Iain MacIntyre speaks to Commonwealth Secretariat head of oceans and natural resources, Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford, about global shortfalls in marine and maritime education, improving awareness and attracting more young people to the industry.
When Tim Kent, former technical director with Lloyd’s Register and co-chair of the Technical Leadership Board, left university in the mid-1980s, he immediately started working towards his Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Now at the end of his career, Kent reflects on the importance of Chartership.
Seafarer supply is lagging behind demand, putting workers and vessels at risk. Changing aspirations are making recruitment harder than ever – but upskilling and career progression could offer one solution.
The year 2022 saw both the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, and her sad death. The years of her reign saw huge changes in all aspects of life, and the UK’s Royal Navy was not exempt.
It’s known by different terms, but the serious threat to the safety and the public perception of shipping is the same however you refer to the dark, grey, shadow, or phantom fleet operating at the edge of the industry.