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ITF’s Offshore Task Force looks into allegations of unfair treatment of Indian seafarers working on Indian vessels in North Sea during its three-day Meet in India

Posted to ITF Offshore team focuses on India by Joseph Fonseca on 2/24/2010 3:42:05 PM | with 0 comments


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The National Union of Seafarers of India gets ready for a show down to stop piracy. They threaten to prevent seafarers from sailing in the pirate infested waters of Somalia



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ClassNK’s Chairman, Noboru Ueda promises to work closely with marine partners in India in order to provide greater vibrancy to the maritime sector



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It was quick response by the administration that prevented a tragic situation developing had the two bulkers with hazardous goods that had got involved in accidents recently leaked out its dangerous cargo. The government has learnt its lesson and brought into place a response mechanism to deal with any contingencies.



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The acquisition spree of the Shipping Corporation of India continues

Posted to Two Product Tankers join SCI fleet by Joseph Fonseca on 1/27/2010 3:08:27 PM | with 1 comments


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Report of the investigation into the listing and grounding of m.v. Black Forest reveals that the accident was the result of liquefaction of cargo - iron ore fines



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Indian government plans to provide incentives for promoting cargo movement by inland waters



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Foreign direct investment begins to flow into the Indian shipping sector commencing with American Eagle Tankers’ flagging in their first vessel under the Indian registry. This comes almost a decade after the government having permitted 100% FDI in shipping



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Indian shipping companies feel the heat as more and more Indian marine officer, who are in short supply continue to migrate to foreign ships where they are not burdened with taxes.



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At the Review Seminar-cum-Workshop amendments to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code was felt necessary in the changed environment



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