. Yet, for most of them, shipping, not to mention the huge range of related maritime activities that, together, make up…

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In celebration of the besieged element of shipping

May 19, 2010

As you may, or may not know, this year has been dedicated to the human element of shipping – The Seafarer. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has dedicated this year to The Seafarer. The theme refers the to the general direction of the World Maritime Day. World Maritime Day 2010 will be observed during the week of 20 to 24 September 2010 and will be celebrated at the Organization’s Headquarters,…

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Wife of the Seafarer

October 3, 2008

On September 20th, 2008, IMO Secretary-General Mitropoulos unveiled the International Memorial to the “Wife of the Seafarer” in the Greek town of Galaxidi. As the article below eloquently states, the people we leave behind as we head to sea, often feel a great deal of anguish and need an equal amount of courage. The statue, pictured below, is a beautiful work who’s time is definately overdue. Galaxidi is a small…

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