Response To UK Ratification Of The Maritime Labour Convention

Mark Brownrigg, Director-General of the UK Chamber of Shipping said: “We are delighted to hear that the UK has yesterday formally ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), consolidating international labour and employment standards and setting minimum global standards for seafarers’ living and working conditions.

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Global Investigation Reveals True Scale of Ocean Warming: Species Changing Breeding Times, Shifting Homes

Warming oceans are causing marine species to change breeding times and shift homes with expected substantial consequences for the broader marine landscape, according to a new global study.

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Malta Insists Rescued Migrants and M/T Salamis To Be Denied Entry

Malta said on Tuesday it would not allow a tanker which picked up 102 migrants off the Libyan coast to dock, despite a call from the European Union for it to do so on humanitarian grounds.

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Port reception facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V enter into force

From August 1st, 2013, MARPOL Amendments to Annexes I,II,IV and V will enter into force.
MARPOL is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. 

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