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Seafarers Awareness Week returns next month


Next month (June 24-30) sees the return of Seafarers Awareness Week, now in its 7th year. The campaign, led by Seafarers UK, focuses on promoting maritime career opportunities at sea and ashore. This year’s themes are ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Pr...

Running the London Marathon


This post was written by Darius Tadjrishi, our Head of Seagoing & Offshore, about his experience of running the London Marathon for Seafarers UK. "For those that have been following my JustGiving updates you will know that I have been worrying about taking part in this year's mar...

Why do people get turned down for jobs they are over qualified for?


As we start to exit the current Oil and Gas recession and jobs start becoming available, I am seeing more and more people applying for jobs that are much lower than their most recent position. This is common in any recession that has involved redundancies and downsizing as people need to work and...

Wärtsilä SmartPredict improves manoeuvring safety and automation


Wärtsilä has launched a new technology, SmartPredict, that shows a vessel’s predicted future position and heading, thus reducing the risks associated with manoeuvring. The system uses dynamic positioning (DP) analysis algorithms to assess forces that may affect the vessel and ...

Oil prices rise and oil-producing nations agree to reduce output


Oil prices rose over 10% on Wednesday to over $50/barrel, with crude prices rising nearly 5%. The Organisation of the Petroleum-Exporting Countries has agreed to cut production by 3%, in a bid to support prices. This drop will take production from 33.6m bpd to 32.5m bpd. Saudi Arabia, OPE...