Connaughton Leads U.S. Delegation of Maritime Officials

Friday, August 08, 2008

On July 28-29, Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton led a delegation of maritime officials in consultative meetings with representatives of to discuss issues of mutual interest and challenges facing the maritime industry, both around the world and in the bilateral trades.

During the two days of meetings, conducted at , delegations from the and exchanged views that reflected many of the major concerns of both countries on a range of significant maritime policy issues.  The face-to-face meetings allowed the two delegations to jointly identify matters for further future cooperation between their two nations.

In addition to identifying parallel challenges in financing port and maritime system infrastructure development with partnerships between public agencies and private sector companies, the delegations also recognized the growing worldwide shortage of qualified mariners and discussed educational and recruitment systems for seagoing personnel. 

Significant progress was made in keeping some qualified mariners at their duty stations, as the delegations agreed to recommend extending the validity of and Vietnamese work visas for crewmembers on a reciprocal basis—thus allowing longer uninterrupted sea duty.

Some other notable areas identified by the delegations for future cooperation include vessel tracking through on-board identification systems; assistance on multi-modal and logistics planning; sharing maritime educational experience and training materials for port and vessel security personnel; and the exchange of cadets and teaching staff at maritime training schools.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Houston Ship Channel Man Overboard Swims to Island

The U.S. Coast Guard informs of the rescue of a 62-year-old man who was stranded on Atkinson Island, after he fell off his boat in the Houston Ship Channel near Sylvan Beach and swam to the island.

RS to Exhibit at SMM 2014

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced it will exhibit at Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) International Trade Fair September 9-12, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.

Green Marine, ACPA Partner to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Green Marine and the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of jointly expanding efforts

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1110 sec (9 req/sec)