Page last updated on Tue, Dec 03, 2013
New York / New Jersey Chapter back in action
October 2013 – The Chapter held its restart meeting October 17, 2013 at SUNY Maritime College. Thank you to Captains Frank Zabrocky, George Sandberg, Carl Winter and Ed Gras for assisting us locally with this endeavor. Members (and potential members) living in the greater New York / New Jersey area interested in joining the chapter, please contact Captain George Sandberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check the Chapter web page for upcoming meetings!
Lalonde Spirit of the Seas Award Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2014 Lalonde ‘Spirit of the Seas’ award are now open due by January 15, 2014. Please refer to the Lalonde Spirit of the Seas webpage for nomination forms and more info.
CAMM AGM 2014 in Mystic, Conn.
The 2014 CAMM Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM)is scheduled for June 11-13, 2014. National officers are putting together quite a program with confirmed guest IFMSA Secretary-General Captain John Dickie, an evening cruisee abord the historic steamboat Sabino, and an optional post-meeting cruise to Quebec. Please visit the event website for details and information as it becomes available.
CAMM comments on Docket No. USCG-2013-0089, Merchant Mariner Medical Evaluation Program.
During the just completed Annual General Meeting CAMM amended and continued a position concerning guidelines for physical as follows:
Position 2011-01: USCG Physical Guidelines for Merchant Mariners
SUPPORT the International Labor Organization, Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (ILO-MLC 2006), Regulation 1.2 – Medical Certificate. (Amended 2013)
Note of Clarification: Adoption of ILO-MLC 2006, Regulation 1.2 - Medical Certificate would oblige the USCG to remove the medical fitness requirements from the certificate of professional competency currently required in the Merchant Marine Credential (MMC). An independent two (2) year Medical Certificate would be added to the MMC. Said Medical Certificate would be in compliance with MLC 2006, Regulation 1.2.
Did you know?
If you are a active seagoing Master and a member of CAMM, you are automatically a member of the International Federation of Ship Masters Association (IFSMA). CAMM pays your membership dues. This entitles you to contact IFSMA for support if needed. It is also your voice at IMO. Since 1975 IFSMA has had Consultative Status at IMO as a non-governmental organization (NGO). This allows IFSMA to represent the views and protect the interests of seagoing Shipmasters. Check out the link to IFSMA on CAMM’s website for more information.