PODCAST: Jones Walker talks COVID-19 litigation

In this edition of Listen Up!, we talk with Ford Wogan and Sara Kuebel of law firm Jones Walker to explore COVID-19’s impact on maritime litigation. Wogan and Kuebel explain what the

Floating Crew Facilitation Center part of new Singapore crew change procedures

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is taking enhanced measures to further secure safe port operations and facilitate crew change. Among the added precautionary measures for ships calling at Singapore

Ricardo delivers its first virtual remote IMO Tier III certification testing

With COVID-19 travel restrictions and associated measures in place, global engineering and technical consultancy Ricardo plc has implemented a virtual certification test service that enables it to offer customers in the marine

TIMCO Industries introduces Temperature Entry Access System

With maritime companies looking to include temperature scanning among the access protocols for vessels, shipyards and other facilities, New Albany, Ind., based TIMCO Industries has introduced a new Temperature Entry Access System

ICS: Failures to follow protocols threaten crew change progress

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is warning that some seafarers and manning agencies are failing to adhere to crew change protocols and are putting a risk whatever gains the industry has

Legislation seeks financial aid for maritime in national emergencies

The Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) yesterday introduced

Maine Maritime to reopen campus

Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan said today that the college will reopen its Castine, Me., campus, holding in-person courses beginning August 31. He said that college faculty and staff had

Self-quarantine crucial for Singapore crew changes

GAC Singapore reports that after a signing-on crew member was found positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Singapore, the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) had to muster significant resources to trace travelers

Seaspan completes successful remote DoC audit with DNV GL

In another example of how remote techniques are helping the maritime industry cope with COVID-19 related restrictions, Seaspan Corporation, the world’s largest container tonnage provider, has become the latest vessel owner to

BV completes Singapore’s first remote harbor tug survey

Bureau Veritas Marine Singapore has successfully completed the first fully accredited annual survey of a Singapore registered harbor tug conducted remotely, without a surveyor physically present onboard the vessel. The survey was