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26th Interim Meeting of the Seafarers' Committee (SC) of the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA)

The ASA Seafarers’ Committee met online (e-meeting) for its 26th Interim Meeting on Friday, 14 April 2021. The Association was represented by the Deputy Director, Mr Gilbert Feng and the Director – Regulatory Affairs, Captain Gautam Ramaswamy. Key issues discussed in the meeting included: – Local Seafarer Development
– STCW Convention and the outcome of the seventh session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 7).
– Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, with special reference to seafarer wellbeing and the calls for designating seafarers as “key/essential” workers.
– Seafarer mental health issues.

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