Safety & Security
AUGUST 11, 2014 — Poole, U.K. headquartered Dryad Maritime is warning that an audacious open ocean ambush of a product tanker could be a "game changer" for Gulf of Guinea piracy. In the early hours…
AUGUST 11, 2014—The 210 ft U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dauntless recently returned to its homeport of Galveston, TX, following a two-month patrol interdicting narcotics and migrant traffic of of the coast of Haiti and a…
AUGUST 8, 2014 —  The U.S. Coast Guard yesterday issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin on Ebola virus precautions. It reminds vessel representatives that reports to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are…
AUGUST 4, 2014 — Three global shipping organizations today issued guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships' crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus. A spokesperson for the three organisations…
JULY 29, 2014 — Port State Control authorities are to launch a crackdown to ensure that watchkeepers are getting the hours of rest set by the STCW Convention. A Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) will be…
JULY 28, 2014 — Raytheon Anschütz, a leading manufacturer of Integrated Bridge Systems, has developed ShipGuard, a shipborne security solution that integrates the vessel's existing navigation systems, such as AIS and radar, with a suite…
JULY 25, 2014 — The latest half yearly report by the Piracy Reporting Center of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raises concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks…
JULY 23, 2014 — Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), Ulsan, South Korea has developed Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System (HiCASS) to ensure the safe and optimum navigation of the vessels. The system…
JULY 11, 2014 — The Madras High Court yesterday quashed the criminal case against all 35 crew members and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio, the ship used by U.S.-based maritime security firm AdvanFort…
JULY 10, 2014 — Poole, U.K., headquartered Dryad Maritime is warning of an increasing threat from Southeast Asia piracy following the release of its second quarter figures. These show that the area continues to experience…
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