The UK government has designated 5-9 July as Maritime Safety Week 2021.
The key aims of the event are to recognise excellent safety work that already goes on across the sector, focus attention on specific challenges, such as drowning prevention, facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experience and best practice; and delivering key safety messages.
Maritime Minister Robert Courts MP said: 'I urge you to seize the opportunity MSW provides to highlight the brilliant work that you all do, whatever your role, to keep those using our seas and waterways safe.
'Please do make use of social media to promote key safety messages, using the hashtags #maritimesafetyweek and #maritimesafetymatters.'
Unions lobby in support of short sea safety
Nautilus International participated in a meeting with Dover MP Natalie Elphicke, and representatives from P&O Ferries, DFDS, and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT)
Nautilus seeks talks with Scottish government over time charter proposals
Nautilus International has requested an urgent meeting with Scottish Minister for Transport Graeme Dey MSP to discuss planned arrangements by CalMac Ferries to time charter the catamaran MV Pentalina.