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Professional and Technical Forum

23 January 2024 13:30 - 15:30

Professional and Technical Forum

Venue: Online membership event. Register now for updates on the Red Sea vessel attacks. Have you been diverted around the Cape of Good Hope? Join in the discussion.

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024
Time: 13:30 BST/14:30 CST 
Online event - Register now

The Professional and Technical Forum deals with a wide range of technical, safety, welfare and other professional topics of relevance to all members, including training and certification.

Agenda - Red Sea vessel attacks update

The January 2024 session of the Nautilus P&T Forum will focus on the ongoing spate of attacks on vessels transiting the Red Sea and surrounding areas.

Since the hijacking of the Galaxy Leader on the 19 November 2023, Houthi rebels have carried out a sustained campaign of attacks against commercial ships transiting the Gulf of Aden, Bab al-Mandab Strait and Red Sea areas. These attacks have endangered seafarers' lives, caused physical damage to multiple vessels and disrupted international trade.

At this session of the P&T forum, members will be provided with an update on the situation before being invited to participate in an open discussion on the matters raised. We would particularly like to hear from members who have transited the area recently or have been forced to divert around the Cape of Good Hope.

The meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams and a joining link will be distributed to those that have registered.

There are also updates on the other ongoing workstreams as well as a general discussion where members can raise any matters of concern that they may have. (It would be helpful if topics could be notified in advance by emailing:

All full members of the Union are welcome to attend (UK, NL and CH).

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