Safety & Security
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…
Resolve Maritime Academy opened its new Simulation Training Center this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA facility adjacent to Port Everglades.Sharing the ceremonial scissors in our photograph are (L to…
The Navy reports that guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Baranof (WPB 1318) rescued 24 Filipino mariners in the Persian Gulf, early March 15.At approximately 2 a.m., local…
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