Safety & Security

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 — The U.K.Maritime and Coastguard agency reports that a former captain and marine pilot have each been given four months suspended sentences after pleading guilty to offenses in connection with the December…
NOVEMBER 2, 2017 — As the winter fishing season gets underway across Alaska, the Coast Guard is reminding operators of commercial fishing vessel operators to be aware of the dangers of icing and vessel stability…
NOVEMBER 1, 2017 — The U.S. Navy today released a report detailing the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and the ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan…
OCTOBER 31, 2017 — Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has developed a mariner safety education system that uses virtual reality (VR) technology created by Tsumiki Seisaku Co., Ltd. It uses easily-portable VR goggles, enabling seafarers…
OCTOBER 30, 2017 — The Gulf of Guinea remains a piracy hot spot. The latest quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau notes that a total of 20 reports of attacks against all vessel types…
OCTOBER 27, 2017 — Satellite communications giant Inmarsat has responded to an advisory issued yesterday by a cyber security specialist that document vulnerabilities uncovered by the firm's white hat hackers. They affect the Amos Connect…
OCTOBER 26, 2017 — With ever larger containerships entering the world fleet, the U.K. Marine Accident InvestigatIon Branch (MAIB) has issued a report that deserves close attention. It covers the August 22, 2016 grounding of…
OCTOBER 20, 2017 — One person is dead and another person remains missing after a fire on an oil barge that broke out at approximately 4:35 AM this morning and was followed by an explosion.…
OCTOBER 20, 2017 — A U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report into the December 3 2016 grounding of the 4,950 dwt Spanish-flag bulker Muros off the U.K. east coast is raising more questions about…
OCTOBER 18, 2017 — The captain of a Dutch motor vessel that ran aground at Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland, has been fined £1,000 (about $1,320) at Armagh Magistrate's Court after pleading guilty to failing to…
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