Safety & Security

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…
JULY 22, 2015 — A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says that hijackings of small coastal tankers in Southeast Asia are now averaging one attack every two…
JUNE 29, 2015 — Though one passenger reportedly said the experience was "like being on the Titanic," video shows that a collision between the elderly cruise ship Celestyal Crystal and a 38,734 dwt Scorpio Tankers…
JUNE 26, 2015 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on the June 8, 2014 sinking of the tank barge Nash, which was under tow, along with barge Kenny by the towing…
JUNE 9, 2015 —If crew are not familiar with the measures necessary to prepare and operate a vessel's sea water cooling system when navigating in ice, there is a risk that the main engine will…
MAY 21, 2015 — As the Mediterranean migrant crisis mounts, the Chief Security Officer of an Estonian-based maritime security firm is saying that only those commercial ships operating with security personnel onboard should assist in…
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