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Jul 2006

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  • Editorial (12)

    Editorial (12)


    It makes sense that a ship should be designed and built with the user and the operational task in mind, taking into account the environmental conditions that it is likely to encounter during its working life.

  • A welfare service for seafarers

    A welfare service for seafarers

    Bjôrn Lödöen, Chairman International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW)

    Over the years the Seafarer’s life has changed dramatically, not least because shipping has become increasingly international. Today, different nationalities from all over the world have to work together; pressures relating to efficiency and fast turn around increase daily.

  • The Human Element in the work of the IMO

    The Human Element in the work of the IMO

    Koji Sekimizu Director, Maritime Safety Division International Maritime Organization

    The lone figure standing atop the international memorial to seafarers outside the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is symbolic of the importance that IMO attaches to the human element in shipping.

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