Safety & Security

MARCH 14, 2017 — Pirates have hijacked the 1,800 dwt tanker Aris 13 off the coast of Somalia. It appears to be the first successful hijacking in the region since 2012. According to media reports,…
MARCH 7, 2017 —  Too much speed and too steep an angle of approach resulted in the May 8, 2016, allision involving the cruise ship Carnival Pride in which more than $2 million in property…
FEBRUARY 14, 2017 — Lifejackets that "were showing their age" meant that Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas remained docked in Port Canaveral this morning. . The ship had been scheduled to set sail at…
FEBRUARY 9, 2017 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report Thursday identifying the risks associated with the shared use of America's waterways. The growth of both commercial and recreational vessel traffic during…
JANUARY 10, 2017 — More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, according to the latest annual piracy…
JANUARY 8, 2017 — Incoming cruise ships entering the Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal in Cozumel, Mexico, can now see real-time current speed, current direction, and water temperature data displayed as part of the standard AIS…
DECEMBER 29, 2016 — The U.K.'s Marine Accident Investigation Branch report into the August 2015 collision of the general cargo vessel Daroja and oil bunker barge Erin Wood says the accident happened because a proper…
DECEMBER 13, 2016 — The transcript from the El Faro's voyage data recorder bridge audio is one of five factual reports added Tuesday to the National Trasportation Safety Board's El Faro investigation docket as part…
December 01, 2016
DECEMBER 1, 2016 — The National Transportation Safety Board says that on December 13, it will open the docket for its investigation into the sinking of the U.S. flagged cargo ship El Faro. The Tote…
NOVEMBER 29, 2016 — A Malaysian court has handed down tough sentences to eight Indonesians convicted in the hijacking of an oil tanker in June 2015. Six were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and five…
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