Meeting in Bratislava – 25/04/2014

Yearly Eurocrew Association meeting took place in Bratislava on Friday,  the 25th of April 2014.  Bratislava and Hotel Bonbon in Petrzalaka were very good location of our meeting , organized by Mr. Juraj Boros.  Apart of Delegates and other Eurocrew Members we had a pleasure to see NK Class Representative – Cpt. Noaki Saito among us again.  Information about amendments to MLC 2006  were important part of our meeting .

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Meeting in Dubrovnik 13/05/2013

Below are various information presented and offered during our last meeting in Dubrovnik

1. NK Class presentation

2. Jadran Pismo presentation

3. Eurocrew presentation prepared for M&T conference

4. Captian Tango available at www.captaintango.com

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20130513 Jadran Pismo

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Annual Eurocrew Meeting – Dubrovnik – 13/05/2013

Our yearly meeting has been arranged this year in Dubrovnik . Meeting has been attended by Cpt Noaki Saito who presented NK Class worldwide activites . Cpt Goran Vidak presented Jadran Pismo offer for seafarer international community . New software solution for crew management companies – Captain Tango – offered and presented  by Mr. Vlaho Kaminski was another, very interesting part of our meeting . Croatian Eurocrew members organized the meeting in very professional way . Participants were impressed by their hospitality . Eurocrew boat proceeds ahead…

30th Member has ratified the MLC 2006

Quoted from www.ilo.org

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Philippines ratification marks global milestone for decent work for seafarers

The Philippines is the 30th Member to have its ratification registered and join the group of the “first 30” ILO countries to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.

News | 20 August 2012

GENEVA (ILO News) – On 20 August 2012. Mr Dennis Y Lepatan, Chargé d’affaires, Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva representing the Government of the Republic of the Philippines deposited its instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with Mr Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office. The registration of this ratification marks a global milestone. The Philippines is the 30th Member to have its ratification registered and join the group of the “first 30” ILO countries to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.

The Philippines is the largest source of the world’s seafarers, with nearly 700,000, nearly half of which work overseas. The Philippines is the largest source of the world’s seafaring workforce and the home of nearly one third – 30 per cent – of seafarers working on foreign flag ships. It also has a large domestic fleet, with nearly as many seafarers working on Philippines flagged ships.

Philippine Secretary of Labour and Employment, Ms Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, in hailing the registration at the ILO of the Philippine instrument of ratification of the MLC, 2006 as the 30th ratifying country, stated:

“Filipino seafarers who make up 30 per cent of the seafarers on the global shipping fleet, with 343,587 of them deployed on foreign flagged ships in 2011 alone, will definitely benefit from the MLC, 2006 as of its entry into force. This is also true with our seafarers working on domestic ships.

“I am very pleased that the Philippines, as the 30th country to ratify the Convention, has triggered its entry into force. This heralds an era of quality shipping and strengthened protection of all seafarers.

“Our country’s ratification of the MLC, 2006 highlights over a decade of involvement of the Philippine government, through the DOLE, in global maritime affairs that contributed to the adoption of the Convention in 2006. With the Convention, our aim to achieve both decent work for seafarers and secure their economic interest in fair competition of quality ship owners is within reach. This, in itself, is a major contribution to global economic growth.”

In receiving the instrument of ratification, Mr Somavia commented:

This is a tremendous step and I must offer my congratulations to the Philippines. I am aware that despite many challenges faced by the Philippines, including storms and floods in the last few weeks, the Senate of the Philippines continued to move forward to review and agree on legislation to allow ratification of this very important new international labour standard – a “seafarers’ bill of rights”. This ratification is important not only to the many Filipino seafarers who play such an essential role in the global maritime industry; it is also important to seafarers and shipowners in all countries. The Philippines ratification is the 30th to be registered by the ILO and with the ratification I registered earlier this week, it means that the MLC, 2006 will now enter into force 12 months from today and when it does it will apply to nearly 60 per cent of the world’s commercial fleet. This is indeed a major milestone and with it we mark the culmination of over six years of concerted activity in all regions – particularly in the Philippines, to reach this goal. With the registration of this ratification we are also marking the date that 12 months from now will be the beginning of the international MLC, 2006 regime.

