Safety & Security
During the early morning of  April 6, the Finnish Navy minelayer FNS POHJANMAA identified a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) consisting of a dhow and 2 attack skiffs approximately 250 NM South East of Salalah,…
Regulation V/19 of the SOLAS Convention sets out navigational equipment to be carried on board ships, according to ship type.  Under the regulation, ships fitted with AIS shall maintain AIS in operation at all times…
In another example of "catch and release," EU Navfor is to release two pirate suspects to Somalia, beacuse of "insufficient evidence to secure a prosecution."The two were grabbed on the afternoon of  April 3, 2011,…
Containership operator APL said it will begin radiation scanning of containerized Japanese exports delivered to its marine terminal in Yokohama for carriage on APL vessels. The decision makes APL one of the first container carriers…
Some of the world’s most influential maritime organizations have created a campaign to raise awareness regarding the social and economic costs of piracy and urge international governments to take a firmer stand against increasing Somali…
The four American hostages held aboard the hijacked yacht Quest by Somali pirates have been murdered by their captors. Of the 19 pirates believed involved in the incident, four are dead and 15 are in…
The four American hostages held aboard the hijacked yacht Quest by Somali pirates have been murdered by their captors. Of the 19 pirates believed involved in the incident, four are dead and 15 are in…
Why the ship didn't hit the span Like its sister, Oasis of the Seas, with which it shares the title of worlds's largest cruise ship, the Allure of the Seas had to kinda limbo to…
The Korean master of a 20,763 gt general cargo ship is going to prison after being found drunk in command of the vessel.
The next Managing Director of INTERTANKO, the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, is set to be Joseph "Joe" Angelo. Intertanko's council will be invited to formally make the appointment when it meets in Singapore…
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