Safety & Security

MAY 9, 2018 —Yesterday, the crew of the 210 ft U.S. Coast Guard cutter Resolute offloaded about 1 ton of marijuana in St. Petersburg, FL, worth an estimated $2.2 million street value. The contraband drug shipments were…
MAY 3, 2018 — Bulk carrier owners are warned to pay extra attention to the basics in a new report issued by the Swedish Club. The mutual insurer has found that for bulk carrier operators,…
APRIL 27, 2018 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published its report on a July 1, 2017 Dover Straits collision betwee two Hong Kong registered vessels, the bulk carrier Huayang Endeavour and the…
APRIL 25, 2018 — Statue Cruises, the official provider of ferry service to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island , was today presented with the prestigious Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award by U.S.…
APRIL 24, 2018 — Fiscal Year 2017 was a record drug-busting year for the U.S. Coast Guard. Working with its interagency partners, it seized 455,000 pounds (227.5 tons) of cocaine with a wholesale value estimated…
APRIL 16, 2018 — Israel based maritime cyber security specialist Naval Dome has confirmed it has signed a contract with Piraeus-based Stamco Ship Management to install its maritime cyber defense system aboard 55 Pure Car…
APRIL 12, 2018 — The first quarter of this year has seen fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asian waters than in the equivalent period last year. A total of 14…
APRIL 6, 2018 – Security specialist Dryad Maritime has issued an analysis of the April 3 attack on the Bahri tanker Abqaiq (see earlier story). According to Dryad, the initial report stated that the vessel…
APRIL 5, 2018 — An April 3 attack by Yemen's Houthi militia on a 303,000 dwt tanker owned by Saudi Arabian operator Bahri has attracted White House attention. A statement issued yesterday by the Press…
APRIL 3, 2018 — The U.S. Coast Guard's Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued a Safety Alert to inform operators of the role that the main propulsion lube oil system was found to have played…
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