Amid growing fears of an impending escalation of the humanitarian crisis facing seafarers, SRI, the international pan-industry body researching maritime and seafarers’ law, applauds the recent initiative from United Nations Agencies to protect seafarers’ rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urging all cargo owners and charterers to support the new wide-ranging human rights toolkit, SRI does, however, warn that rogue operators may benefit without proper enforcement of the standards.
Jamaica’s only governor of the World Maritime University has been re-appointed.
Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has assisted the IMO’s Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA) to develop a free E-learning course on energy efficient ship operations and how GHG emissions from ships can be addressed.
How can shipping companies support women seafarers’ mental wellbeing and eradicate gender discrimination – and are they doing enough? These were some of the topics that Sophia Onken, Partner and Clinical Psychologist at Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS), discussed during the ‘Wellbeing For Women In Shipping’ webinar on 14 May.
The story of Oskar Kusch is not easy reading and a rare glimpse into the realities of the U-Boat service in the Nazi State. Much of the coverage of the war at sea and life in the U-Boat Service have concentrated on top U-boat aces, the strategy of Donitz to arms race and decryption of German codes, but there was so much behind all of that and some of it was very dark. – Very Highly Recommended.
The Trump Presidency was a huge shock to the Deep State Establishment that has ruled America since the Great Depression and there will be many books in the coming years that look at aspects of his legacy. Starting as a coffee table academic discussion, the authors have presented a combined view of Deep State and the Unitary Executive. – Recommended Reading
This book has been derived from a doctoral thesis and contains some original thought in defining the concept of the holistic command of war. The text reads well and includes all of the supportive appendices and footnotes that the reader would expect. This form of book by a military professional is rare and highly informative, to satisfy both professionals and military enthusiasts. – Most Highly Recommended
The City State of Rome expanded into a great Empire at the expense of its neighbours. The author provides an absorbing account of the formative years of Rome with an enjoyable and informative presentation. – Very Highly Recommended
The 100 Years War was fought because the English Kings had a firm claim to large parts of France. The English had a number of spectacular victories but this preoccupation with France held England back from greater opportunity. – Very Highly Recommended