Safety & Security
OCTOBER 7, 2014—Carnival Corporation & plc, Miami, FL, will begin construction next year of a new world class training facility for its deck and technical officers, following its purchase of a seven-acre tract of land…
OCTOBER 7, 2014—The first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives was christened today in Charleston, SC. A new offshore emergency response craft, the Fort Ripley is a…
OCTOBER 4, 2014—Could a new football-sized submersible robot that scans ship’s hulls play a major role in future port security? Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers unveiled the oval-shaped robot at the recent International Conference…
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — The Australian Transport Safety Board has issued its final report on the October 29, 2013 grounding of the Universal Shipping general cargo ship Bosphorus at Lytton Rocks Reach in the Brisbane…
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — The U.S. will today become the twentieth nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). Established in 2006, ReCAAP's mission is…
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 — Steve Clinch, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents at the U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch has some scathing things to say about current generation ECDIS equipment and the training needed to use…
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Maritime e-learning specialist Videotel Marine International, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: Fire Fighting At Sea. Made with support and expertise from marine fire specialists and…
AUGUST 19, 2014—The White House confirmed yesterday that the specially outfitted U.S. Ready Reserve Force vessel M/V Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679) destroyed the "most lethal declared chemical weapons possessed by the Syrian regime"at sea during…
AUGUST 18, 2014—One crew member is dead, following a fire in the engine room of a 485 ft Bahamian flag chemical tanker, according to a report by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard sent…
AUGUST 11, 2014 — Poole, U.K. headquartered Dryad Maritime is warning that an audacious open ocean ambush of a product tanker could be a "game changer" for Gulf of Guinea piracy. In the early hours…
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