Safety & Security

AUGUST 24, 2015 — A Maersk containership and a Navig8 tanker were among six vessels involved in a string of piracy incidents August 21 and 22. According to the Singapore based ReCAAP Information Sharing Center,…
AUGUST 13, 2015—Austal USA has delivered the USS Jackson (LCS 6), the first LCS ship built by Austal as the prime contractor as part of a 10-ship, $3.5 billion block-buy contract. It was the third…
AUGUST 12, 2015—An investigative report by The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said a miscommunication between a pilot boat and a small passenger vessel last August in Saint John, New Brunswick, contributed to the…
AUGUST 11, 2015—With a high rate of hijackings in Southeast Asia, small tanker operators will continue to face a security threat amid a high demand for illicit oil, together and a well-established black market, according…
AUGUST 10, 2015—Today, the U.S. Coast Guard is expected to announce in San Diego, CA, record drug seizure rates as the crew of the Cutter Stratton offloads more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01…
AUGUST 10, 2015—The first UN aid ship to arrive in war-torn Yemen in more than four months docked in the oil port of Al-Bariqa in the city of Aden on July 22 loaded with 7,000…
AUGUST 7, 2015—The U.S. Coast Guard reports that it made it largest semi-submersible vessel drug bust yet on July 18, seizing more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast…
JULY 29, 2015 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that alcohol was a factor in two separate fatalities, involving the same workboat, within less than five months On August 13, 2014, the master…
JULY 27, 2015 — There was tight security as trial convoys of ships in both directions passed through the expanded Suez Canal for the first time on Saturday, July 25. The canal has been widened…
JULY 27, 2015 — Around 10,000 ships will be inspected in a new CIC (concentrated inspection campaign) aimed at ensuring that effective procedures and measures are in place to safeguard seafarers when entering and working…
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