Safety & Security

JUNE 8, 2017 — A port state control inspection campaign on compliance with the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 has produced a satisfactory overall result, according to Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MOU…
JUNE 7, 2017 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued a safety alert addressing yet another fuel spray fire onboard a commercial vessel, noting that these types of incidents, involving fuel…
JUNE 6, 2017 — Anatomy of an Accident, a new publication from The Swedish Club, provides a unique insight into the huge coordinated exercise that surrounds a serious vessel casualty. Illustrating just how easily an…
JUNE 6, 2017 — The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the 1999-built, Papua New Guinea-flagged, 6,225 dwt cargo ship Kiunga Chief from entering or using Australian ports for three months after the ship…
MAY 22, 2017 — Transport Canada has issued a ship safety bulletin intended to make the marine community aware of the rules and regulations that apply to Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Drones are…
MAY 5, 2017 — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating multiple laser strikes during the past month aimed at commercial vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay. Four incidences occurred early Wednesday morning between midnight and 3…
MAY 2, 2017 – Pirate networks responsible for the original Somali piracy crisis have sustained themselves through small-scale attacks and involvement in an array of maritime crimes, according to Oceans Beyond Piracy's annual State of…
APRIL 26, 2017 — A pirate involved in what will probably rank as the dumbest act of piracy ever has been sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for engaging in piracy and committing…
APRIL 26, 2017 — The National Transport Marine Safety Board has issued a Marine Accident Brief on the March 26 allision of a 739 ft Panama-flagged bulk carrier with the Louisiana Sugar Refinery near Gramercy,…
APRIL 24, 2017 — Several recent incidents show that Somali pirates are active again and are showing no hesitation in firing on merchant vessels. EU NAVFOR reports that late on Saturday evening, during a European…
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