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Flagging-in ships with asbestos
Flagging-in ships with asbestos
For a long time, asbestos was considered a miracle product: the natural mineral is fire resistant, an insulator, easy to process and inexpensive. But asbestos causes illness and can give rise to cancer. BG Verkehr summarized the things shipping companies have to observe when they flag-in a ship that is contaminated with asbestos.
New head of the Ship Safety Division
New head of the Ship Safety Division
The lawyer Kai Krüger (49) has taken on the position as head of the Ship Safety Division at BG Verkehr. He is Ulrich Schmidt’s successor after his sudden passing on 22. December 2016. Mr. Krüger had already led the Division provisionally since February.
Excellent Training
Excellent Training
The shipping company Rörd Braren of Kollmar and Uwe Rottwinkel of the shipping company Rambow of Dochtersen are the winners of the award “Excellent training workplace and excellent trainer 2017”. The competent body of maritime vocational training “Berufsbildungsstelle Seeschifffahrt e.V.” (BBS) presented the award at the 11th Bremer Schifffahrtskongress.
Chancellor appeals: more German Flag
Chancellor appeals: more German Flag
At the 10th National Maritime Conference the German chancellor called on the shipowners to operate more ships under German Flag. In the presence of 750 participants she underlined how important it is for the economic location Germany to preserve maritime know-how.