The Philippines played an important leadership role in the five years of international meetings to develop and adopt the text of the MLC, 2006. Following a High-Level Tripartite Mission in 2006 the Philippines adopted a nation Action Plan to allow it to move forward. This was followed by extensive national dialogue with the social partners and numerous tripartite seminars so that all concerns be could be heard and addressed. This was combined with data collection, particularly with respect to the domestic fleet and conditions of employment, and a detailed legal review and analysis. As result of this extensive consultation process legislation was developed that would implement the MLC, 2006 to better protect all Filipino seafarers, including the many seafarers working overseas, and also ensure that seafarer recruitment and placement services based in the Philippines are regulated and operated in accordance with the MLC, 2006 requirements.

The MLC, 2006 will come into force 12 months after the registered ratifications of at least 30 Member States with a total share of at least 33 per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships. The gross tonnage element was achieved in 2009. The ratification by the Philippines will enable the Convention to come into effect as binding international law on 20 August 2013.

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Bulgaria in Eurocrew – 09/05/2012

One of the Assembly resolutions voted during the annual meeting was Resolution 004/2012 , which has approved  Mr.Andriyan Evtiomov as Ordinary Member / National Representative of Bulgaria. Bulgaria is most welcomed on board!!!

Annual Eurocrew Meeting – Gdynia 09/05/2012

Annual Eurocrew meeting took place in Hotel Hotton in Gdynia on the 09th of May 2012.  Apart of formal and necessary actions ( approval of yearly  financial report ) , Assembly of Delegates has granted the vote of acceptance for all 3 Council members . We had a pleasure to see Representative of various Polish seafarer trade unions during our meeting.  It was real achievement to see that we have same goals and we are able to identify same targets. The main part of our meeting was allocated for preparation of Eurocrew panel during M&T Conference in Sopot planned for next dyas.

 

Agreement with Gdynia Maritime School – 16/03/2012

Cooperation agreement has been signed between Eurocrew Chairman and Director of Gdynia Maritime School on the 16th of March . The Gdynia Maritime School (www.morska.edu.pl) is the first maritime school on Eurocrew cooperating training centres list . Directors of GMS – Mr. A.Naskręt , Mr. J.Michnal and Mr. Z. Byczyński have joined Eurocrew Association as its Ordinary Members at same time. Welcome on board !

Ukraine joins Eurocrew – 20/02/2012

Following Ukrainian application for membership dated 25.01.2012 and Eurocrew Assembly Resolution 01/2012 , we are glad to inform you that Ukrainian Maritime Alliance has been accepted as Supporting Member / National Representative of Ukraine.

Ukrainian Maritime Alliance is hereby added to the list of Eurocrew Association National Representatives and is entitled to recommend Eurocrew Association membership of Individuals / Ordinary Members – citizens of Ukraine.

Eurocrew launching… Kozi Grod 06/10/2011

Our second meeeting took place in Kozi Grod – nice resort near Gdansk . Friendly atmosphere and nice surrounding let us feel even more convinced we have to work hard togother for all countries maritime industry benefits. Official registration in Gdynia has been confirmed , statute approved by Assembly and association authorities set . Popularisation of Eurocrew idea and association enlargement have been defined as main targets until next meeting planned for 25th of May 2012 in Bratislava.

 

All meeting participants (from left to right : Juraj Boros, Jerzy Przybyt, Natasa Bozic, Valeriu Raicu, Ivan Bozic, Mario Zorovic, Alexey Churkin, Waldemar Perchel, Florin Urziceanu, Michal Wisniewski, Piotr Masny) encourage to join Eurocrew Association.

First meeting – September 2010

First Eurocrew meeting took place at the end of September 2010 in Hotel Hotton in Gdynia (27-29/09/2010) . Following countries were represented during the meeting : Craoatia, Latvia , Poland , Romania and Slovakia.  All participants have concluded that creation of common platform is more than desirable. Common problems and areas of interest were clearly  identified.  First meeting was attended by Deutsche Voermegensberatung (social insurance under EU flag has been discussed ) and Det Norske Veritas was consulted regarding MLC convention implementation.