Presentation on theme: "THE WELLBEING OF THE SEAFARER Discussion panel 3: The social dimension of sustainable development BRANKO BERLAN ITF Accredited Representative to the IMO."— Presentation transcript:
THE WELLBEING OF THE SEAFARER Discussion panel 3: The social dimension of sustainable development BRANKO BERLAN ITF Accredited Representative to the IMO
THE ATTRACTION AND RETENTION OF YOUTH IN A MARITIME CAREER - More than 1.5 million seafarers - 50.000 cadets annually - Career planning needed - Training opportunities should be provided – cheap and accessible - TM Convention/ cadet spaces
SOCIAL COMMUNICATION IN MODERN LIVING Access to private and modern communication facilities is a must for modern living There is no maritime regulation that recognises social communication Regulation/Guidance that both ensure the rights of seafarers and safety and security onboard is required.
SHORE LEAVE Inadequate access to shore leave, particularly affecting certain nationalities. Decade since the ISPS Code came into force Unrealistic restrictions on this basic right to shore leave. ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN The administration of ships becomes of more importance than real navigation, engineering and the safe operation of shipping as a whole
CRIMINALISATION Fundamental principles on criminal liability 1. Proportional sanctions 2. Clear, concise and unambiguous legislation 3. Respect international standards
MINIMUM SAFE MANNING VERSUS OPERATIONAL MANNING Operational manning should be incorporated into ISM Code FATIGUE Reduce fatigue through adequate manning
CONCLUSION Why to go at sea and have extremely hard life as voluntary prisoner and potential criminal?