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Thursday, 14 October 2021 10:04

COVID-19 to catalyse digital transformation

COVID-19 has been called a “universal disruptor and catalyst for digital transformation” in a new report written by maritime consultancy Thetius and published by Inmarsat.

September 30, 2021 marks World Maritime Day and this year’s theme is all about recognising seafarers: “Seafarers: At the core of shipping's future".

IEC Telecom’s OneAssist is helping workers to complete tasks via remote virtual assistance.

Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:16

Maritime learning post pandemic

The pandemic has accelerated the move towards an open online maritime training ecosystem and has given way to a need for longer term thinking that can capitalise on the advances in immersive online learning, cloud-based remote simulation as well as virtual and augmented reality to equip mariners to perform in a rapidly changing, digitised maritime industry. These are the thoughts of Raal Harris, group creative director at Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) and Neil Bennett, director of sales Americas, Wärtsilä Voyage who gave a presentation during Crew Connect Europe on June 22.

A new course exploring how crew members can shield themselves from coronavirus while at sea is being launched by OneLearn Global on June 25, the Day of the Seafarer.

Tracesafe has announced a two-year wearable technology agreement with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the company’s fleet of cruise ships.

During Stress Awareness Month[i] Hanseaticsoft is recommending that shipping companies take a fresh approach to mental wellbeing and make use of technology to support the mental health of seafarers.

The Liberian Registry has announced two new online platforms for seafarers to have easier access for applying for documents and credentials, and for taking Liberian license and upgrade examinations.

Stream Marine Training (SMT) and global recruitment provider Stellamar have formed a strategic partnership to improve seafarers’ career prospects and training needs.

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has become the first flag state to broadcast a mass direct to crew aboard its ships.

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