Safety & Security
The UK P&I Club is publishing a series of "Risk Focus" booklets that highlight specific areas of risk. This month (April) sees the publication of the first: "Risk Focus: Slips, trips and falls." The series…
Here we go again. Another of those Antarctic "adventure" cruises has gotten a tad more adventurous than passengers may have expected. This time round, the vessel in question is the MV Plancius, operated by Oceanwide…
Classification society Bureau Veritas has joined forces with French maritime security consultantcy Securymind to provide an auditing and verification service for companies providing armed guards to protect ships against piracy. Security companies offering services to…
Bergen Risk Solutions, the Norwegian based specialist in political, maritime and security risk assessments that puts a special focus on Nigeria and the Niger Delta, has identified a worrying new trend in Nigerian piracy -…
Oslo-headquartered P&I and defense insurance mutual Skuld is offering a reduction in rates for Maritime Kidnap & Ransom insurance. Skuld has now been offering competitive pricing and tailored wordings in this area for nearly two…
An electrical fire on a Coast Guard cutter in Wilmington, N.C., has delayed its departure for a multi-mission patrol to the Caribbean. While preparing to leave at approximately 9 a.m.,Thursday, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence's…
BIMCO has published a standard contract for the employment of security guards on vessels. This new contract -- GUARDCON -- has been developed to provide shipowners and private maritime security companies (PMSC) with a clearly…
GAC Protective Solutions reports that a maritime security alert has been issued after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked in position 0700N 06949E approximately 305 NM northwest of Male, Maldives on March 26. The vessel…
InterManager President Alastair Evitt says that any move by governments to ban the payment of ransoms to pirates would have a "massively detrimental effect on the risk to the world's seafarers and the global economy."…
The UK P&I Club has issued a loss prevention bulletin on the dangers of pressing up ballast tanks. In a recent case, says the bulletin, an entered vessel pressed up its ballast tanks in order…
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