Safety & Security
MARCH 31, 2014 —  A tanker identified by GAC as the MT Album came under attack at 14.15 local time yesterday in the Strait of Hormuz at 26:24.4N – 056:41.8E, around 8nm ENE of Musandam…
MARCH 31, 2014 — Two maritime security guards have been detained since March 21 when they were waiting with Nigerian Government security in Warri, Nigeria, to embark the MV Crete to provide maritime risk management…
MARCH 31, 2014 — Vessels transiting the Suez Canal may find that passage is easier with the assistance of a few packs of Camels. Some Suez Canal employees haven't gotten the message about the dangers…
MARCH 26, 2014 — The Times of India reports that Madras high court's Madurai bench on Wednesday granted bail to 33 crew members of the anti-piracy ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, operated by Washington, D.C.,…
MARCH 25, 2014 — The Paris MOU Secretariat says that a crack down on cruise ships and other passenger vessels carried out in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident showed "reasonable overall compliance with…
MARCH 19, 2014 — Seattle headquartered Kvichak Marine Industries has delivered Astoria, a self-righting 75 ft 6 in all-aluminum pilot boat, to the Columbia River Bar Pilots (CRBP) of Astoria, OR.   Astoria is the…
MARCH 14, 2014 — Though last year saw some major losses, including that of the MOL Comfort, total shipping losses continued their downward trend with 94 losses reported worldwide in 2013, coming in below 100…
MARCH 7, 2014 — The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says that shipowners are being warned of a dangerous drainage system modification that contributed to the death of an engineer. The accident occurred on March 20,…
MARCH 7, 2014 — Poole, U.K., headquartered Dryad Maritime Intelligence says that it recently issued a special advisory warning all of its shipping clients on the increased threat of crew kidnap in the Gulf of…
MARCH 6, 2014 — In a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB Number: 05-14) dated yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate said: U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Officers will conduct unannounced examinations…
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