Safety & Security
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…
MAY 15, 2014—The first of two highly advanced and powerful 108-foot-long fireboats under construction for the Port of Long Beach, CA, was recently dedicated at Foss Maritime's Seattle Shipyard. Named Fireboat 20, the fireboat was…
MAY 15, 2014 — A 40,000 dwt bulk carrier delivered April 24 by Chinese shipbuilder Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co was detained by the Coast Guard in Portland, OR, Tuesday. The 579 ft vessel…
MAY 10, 2014—STX Finland Oy’s Rauma Shipyard recently delivered the Turva, a 96-meter dual fuel offshore patrol vessel, to the Finnish Border Guard. The 96 meter by 17 meter wide Turva will be stationed in…
APRIL 30, 2014 — A toxicology report has found alcohol and heroin present in samples taken from the bodies of the two 44 year old former U.S. Navy SEALS, Mark Kennedy and Jeffrey Reynolds, who…
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