Safety & Security
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…
JUNE 19, 2014 — After a spate of cargo theft tanker hijackings, the ICC Commercial Crime Services' International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning small tankers to maintain strict anti-piracy measures in the South China Sea.…
JUNE 6, 2014—The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has recognized Foss Maritime's commitment to safety by awarding 73 vessels for outstanding safety records. The 73 Foss vessels were recognized as 2013 Jones F. Devlin award…
JUNE 4, 2014 — Poole, U.K., headquartered Dryad Maritime Intelligence has issued an advisory following the latest report of a tanker hijacking in Southeast Asia. It says that the crime follows a pattern that has…
MAY 30, 2014 — Investigations by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore showed that human error and poor judgement of the situation was the main cause of three collision incidents resulting in oil spills…
MAY 29, 2014 — In an investigation report (M12L0147) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada found that fatigue and ineffective communication between the pilot and bridge team contributed to the grounding of the…
MAY 29, 2014 — Months after being freed by hijackers, the Liberian-registered Dynacom product tanker Kerala remains stuck in Luanda, Angola, with Angolan police preventing embarkation or disembarkation of any person without permission from their…
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