Safety & Security
JANUARY 15, 2014 — Piracy at sea has reached its lowest levels in six years, with a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The chamber's…
JANUARY 14, 2014—Mariners thinking that a little recreational use of marijuana is just fine, could see their credentials go up in smoke. With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana,…
JANUARY 13, 2014 — A paper issued by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) draws on the international shipping industry's experience of Somali-based piracy from 2007 to 2013. ICS Secretary General Peter Hinchckiffe says "the…
JANUARY 8, 2014 — Indian authorities in the state of Tamil Nadhu continue to detain the 35 crew and security guards who were aboard the Seaman Guard Ohio which was seized October 12, 2013 on…
JANUARY 3, 2014 — The National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi has retrofitted the lifeboat hooks on four of its vessels well ahead of IMO regulations that would have allowed the company to…
JANUARY 2, 2014 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued two Marine Safety Alerts on deck and entanglement accidents. Following are the texts ATTENTION ON DECK! COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS According to…
DECEMBER 27, 2013 — The Times of India reports that a court in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadhu, granted bail yesterday to the 25 guards and 10 crew members of Seaman Guard Ohio who have been held…
DECEMBER 27, 2013 — The National Transportation Safety Board has published a Marine Accident Brief on the January 7, 2013 allision of the 752 ft tanker Overseas Reymar with the San Francisco‒Oakland Bay Bridge. The…
DECEMBER 9, 2013 — Two incidents today demonstrate that Somali pirates remain active and that, ultimately, action by embarked armed security teams may be all that can prevent an attack from becoming a hijacking. In…
DECEMBER 5, 2013—If you see a patrol boat operating in New York Harbor, there's a good chance that it was built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Over the years, the Somerset, MA, boatbuilder has built…
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