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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Seafarers Registration at DGS website -Mandatory Requirement

DGS Circular No.01 of 2012 - It is Mandatory Requirement of Creating and upgrading the Seafares profile - reg.

All Seafarers are adviced to Visit DG Shipping website - egovernance and register your profile.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Media Training for Crew Manager

Any one interested to participate on this course “Media Training” - A day course in Mumbai .

Media training specifically in relation to piracy and to a lesser extent, criminalisation of seafarers.
the target audience is essentially those who have responsibility for managing the crew management business on a day to day basis and particularly those who have to deal with families in a “distress” situation whether it be due to criminalisation or piracy.

“Sorry to be a few days coming back to you; we have had a number of pirate hijacks over the past week which have needed some considerable attention, particularly as the latest has some 19 Indian nationals on board and there is considerable agitation in India and with the Indian media, who will be watching closely the actions of the Company and all those involved.”

Even if the ERP says no one can talk to the media, the vessel can still be called and seafarers and their managers can still be door stepped! What to do?

It is not necessarily the head of crew management Mumbai talking to the media, but if he is not to be briefed to do so, he must understand why!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lack of Attitude - Seafarers

Any incident / accident involved so many reasons (Human error, Tech error etc).
We are receiving regular feedback from seafarers that quality of onboard staff as well Suptd has also gone down over the years .

Also almost all of the company are aware of it. But Nothing being done - in spite of frequent seminar at each location.
Revision to STCW 2010 as planned have some more tougher to improve the process of certification, but again there is no firm rule to improve ATTITUDE of seafarers.
Staff need more salary, less contract period, faster promotion but less care about his jobs. Most of time Staff on board Treat this job as PART TIME job and forget that this is his main Job.
Onboard staff need to change / review his attitude as per demanding situation. We should not forget that if all gone bad in life due financial stability then sailing on board only save you. There is numerous example that seafarers returning back to sea after 20-30 yrs, in a age when he should relax peacefully at home with grand kids.

Friday, May 16, 2008

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