Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Italy needs a MEPA

As we observe National Maritime Day honoring seafarers, we also recognize the need for them to ply their trade in an environment that is healthy. Continue reading

Why we need an international convention on piracy

Yesterday was my regular press briefing in the fabulous surroundings of the Caledonian club in SW1, London and the topic of piracy and in particular armed guards was very much to the fore. Continue reading

Don’t forget our NAMEPA Seminar

One year after the Gulf oil spill, and amid daily reports of piracy and needless accidents at sea, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) of which I am chairman will be offering a seminar “Environmental Intelligence in Shipping: Safety at Sea, featuring an emergency preparedness & response regulatory update, as well as a panel on piracy, STCW update, and terminal access for seafarers. Continue reading

How we can make the seafarer’s lot better

This week I found myself on the Amalfi coast for the excellent Mare Forum VII entitled Italy and the World – Quo Vadis? Continue reading