Seafarers' Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation 'Triton' which will apparently have a reduced budget and focus on border control in place of the Italian 'Mare Nostrum' that is credited with saving more than 150,000 migrants in the Mediterranean.
The 2014 amendments to SOLAS and the Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code* will enter into force on 1 July, 2014, introducing revised and new requirements for fire-fighter’s outfit breathing apparatus and two-way portable radiotelephone apparatuses, as follows:
- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?
- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?
- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?
- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?