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November 5, 2013 Featured, News No Comments

Lerus Training SmallSafety at sea is one of the fundamental principles for all who involved in maritime operations. Qualifications and training of personnel is critical for efficient operation at sea.

Lerus ltd. is the Ukrainian company, which was founded in 2007 and located in Odessa, Ukraine. We provide recruiting, ships supply and training services for international clients in Oil and Gas Industry. Mission of our new Training Centre is to improve professional skill of seafarers from Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and other regions.

Lerus Training provides training courses that maximize performance in a range of operations at sea. Our training courses are based on unrivalled experience with real systems, to provide you with the highest degree of realism in use and appearance.

Our Quality Management System was certified by Bureau Veritas (ISO 9001:2008). We are one of the accredited Dynamic Positioning training centers of The Nautical Institute training scheme. We are member of International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA). … Continue Reading

IMO Secretary-General welcomes entry into force of Maritime Labour Convention

August 20, 2013 Featured, News No Comments
IMO SmallIMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO.

“The entry into force of the MLC convention marks significant progress in the recognition of seafarers’ roles and the need to safeguard their well-being and their working conditions. This is a truly important landmark for seafarers; and for shipping, on which the global economy relies,” Mr. Sekimizu said.

The MLC treaty, which has been ratified by 48 countries, aims to achieve decent work for the world’s seafarers and secure economic interests in fair competition for quality shipowners.

The MLC is considered the ‘fourth pillar’ of the most important maritime regulations covering international shipping, complementing three major conventions adopted by IMO: the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS); the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL); and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). … Continue Reading

Working towards unified application form for seafarers – UAFS

May 9, 2013 Featured, News No Comments

12MFlogoIf you one of those seafarers who is looking for the new job at the moment you probably have noticed that almost every company has their own application form, they will ask you to complete it in order to apply for the job you are interested in.

Well, fair enough, if after completing application your dream job will be offered to you straight away, however, knowing the reality you would need to go to few other companies before you hear anything back, and as always new applications to be completed each and every time.

We believe that is not critical but very annoying and time consuming issue that can be resolved once and forever by introducing – unified application form for seafarers (UAFS). … Continue Reading

Guidelines on dealing with crimes on ships approved by Legal Committee

April 23, 2013 Featured, News No Comments
IMO SmallDraft guidelines on the preservation and collection of evidence following an allegation of a serious crime having taken place on board a ship, or following a report of a missing person from a ship, and on pastoral and medical care of victims were approved  by the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met for its 100th session.

The draft guidelines, which focus on what can practically be carried out on board a ship to preserve and/or collect evidence and protect persons affected by serious crimes, until such time that the relevant law enforcement authorities commence an investigation, will now be submitted to the IMO Assembly 28th session, in November 2013, along with an associated draft resolution, for consideration with a view to adoption.

The primary purpose of the draft guidelines is to assist masters in the preservation of evidence and in the pastoral and medical care of persons affected and, when appropriate, in the collection of evidence, during the period between the report or discovery of a possible serious crime and the time when law enforcement authorities or other professional crime scene investigators take action.  … Continue Reading

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