Ballast water management convention – what’s new?


by Aleksandr Pipchenko | 08-Nov-2017

Ballast water management convention – what’s new?

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments - a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 8 September 2017.


The convention requires ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments. For the ship's personnel the main questions are: what do we need to know about it and how is it going to affect ship’s operational routine?


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Tips for a successful Deck or Engineer Officer’s job interview


by Alex Pipchenko | 26-May-2017

Tips for a successful Deck or Engineer Officer’s job interview

One of the most thrilling stages of a job application is an interview. Especially if you are going to get a new job or be promoted and you have a lot of competitors applying for the same opening.

Here is some advice on how to prepare for an interview and what are the most commonly asked questions.

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