Master Mariners of Canada

2012 Seminar Presentations

The Company of Master Mariners of Canada
Newfoundland & Labrador Division
26-27 September 2012
Seminar on
Maritime Human Resource Solutions and
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)2006


Keynote Speaker Dr.George Politakis, LL.M., Ph.D. – Senior Legal Specialist, International Labour Standards Department, ILO


Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Compliance


Naim Nazha, Director Personnel Standards and Pilotage

Canada and the Maritime Labour Convention


Gordon Halsey P.Eng, Principal Consultant, DNV

Practical guidelines for compliance with MLC2006


Crewing Agencies and the Maritime Labour Convention


Dr. Maria Progoulaki, University of Aegean

Seafarers’ recruitment and placement services under MLC


Captain, Dr. Bogumil Laczynski, Gedynia University

MLC2006 requirement for standardization for the approval of manning agencies


Seafarers’ Welfare


Dr. Maria Progoulaki, University of Aegean

Promoting and developing seafarers’ welfare under MLC


Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L. Dicesan Director, Apostleship of the Sea Port Arthur, Texas

MLC 2006 Regulation 4.4: The best of times for seafarers, the worst of times for seafarer welfare agencies


Mr. Richard Hall, Chairperson and CEO, Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

The importance of the TATC to maritime human resources


Maritime Education and Training


Dr. Katherine Devitt, Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton Solent University

Marker buoys: Validating non-technical behavioural markers for merchant navy officers


Mr. Gordon Halsey, PEng, Principal Consultant, DNV.

MLC 2006, STCW 2010 and competence management: A “Perfect Storm” or performance opportunity?


Mr. John Connors, Executive Manager, COMPASS

Recent activities of COMPASS