We have compiled a page of useful links that we believed you should bookmark and explore for your benefit.


SVG Seafarers Group


SVG Seafarers Group is a maritime service that represents the interests of SVG seafarers. We offer primarily legal services to our members and we are a source of information for maritime & environmental matters.


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Maritime Administration

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Maritime Adminstration (SVGMARAD) is responsible for the administration of the shipping act.  In accordance with the Shipping Act, 2004, a Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, was appointed by the Government to carry out administrative duties in foreign ports and undertake the general superintendence of all matters relating to merchant shipping and registration of ships through offices in Geneva and Monaco.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, member of the IMO, since 1980, is also a member of the Baltic Exchange. Our country ranks among the top 20 leading fleets of the world.


University of Trinidad and Tobago

The University of Trinidad and Tobago proudly offers the latest training as required by standards of STCW 2010.

  • Our State Of The Art Bridge and Engine simulators and expert faculty will provide you with the best training.
  • All our professional short courses are approved by the MCA (UK) and are in full compliance with the latest STCW training requirements.
  • Chaguaramas campus is also an approved training centre on behalf of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) of the UK.

We can also provide a variety of ad hoc courses as and when required. If your business has particular training requirements, we can offer bespoke courses which are tailored to meet your training needs allowing you a flexible and customised service.


International Transport Workers’ Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is an international federation of transport workers’ trade unions.


The Seafarer’s Trust 

Seafarer’s trust mission: “We support the provision of services to maritime workers; we invest in long-term programmes that improve seafarers’ and their families health & wellbeing;

and we act as a catalyst for positive change in the maritime community.”


International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network promotes seafarers welfare worldwide and directly serves seafarers by providing a 24 hour helpline. ISWAN is the result of a merger between the International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare (ICSW) and the International Seafarers Assistance Network (ISAN).


International Labour Organisation 

The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.


International Maritime Organisation 

IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. IMO’s work supports the UN SDGs.


Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the trusted brand for professional development, working with leading academic and industry bodies to provide accredited education and training where it is much needed.


Maritime Safety Guide 

Due to the vastness of the oceans, safety has always been foundational to the shipping industry. The shipping industry was one of the first industries to implement comprehensive international safety standards set forth by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This maritime safety guide condenses the many rules and regulations ensuring safety across marine waterways.


Paris Memorandum of Understanding 

The organization consists of 27 participating maritime Administrations and covers the waters of the European coastal States and the North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe.

The current member States of the Paris MoU are:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Mission is to eliminate the operation of sub-standard ships through a harmonized system of port State control.


The Mesothelioma Centre

Those who have worked on shipyards, ports and aboard ships were at risk of asbestos exposure and developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer that can take 20-50 years to develop. Our website features extensive information on asbestos and we work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups all at no cost.

Please take a look at some of the great information we have at https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma or https://www.asbestos.com/occupations/shipyard-workers/ and let me know if you have any questions. I would love to speak with you more about this.

Mesothelioma Hope

Mesothelioma Hope, we offer free resources that are reviewed by certified oncologists and provide detailed information about mesothelioma and its health impacts. Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.


Index of Newspapers

Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips


World Maritime News

World Maritime News delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, equipment, research, shipyards, shipping companies and the authorities dominating these markets.