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  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry, has reported that the oil and gas industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s move to restore certainty to Australia’s offshore resources sector. The Senate’s decision on Wednesday night to disallow offshore visa regulations critical to […]

  • 18 July 2014

    The oil and gas industry welcomes the Federal Government’s move to restore certainty to Australia’s offshore resources sector. The Senate’s decision on Wednesday night to disallow offshore visa regulations critical to the industry had the potential to shut down operations and put at risk Australia’s international investment reputation. The issuing of a Legislative Instrument means […]

  • 17 July 2014

    Maritime Union of Australia has welcomed the blocking of the Abbott Government’s attempts to flood the offshore oil and gas sector with cheap foreign labour.   The Australian Senate has voted to disallow the Federal Government from continuing to issue Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers for the purposes of working in Australia’s offshore […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Parliament has made the decision in protecting Australian jobs by blocking the Abbott Government’s attempts to flood the offshore oil and gas sector with cheap foreign labour. The Senate voted to disallow the Federal Government from continuing to issue Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers for the purposes of working in […]

  • 16 September 2014

    APPEA welcomes Federal Court decision upholding the validity of a legislative instrument issued to provide certainty for offshore oil and gas construction projects using skilled overseas workers. Maritime unions had challenged the validity of the legislative instrument, which applies to a small number of foreign workers on specialised vessels servicing offshore oil and gas construction […]

  • 15 July 2014

    Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Richard Marles has accused the Abbott Government of attempting to undermine important legislation protecting workers employed in offshore resource projects. The Abbott Government is currently trying to use the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resource Activity) Regulation 2014 to replace the Offshore Resource Worker visa class with Maritime Crew visas […]

  • 15 July 2014

    Australia’s Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Richard Marles has accused the Abbott Government of attempting to undermine important legislation protecting workers employed in offshore resource projects.   The Abbott Government is currently trying to use the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resource Activity) Regulation 2014 to replace the Offshore Resource Worker visa class with Maritime […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The U.S. State Department has updated its policy guidance to include a visa category for crewmembers who will work onboard vessels deployed in offshore wind operations. The new guidance, part of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), solves a regulatory hurdle that was causing logistical problems for the industry by clarifying the correct type of visa to be issued […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The U.S. State Department has updated its policy guidance to include a visa category for crewmembers who will work onboard vessels deployed in offshore wind operations. The new guidance, part of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), solves a regulatory hurdle that was causing logistical problems for the industry by clarifying the correct type of visa to be issued […]

  • 16 January 2017

    French LNG-engineer Technip and Houston-based FMC Technologies said that TechnipFMC secured a visa from the French stock market regulator for its prospectus for the listing of shares on Euronext Paris regulated market.

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance

      Australian maritime unions are considering an appeal to the full Federal Court in the wake of yesterday’s ruling of Justice Buchanan in favour of the Abbott Government’s decision covering workers in the offshore oil and gas sector. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) took the Abbott Government to court […]

  • 24 July 2014

    The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) have confirmed they will push ahead with a legal challenge to the Abbott Government’s attempt to allow an influx of foreign workers in the offshore.   The Abbott Government effectively overturned a decision by the Senate last week, which voted to disallow […]

  • 13 August 2014

    Australian resource, health and service sector unions are united in calling for a Senate Inquiry into the 457 visa scheme following allegations of widespread rorting. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Assistant National Secretary Ian Bray said the Government should be tightening up migration controls, particularly as unemployment rises around Australia. “There are hundreds of seafarers […]

  • 16 January 2017

    Technip and FMC Technologies are set to finalize the merger on Monday, January 16, 2017, after close of business. The two oilfield services companies issued a joint statement on Monday, saying that TechnipFMC, a company to be established by the merger, secured a visa from the French stock market regulator for its prospectus relating to […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The European Community of Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and CLIA Europe welcome the proposal for a revision of the EU Visa Code as a first important development for visa facilitation for seafarers. Seafarers are a critical part of Europe’s shipping sector. While cruise liners employ thousands of crew per ship, merchant shipping have fewer crew per […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling on the Australian government to improve labour regulations after the Federal Court found two Fijian workers had been exploited. Two men who were brought to Australia on the proviso of training were found by the court to be employees, not trainees, of Sydney-based Devine Marine Group, ITF […]

  • 28 June 2013

    The Maritime Union of Australia today welcomed the passage of legislation that puts in place a critical fix to a serious gap in the Migration Act.

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Opening up the floodgates to foreign workers on Australia’s oil and gas projects is unwarranted, hypocritical and shortsighted according to the Maritime Union of Australia. Just three days after widespread rorting of the migration visa system was revealed by the mainstream media, Senator Michaelia Cash announced the Government would be implementing ‘designated area migration agreements’ […]

  • 15 July 2015

    The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a fatal accident on board anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel Skandi Pacific, 166 km NW of Karartha, WA (on the Northwest Shelf).  To remind, the accident occurred yesterday on the 2011-built AHTS Skandi Pacific owned by DOF. According to ATSB, during the early hours of July 14, […]

  • 12 August 2014

    Just three days after widespread rorting of the migration visa system was revealed by the mainstream media, Senator Michaelia Cash announced the Government would be implementing ‘designated area migration agreements’ for the Northern Territory and Western Australia. MUA Assistant National Secretary Ian Bray said they should be tightening up migration controls particularly as unemployment throughout Australia […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    European Union should focus on concrete measures to overcome the hurdles to cruise tourism’s growth if Europe is to retain its position as world’s number one tourism destination, the Euro branch of Cruise Lines International Association, CLIA Europe, said in a release. Commenting on the inaugural conference of the EU’s Pan-European Dialogue between cruise operators, […]

  • 15 June 2011

    YCO Group plc, a leading provider of specialist services to superyachts, is pleased to announce that it has recently contracted a project with a leading European shipyard on behalf of a long-term client. The project will involve the full custom build of a motor yacht in excess of 80m and will be undertaken in conjunction […]