Safety & Security

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 — At least some of the crew and armed guards of the antipiracy ship Seaman Guard Ohio, operated by privately-owned, U.S. headquartered AdvanFort, are now being released from Indian prisons after the…
NOVEMBER 27, 2017 — The Times of India reports that the Madurai bench of the Madras high court today acquitted all 35 crew members and guards of the anti-piracy ship Seaman Guard Ohio of all…
NOVEMBER 20, 2017 — In a reminder that Somali piracy remains a very real threat, EU Navfor Somalia reported yesterday that its flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, had apprehended six suspected pirates and…
NOVEMBER 17, 2017 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued the report on the July 14, 2016 engine room fire aboard a 1958-built Luhr Bros towing vessel in which two crew members were severely…
NOVEMBER 17, 2017 — Marking a key stage in upgrading the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), satellite communications provider Inmarsat has launched a new service for Maritime Safety Information Providers (MSIPs) called SafetyNET…
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…
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