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by The Dieselduck
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Ontario marine industry receives funding support for trainin

May 14th Canadian Sailings Ontario marine industry receives funding support for training The Ontario government has announced a $3 rmillion investment in Georgian College's marine training programs. Transport Minister Donna Cansfield and Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Chris Bentley out...
by The Dieselduck
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Lack of qualified marine personnel a major issue

Lack of qualified marine personnel a major issue but longshore recruitment remains strong By MARK WILSON The marine industry should forget about recruiting foreign employees while thousands of qualified Canadian marine workers are unemployed, according to Michel Desjardins, vicepresident of the Seaf...
by The Dieselduck
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Maritime Industry examines labour needs

Maritime Industry examines labour needs Lack of qualified marine personnel a major issue but longshore recruitment remains strong By MARK WILSON, Sailings Aug 20, 2007 The marine industry should forget about recruiting foreign employees while thousands of qualified Canadian marine workers are unempl...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Grey = stay away
Replies: 3
Views: 4007

Grey = stay away

Theres an old saying on this coast, I'm sure in most parts of the world too. Grey means stay away ! This article below came across my desktop the other day, I could not agree more with the path of the article, especially where Canada is nowadays with shipbuilding. Martin --------------- Grey funnell...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Ian Smart obituary
Replies: 0
Views: 4164

Ian Smart obituary

IAN SMART - (1937 2007) Ian passed away unexpectedly, with grace and dignity in his wife Janet's arms on August 13th, aged 69. Beloved father of Jamie, Andrew and Lindsey; grandfather of Matilda, Tallulah and Mhairi; he is survived by his wife, his dog Bobby and his brothers Jimmy, Robert and Norman...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Shipping is getting a raw deal

Shipping is getting a raw deal Bill Gray, 29 August 2007 Lloyds List RECENTLY this paper’s senior writer, Michael Grey, eloquently described that in the shipping industry, common sense is rapidly disappearing from the relationship between those being regulated and those doing the regulating. He repo...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Swedish Club study links crew skills level and collisions

Swedish Club study links crew skills level and collisions Michael Grey, 31 August 2007 Lloyds List A FALL in crew experience and competence levels has coincided with an upsurge in serious collision and contact cases, a Swedish Club study into claims has concluded. The review of claims dealt with by ...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Experience counts

Experience counts 31 August 2007 Lloyds List IT IS, perhaps, the opposite of the virtuous circle — a case of a poor harvest inevitably following inadequate planting and the consequences of an industry resolutely refusing to heed the many warnings it has received over the years. It is a bit late to c...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Seatime should not be like jailtime

Seatime should not be like jailtime 30 August 2007 Lloyds List A DISTURBING, if not specially surprising, headline in the Mission to Seafarer’s newspaper The Sea catches the eye: “Working at sea is like being in prison, say some seafarers.” Perhaps it always was, at least in some ships and some trad...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Call to seize ‘golden opportunity’ on cadet training to prev

Call to seize ‘golden opportunity’ on cadet training to prevent crisis Marcus Hand, 10 September 2007 Lloyds List BOTH shipowners and managers are calling for immediate action to train more seafarers, and warning that the shortage of officers is set to get worse in the next couple of years Speaking ...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Manning crisis brews perfect storm for energy sector

Manning crisis brews perfect storm for energy sector Jon Guy, 12 September 2007 Lloyds List THE endemic shortage of qualified crews has dominated the second day of the IUMI conference, with a warning that the US energy market could be facing a crisis. In an unprecedented session, senior members of t...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Shipowners blasted for poor crewing standards

Shipowners blasted for poor crewing standards James Brewer, 12 September 2007 Lloyds List SHIPOWNERS have been issued with a resounding warning about their neglect of crewing standards. The crisis is threatening the wider industry as it invests increasingly heavily in sophisticated 21st century ship...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Fears raised over dredging crew shortages

Fears raised over dredging crew shortages James Brewer, 13 September 2007 Lloyds List A WORLD shortage of quality crew in the marine dredging sector is a concern for protection and indemnity insurers, says William Tobin, an underwriter with Shipowners Protection, a member of the International Group ...
by The Dieselduck
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

Insurers and owners fear crew shortage

Insurers and owners fear crew shortage Denzil Stuart, 13 September 2007 Lloyds List BIGGER yachts, bigger sleek and bigger glitz just about sums up the visual impact of the Monaco Yacht Show. But behind all the razzle-dazzle the owners and charterers are facing a problem that is escalating by the da...
by The Dieselduck
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 110671

DNV suggests incompetence among crews

DNV suggests incompetence among crews is behind rise in accidents Rajesh Joshi, 22 March 2007 Lloyds List GROWING incompetence among crews, possibly brought on by new recruits, poor retention and overworked seafarers, could be the reason behind an increase in the frequency of serious maritime accide...

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