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Ship Management International interviews IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill

IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill was delighted to be interviewed for the January/February issue of Ship Management International, published today (29th February). In the ‘How I Work’ feature, she talks about her role as CEO, which she took up last autumn, and also lists what she sees as the vital assets that help the charitable organisation …

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Our February newsletter is out now!

In this issue, we talk about IFAN’s recent visit to IALA’s headquarters in France, where discussions focused on the 2024 IALA World-Wide Academy work plan and strategies to strengthen relations between IALA and IFAN.  There’s also news about how Vanuatu, one of the largest of the 13 countries in the Pacific Safety of Navigation Project run …

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IFAN strengthens ties with IALA in visit to French headquarters

IFAN’s CEO Catherine Mulvihill and Development Manager Francesca Pradelli visited IALA’s headquarters in France last week (21-22 February), meeting with Secretary-General Francis Zachariae and Deputy Secretary-General Omar Frits Eriksson. Discussions focused on the 2024 IALA World-Wide Academy work plan and strategies to enhance collaboration between IFAN and IALA, signalling promising advancements in maritime safety and …

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IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill recognised as one of Top 100 Women in maritime

IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill has been recognised as one of the Top 100 Women in the maritime industry by All About Shipping. The shortlist was compiled from a total of 1,007 women who were nominated from all sectors of the shipping industry. Ms Mulvihill said: “I am delighted to receive recognition for IFAN’s efforts, alongside …

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MENAS underlines its environmental commitment with launch of solar panel system

Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS), IFAN’s operational arm in the Middle East, has underscored its commitment to the environment and renewable energy by officially unveiling its new solar power project that will save up to 90% of the company’s electrical energy consumption. In a project lasting several months, the Photovoltaic (PV) Solar System was …

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Successful ANF Conference addresses key AtoN issues in Malacca and Singapore Straits

IFAN representatives recently attended the 29th Conference of the Aids to Navigation Fund (ANF) for the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), which oversees 51 Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) in the region. The meeting, held on 16th-17th November in Surabaya, Indonesia, brought together key stakeholders and government representatives from the region to address critical issues …

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Strengthening maritime navigation: IFAN Meeting in Doha

In a significant stride towards enhancing maritime navigation, the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) recently attended a top-level meeting in Doha, Qatar. The meeting, hosted at the Ministry of Transport offices on 13th and 14th November, brought together key IFAN attendees, along with government representatives, and experts from the United Kingdom Hydrographers Office …

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First of its kind Aids to Navigation course held in Middle East to enhance maritime safety in the Gulf

A first of its kind training course for the Middle East has been held to teach mariners about the basic concept of Aids to Navigation (AtoN) after a clear need was identified from potential clients. Run by Middle East Navigation Services (MENAS), a branch of IFAN, with co-operation with Bahrain Port Maritime Affairs PMA , …

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Our October Newsletter is out now!

In this issue, we introduce our new Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Mulvihill, who has taken over the post from Peter Stanley. We also explain the reason behind the difficult decision to increase Nav Dues paid by ship owners to our Middle East operational arm, MENAS, which provides Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in the Middle East Gulf. Plus, …

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IFAN hosts SPC Deputy Director for Pacific navigation project update

On Friday 20th October, Jens Kruger, the SPC’s Deputy Director Ocean and Maritime Programme, visited IFAN’s Headquarters in London. During the visit, he met IFAN’s CEO, Catherine Mulvihill, and IFAN’s Director, Peter Stanley, to discuss the Pacific Safety of Navigation project’s recent developments and the roadmap for Phase 2 Year 3. This vital project, which …

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IFAN appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Mulvihill as its new Chief Executive Officer. Catherine is undergoing a comprehensive management of change process in collaboration with the current CEO, Peter Stanley, and will officially assume full responsibilities as IFAN’s CEO on …

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IFAN sells the OSV Relume

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) is pleased to confirm the sale of its offshore support vessel (OSV), the OSV Relume. OSV Relume is a 66-berth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Class 2 Dynamic Positioning (DP2) vessel and Special Purpose Ship (SPS), equipped to support the latest marine survey technology. She has played an important …

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IFAN welcomes delegation from Qatar

On the 19th September, a delegation from Qatar, guided by His Excellency, Dr Saleh Fetais, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Transport Affairs, paid a visit to IFAN’s offices in London.  Guy Mason, IFAN’s Chairman, and Peter Stanley, IFAN’s CEO, had the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics with the Qatari delegation, including the excellent …

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IFAN funding provides 10 Aids to Navigation in Vanuatu

Thanks to funding provided by IFAN, the Pacific Community (SPC) has handed over 10 Aids to Navigation (AtoN) as part of the Pacific Safety of Navigation Project in the port of Luganville, in Vanuatu, one of the country’s major shipping hubs. The AtoN include lit buoys and beacons, and lit special buoys that mark the …

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IFAN at London International Shipping Week LISW23

IFAN’s CEO, Peter Stanley, and Chair, Guy Mason, extend thanks to all who joined our evening reception onboard the THV Galatea, as part of London International Shipping Week 2023. Our gratitude to Trinity House for graciously hosting us, where we discussed IFAN’s mission to enhancing safety at sea and preserving the marine environment through charitable …

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Change in MENAS Navigational Light Dues to ensure future of Aids to Navigation in Middle East Gulf

After years of keeping a vital navigation service operating on the same income, Middle East Navigation Service (MENAS) has been forced to review its funding, to ensure it can continue to help keep seafarers safe and protect the marine environment in the Middle East Gulf. MENAS has been providing Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in the Middle …

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