Path Paved To University Status For Caribbean Maritime Institute

The House of Representatives, last Tuesday, January 10, started debate on legislation to give the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) university status. The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Bill 2016 was piloted by Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry. It will repeal the Caribbean Maritime Institute Act, under which the institution operates. Henry said that the … More Path Paved To University Status For Caribbean Maritime Institute

House Approves Legislation For CMI To Be Upgraded To University

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is one step closer to becoming a university after the House of Representatives this evening approved legislation to facilitate the upgrade. The legislation will now go to the Senate for debate and approval. Today, several members of the Lower House said the move has long been coming for the only … More House Approves Legislation For CMI To Be Upgraded To University

Safety for gas-fuelled ships – new mandatory code enters into force

A new mandatory code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels enters into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships. Gas and other low-flashpoint fuels are cleaner for the atmosphere as they emit very low levels of air pollutants, such as sulphur oxides and particulates. But … More Safety for gas-fuelled ships – new mandatory code enters into force

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) ”White List”

What is the ”White List?” The White List is a list of countries assessed by the International Maritime Organization as properly implementing the STCW-95/2010 Convention. To be on the “White List” a nation must be fully compliant with the STCW-95/2010 Convention and Code. White listed CARICOM Countries are: 1. Antigua and Barbuda 2. The Commonwealth … More The International Maritime Organization (IMO) ”White List”

“Go to sea!”

The 2010 study on the worldwide demand and supply of seafarers carried out by BIMCO and ISF (BIMCO/ISF Manpower Update) suggests that while the supply and demand for ratings are more or less balanced there are still some shortages for officers, particularly for certain grades and for ship types such as tankers and offshore support vessels. The … More “Go to sea!”

Caribbean Maritime Institute, Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College forge partnership

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has welcomed the partnership forged between the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College to provide tertiary training for skills in the maritime industry. Speaking at the launch at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College campus in Granville, St James, … More Caribbean Maritime Institute, Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College forge partnership

NC man gets 3+ years in prison for making false distress calls to US Coast Guard

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCN) — An NC man was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for making false distress calls to the US Coast Guard. Charles Robert Dowd, age 27, of Beaufort, was sentenced to more than 3 years of prison and 3 years supervised release and was ordered to pay $18,994 in restitution, said … More NC man gets 3+ years in prison for making false distress calls to US Coast Guard