Day of the Seafarer – a ‘new media’ success


  • Date: 30/06/2011

The UK Club was proud to have been one of the participants in the IMO’s new media initiative in celebration of the Day of the Seafarer on the 25th June.

The invitation to everyone to voice their support for seafarers through social networks generated some impressive figures, especially for those who believe our industry is conservative and perhaps slow to embrace these new media.

Initial feedback from the IMO’s New Media Officer, Karine Langlois showed an enthusiastic take up on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The Twitter is estimated to have reached half a million people. Day of the Seafarer’s Twitter feed attracted some 405 regular followers in only six weeks. Their ‘tweets’ generated 1,775 visits through the attached links.

Facebook statistics are even more impressive. 5,800 active users and 2,186 messages of affirmation or ‘likes’ were generated. In total some 190,000 views were posted as comments, anecdotes and messages on seafarers, their contribution and livelihood were delivered through this social network.

For those who preferred more visual media, 24 videos were uploaded to the “seafarerday” channel on YouTube attracting 5,537 viewings during the campaign.

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more


US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here


International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.


MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE


International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


Piracy

Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links


Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.