The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) reports that, to date, 16 states in the U.S. have begun vaccination programs for foreign-national crews of ships delivering goods to their ports. European countries are
Safety and Security
Iridium Communications Inc. reports that its partner Applied Satellite Technology (AST) has become the first authorized Iridium Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service provider for Liberian flagged vessels. The Liberian
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a waterway restriction to all vessel traffic on the Lower Mississippi River Tuesday near the I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tenn. The waterway restriction closes the river to
U.S. 5th Fleet has released video of a further incident of harassment of U.S. naval vessels by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN). In this incident, more than a dozen IRGCN
Leading seafarer welfare charities and shipping industry players have launched an emergency relief fund in order to support seafarers and their families devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic in India and other countries.
Maritime security and risk analysis specialist Dryad Global warns that an insurgency by a militant group in Mozambique poses a serious maritime security threat. Dryad reports that on March 24, the militant
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) continues to engage in potentially dangerous close approaches to U.S. vessels. Within weeks of the April 2 incident in which IRGCN vessels harassed two U.S.
The U.S. has filed a civil forfeiture suit against an oil products tanker, the M/T Courageous, currently held in Cambodia under a U.S. seizure warrant, issued under seal on April 2, 2020.
Frustrated by the lack of progress and slow pace of international efforts, ship management trade association InterManager says it will work separately to obtain COVID-19 vaccines to protect seafarers and keep international
Within 18 months of the launch of the innovative Hydropen drill and spray solution for fighting container fires, CMA CGM has installed it on 85 of its ships. While conventional firefighting solutions