Category Archives: Marine

We want Susie, but…

By | December 14, 2018

The following story is from Sailing Anarchy: I have followed the online comments about the rescue of Susie Goodall, some with bemusement and some with disdain. Before I explain let’s recap what happened. Susie Goodall, a 28 year old British sailor was competing in the Golden Globe Race when her yacht was pitchpoled in the… Read More »

Maritime union RMT to hold demo defending victimised Stena Line ‘Holyhead 3’ Union Reps

By | December 14, 2018

Maritime union RMT has confirmed that it will be holding a demonstration against management victimisation of union reps on Stena Line, Irish Sea, on: Saturday 15th December at 11.30am, Stena House, Station Approach, Holyhead LL65 1DQ The demonstration – in support of the Holyhead 3 – is taking place to protest at Stena Line calling… Read More »

World Sailing faces more questions

By | December 13, 2018

The row over the vote taken by World Sailing to allow the – urgent submission – that substituted a Mixed Two Person Keelboat event for the Mixed One Person Dinghy event in the 2024 Olympics continues. While World Sailing has refused to amend or re-run the vote, after three council members claimed that their votes… Read More »

Les Sauveteurs en Mer reveals its bespoke Crewsaver lifejacket at Paris Boat Show 2018

By | December 13, 2018

Leading safety solutions provider, Survitec, with its pioneering lifejacket brand, Crewsaver, has reconfirmed its position in the search and rescue (SAR) market by securing a contractual agreement to supply Les Sauveteurs en Mer (SNSM) – the French SAR organisation – with 2,000 bespoke Crewsaver lifejackets. Crewsaver designers worked closely with SNSM in the design and… Read More »

RMT response to today’s Government publication of figures of the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry

By | December 13, 2018

Ratings union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s figures are helpful in demonstrating, once again, that growth in the fortunes of the UK… Read More »