Safety & Security
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…
JULY 8, 2013 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety alert on passenger vessel stairway hazards during docking and undocking. Falls in stairways caused serious injury in the January 9, 2013, allision…
JULY 8, 2014 — Modern weather routing techniques have made facing heavy weather considerably less hazardous. Still, such techniques are not a cure-all and a new report from The Swedish Club published today, Heavy Weather,…
JULY 3, 2014—Vigor Fab, Seattle, WA, has signed a contract to build a 88 ft x 25 ft x 14 ft fireboat for the San Francisco Fire Department. “We’ve been aggressively ramping up our ability…
JUNE 26, 2014 — Recent hijackings of coastal product tankers in South East Asia for the theft of their cargoes mark a diversification of a long standing threat rather than a new trend, says Danish…
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