Safety & Security
The BBC reports that the captain of a vessel involved in a collision with a Stenaline ferry at the mouth of Belfast Lough will appear in court on Friday on a charge of having excess…
Athens-headquartered Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK) reports that one of its vessels, the 179,546 dwt Capesize bulk carrier STAR POLARIS, sustained bottom damage when entering the port of Eregli, Turkey. Following a survey of…
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel, MV Royal Grace, was reportedly hijacked in position 21:27N - 062:37E approximately 150NM off Oman on March 2, reports GAC…
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., issued a detention order against a Singapore-flagged car carrier after a series of events that began when the ship lost power. At approximately 11.09 a.m.Sunday, the 648-ft, 28,210…
The captain of a Maltese freighter was taken into custody by Coast Guard officials in Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday.The captain of the 738-foot motor vessel Laconia was taken into custody after his blood-alcohol level was found…
The Costa Crociere cruise ship Costa Allegra is under tow for the main island of the Seychelles by the Trevignan, a 300-ft French tuna seiner owned by Compagnie Francaise du Thon Oceanique. The fishing vessel's…
Costa Crociere executive VP Manfred Ursprunger is among seven Costa Cruises employees added yesterday to the investigation of the Costa Concordia sinking by the prosecutor in Grosseto, Italy. They join Captain Francesco Schettino and first…
Divers have found four more bodies on Deck 4 of the submerged Costa Concordia, according to Italy's National Civil Protection Agency. One of the bodies was that of a five year old girl, according to…
Two Italian marines have been remanded to police custody by an Indian magistrate following an apparent breakdown in negotiations between Italian and Indian authorities. The two - named as Latore Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone -…
The Nautical Institute has issued "Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training," a guidance that helps interpret IMO requirements for ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) training. Last month, ECDIS training became required under amendments to…
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