Safety & Security

JUNE 14, 2017 — A new crane hook, specially developed for launching inflated liferafts, has been introduced by Henriksen Hooks of Norway to meet a demand in the survival craft industry. The new hook is…
JUNE 13, 2017 — Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, mostly driven by the development of a more robust safety environment by shipowners, according to insurer Allianz Global Corporate &…
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…
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