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Coronavirus COVID-19: Protective Measures and Instructions for Seafarers by ICS
WHO (World Health Organization) has acknowledged that an outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19 has turned into a true pandemic. At present there are 134 828 cases in more than 100 countries; and 4 984 people died. Meanwhile, the Director of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is quite optimistic and claims that COVID-19 still might become the...
Salary Gaps between Nationalities in Maritime Industry
If you are thinking about a career at sea and choose to study its advantages and deficiencies you will discover quickly enough that high earnings are not guaranteed to all maritime professionals. You can improve your earnings by developing your marine career, but some seamen face insurmountable discriminative issues one can do little about. Today...
Coronavirus: Impact on the Shipping Industry
News about coronavirus has been deluging the Internet and TV for a while now.  As of 7th of February there are 31 493 confirmed cases, 638 people died and 1563 recovered. The majority of your compatriots might view these reports as another thriller happening, perhaps, not a long time ago, but in China far, far...
Seafarers’ Salaries: Scale by the Maritime-zone.com
There is a never ceasing interest around seafarers’ salaries. A job at sea fascinates by travel and variety, but repels by hardships and isolation. So many people are wondering how well seafarers are paid for their hard labor. It is worth to join their ranks and abandon the comfort of domesticity. In this article we...
Maritime Accidents of the past Week
While the rest of the world was busy with Christmas shopping and last minute preparations for parties; those who have a job at sea had a very busy week indeed. The New Year’s Eve appeared to be rich in maritime accidents of all kinds; pirates’ attacks, vessels’ crashes and people disappearances.   Surge of Piracy...
How to Become a Successful Seafarer?
  Job at sea is extremely demanding, but a rewarding career; especially if one doesn’t just keep watches and performs tasks given by officers, but builds one’s way up conscientiously. There are a lot of guides how to be a winner applicable to any profession. We decided to make a list specific to a career...
Maritime Job: Successful Interview Tips
Imagine that you have found a perfect maritime job. Position, vessel, wage rate, contract duration, trading region, joining date, – everything suits you. Or maybe you are a marine engineer and your application finally scores and you get invited for an interview. Whether you are going for a face-to-face meeting with a recruiter or will seat...
Alternative Ship Fuels: Are You Ready for 2020 Sulphur Cap
IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 is drawing ever closer; and it is already apparent that transition from 3.5% sulphur content to 0.5% will not be a plain sailing all over the world and is definitely going to  add some job to seafarers. However, it is imminent now; and Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Energy...
The Northeast Passage: ignored opportunity?
The Northeast Passage (NEP) has been cropping up in the international and maritime news for a while now. The theme is that NEP is the shortest route from Asian to European ports; and with Arctic ice thawing it becomes navigable all year round. However, the industry leaders rebuff to use it one by one. In...
Top 10 Seafarers Superstitions
Work at sea has changed dramatically for the past decades. Where seafarers were lost in the middle of nowhere without satellite connection, weather reports, radars, etc. a mere century ago; modern mariners take advantage of clear passage plans, regular port callings and Internet communication with their loved ones. But try to picture a life at...