An afternoon of discussion, argument, reasoning and maybe some consensus as four separate panel sessions debate the latest issues concerning seafarers’ rights and their welfare. The programme, timings and confirmed panelists (to date) are outlined below. This is a free-to-attend event. To register please click here.
Clay Maitland, International Registers; Grahaeme Henderson, Shell; Per Gullestrup, International Seafarers Welfare Assistance Network; David Hammond, Human Rights at Sea; John Akhurst, Bahamas Maritime Authority; Charles Boyle, Nautilus International; Philip Wake, Nautical Institute; Bruce Hailey, Salvus Law; Rev Roger Stone, Southampton Port; Neil Atkinson, Maritime & Coastguard Agency; Demitris Memos, Marine Traffic; Tim Rose, management consultant and social entrepreneur; Gregor G Ross, Globecomm Maritime.
13.30 Registration (with coffee and biscuits – sponsored by Willis)
14.00 Keynote speech: ‘Will the shipping sector’s profitability and future sustainability be closely aligned to an increasingly strong system of maritime welfare, or are we just kidding ourselves?’
14.20 On board with seafarers rights? ‘Overworked, fatigued, socially isolated and often abused: we aren’t yet going far enough to ensure the physical and psychological health of our seafarers at sea.’
15.00 Does corporate responsibility only go so far? ‘Fair treatment for seafarers – an aspiration or a reality?’
15.40 Tea (sponsored by Willis)
16.10 Seafarers’ welfare – from theory to practice: ‘What is the reality of the implementation of the MLC on welfare provision for seafarers?’
16.50 Access to technology: a help or a hindrance?
17.30 Drinks reception (sponsored by Willis)
N.B. TO REGISTER YOUR PLACE PLEASE CLICK HERE.