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    UK Chamber launches guidelines for seafarer mental welfare policy

    Mental illness is estimated to cost UK businesses £30 billion every year through lost production, recruitment and absence. One in six adults will be experiencing a mental health problem at any one time, according to the Office of National Statistics. 

    For those working at sea, mental health issues can be compounded by the pressures of being separation from family and feelings of isolation.

    In response, the UK Chamber of Shipping, Nautilus International and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) have jointly agreed new guidelines that will aid shipping companies in drawing up policies on mental wellbeing.  

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    Merchant Navy Training Board achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

    The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system, which will underpin the quality of its new Centre Recognition service offering.

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    New apprenticeship standard launched for maritime caterers

    Prospective maritime caterers can now be assured of quality training and additional funding, thanks to a new apprenticeship standard developed by the UK’s Maritime Trailblazer group.

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    Bob Sanguinetti has been appointed new CEO of the UK Chamber

    Bob Sanguinetti has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping. He joins us from the Gibraltar Port Authority. He will succeed our current CEO Guy Platten in July.

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    Aberdeen: The offshore wind market and the ships that serve it

    Looking out to sea from Aberdeen, a gaggle of offshore wind turbines floats among the usual scattering of offshore support vessels waiting at anchor. The sight of these structures symbolises a change in direction for Aberdeen, its energy mix and its offshore industry.

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    Two training providers recognised by MNTB’s new centre recognition scheme

    Clyde Training Solutions (Glasgow) and Maritime Skills Academy (Dover) are the first seafarer training centres to be recognised by the Merchant Navy Training Board’s new centre recognition scheme, which recognises quality training centres in the UK and abroad.

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    IMO agrees at least 50% reduction in carbon emissions from shipping by 2050

    The UK Chamber of Shipping has hailed an agreement by the International Maritime Organisation to reduce carbon emissions from shipping by 50%.

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    Watch: To Sea or Not to Sea

    The UK Chamber of Shipping and Merchant Navy Training Board have launched a broadcast-quality advert as part of the Careers At Sea campaign, to boost the number of young people entering maritime careers.

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