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  • Stcw coc limitations

    Seafarer HQ, The STCW and CoC Limitations

    Limitations within the STCW are considered in one of three places. Understanding the difference between when to use each is vitally important.

  • Oceans cloud auth

    Service Update: Oceans Cloud Authentication

    All client accounts will be migrated to Oceans Cloud Single-Sign On in the week beginning 5th Feb. There should be no downtime to any services as this change goes live.

  • Seafarer update

    Seafarer HQ v5.0 General Availability

    This software release delivers new features including multi-step application reviews, an overhaul in how we deal with tanker endorsements and online declarations for agents & staff.

  • Ukmca

    Oceans HQ to deliver Vessel Registration system to UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

    Partnership with Thoughtbot London will see development of user-focused and efficient IT solution to support Flag Administration’s digital strategy.

    Oceans HQ, a leading provider of specialised software to the world’s Maritime Administrations, has...

  • High standards

    Does having a large number of registered ships affect standards?

    Despite the fact that 90% of the goods traded around the world are transported by sea, all is not buoyant in the shipping industry. In spite of this figure, there is currently an overcapacity of ships within the industry. The result being that there...

  • Marpol

    Are There More MARPOL Regulations and Reporting on the Way?

    It is getting to that time again when the subject of climate change and what needs to be done about it will be filling the headlines. This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference is set to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

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  • Seafarer accidents

    Reporting of Seafarer Casualties

    The maritime industry can be considered among one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work. Due to the nature of the industry, accidents to personnel working onboard a ship are not uncommon; more common than those working in the industry on shore...

  • Provisional registration

    Are Stricter Controls Needed for Provisional Registration?

    In the world of shipping, for a ship to change flag is nothing unusual. A change in ownership, bareboat charter, or the change in the area a will ship operate are just some of the many reasons for changing flag. Some of these other reasons may be more...

  • Registry selection

    Yacht Registration – a competitive business

    In the same way that there is stiff competition between registries for the registration of ships, so too is there stiff competition for the registration of yachts. One might think that the larger registries such as Panama and Liberia would have a monopoly...


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