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The Indian government’s new guidelines for determining the tariff at major ports focuses on performance standard



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Professionals take an expert look at the Indian maritime industry in the current economic crises



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The industry gets set to take on board the Electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS)



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Delegates at the GlobalMET held at Mumbai on 21st April, 2012 seek a solution to the problem of retaining good trainers

Posted to Raising the Maritime Training standards by Joseph Fonseca on 4/22/2012 3:53:28 PM | with 1 comments


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As the deadline for the implementation of MLC & STCW draws near stakeholders who have been taking it lying down will face a major challenge

Posted to Awaiting MLC & STCW tide to come in by Joseph Fonseca on 4/18/2012 4:37:05 PM | with 1 comments


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On May 26th, the International Maritime released a press briefing summarizing the results of the 89th session of its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) in London from May 11th to the 20th. In addition to safety, the MSC is responsible for maritime transportation security matters.



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The Indian National Database of Seafarers gives a leg up to seafarers



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National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meeting – Part 2 The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) wrapped up its January meeting this morning, after briefings on (1) attempts to harmonize maritime security regulations and operations with Canada, (2) the progress of the Cargo Security Risk Reduction Workgroup, and (3) efforts to harmonize the requirements of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and its regulations.



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The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) held the first session of its January meeting in Arlington, Virginia, this morning. The Committee heard all the briefings that were scheduled for both morning and afternoon sessions and still managed to break for lunch before noon. Sadly, once again, technical difficulties hindered those of us who attempted to participate by teleconference and internet meeting.



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The Notice of Availability for the US Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev 5) is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow (January 13th). My earlier speculation that Revision 5 increased the area of the Indian Ocean considered to be High Risk Waters is borne out by the advance copy of the Notice ferreted out by Cryptome,



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