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Global Piracy Up in 2018, Gulf of Guinea Leads

Jan 16, 2019

Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals.Worldwide…

Crew Evacuates from Burning Box Ship off Canada

Jan 07, 2019

The German shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Sunday it had evacuated the crew from its container ship, the Yantian Express, off Canada's east coast after a fire spread.'Due to bad weather conditions, the fire has not been successfully contained…

Dutch Authorities Demand Clean-Up Costs From MSC Line

Jan 04, 2019

Dutch authorities will hold Swiss shipping line MSC liable for the cost of cleaning up debris from more than 270 cargo containers that fell off one of its vessels and washed up on shore, officials said on Friday.The Dutch coastguard said a criminal…

Coast Guard Proposes Annual Great Lakes Pilotage Increase

Dec 31, 2018

“When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.” – H.L. Mencken, American journalist and essayist, 1880-1956.This report is about Great Lakes pilotage rates. It’s all about the money. In fact, it’s hard to find someone who even suggests that it’s not about the money…

Seafarer Survives Six Days in the Sea After Ship Sinks

Dec 18, 2018

A seafarer has survived six days in the open sea after the ship he was on sank in the Bali Strait.Indonesian Nahum Naibahas, 26, known as Riski, was on board the Multi Prima, which sank when it was hit by two-meter high waves on 22 November…

Tanzania: Captain Sentenced to 20 for Possession of Shark Fins

Dec 16, 2018

The captain of the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel Buah Naga 1 Captain Han Ming Chuan, a Taiwanese national, has pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of Shark Fins in a plea agreement with Tanzanian Prosecutors.The vessel was…

Interview: Shuichi Iwanami, Commandant, Japan Coast Guard

Dec 05, 2018

As the Japan Coast Guard celebrates its 70th anniversary, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News offers insights on the current status and future direction of the JCG courtesy of an interview with Shuichi Iwanami, Commandant, Japan Coast Guard…

Fifteen Reported Dead in Migrant Boat off Libya

Dec 04, 2018

Fifteen migrants have died in a boat off the Libyan coast after spending 12 days at sea without food or water, an Egyptian survivor said on Tuesday.Only 10 migrants from the capsized boat survived, all of whom were suffering from severe dehydration…

Pirate Attack Averted off East Coast of Somalia

Oct 29, 2018

Due to the application of BMP protection measures by the Master, his crew and the private security team, the piracy attack was thwarted and the crew and vessel remained safe.The Master had already evacuated the crew to the citadel when the embarked Armed Security Team (PAST) responded to the attack…

MCA to Increase Fees

Oct 22, 2018

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is to increase its fees for the first time in over ten years – giving it the flexibility to invest further in the services it provides to the maritime sector.From November 13, 2018, the Maritime & Coastguard…

U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook released

Oct 12, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl L. Schultz has issued the Coast Guard's 40-paged document that outlines their 'VISION for Enabling Maritime Commerce.' He introduces the new paper in an open letter to industry, as shown below:America is a maritime Nation…

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Holds Ferry Emergency Drill

Sep 20, 2018

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) conducted a ferry emergency exercise  to test the readiness of various agencies in responding to ferry mishaps in the Port of Singapore.More than 100 personnel from ten organisations (Annex) took part in the exercise at sea near Kukor Buoy…

Virginia Ports See Limited Impact from Hurricane Florence

Sep 14, 2018

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads has reopened the ports in Virginia, which saw limited impacts after Hurricane Florence made landfall as a category 1 storm on Friday morning.“Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads is coordinating…

Navy, Coast Guard Assets Repositioned as Florence Threatens

Sep 13, 2018

Preparations underway all along the Eastern Seaboard. As Hurricane Florence threatens a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are taking no chances as the dangerous storm advances westward. As that happens, most Navy ships are departing ports in Virginia…

NC Ports Hurricane Florence Notice - Update #5

Sep 12, 2018

The North Carolina State Ports Authority continues to closely monitor Hurricane Florence. The Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City are currently at Condition Zulu and closed to all vessel traffic.NC State Ports Authority continues…

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Hong Kong Fire Service gets new Emergency Boat

Hong Kong Fire Service gets new Emergency Boat

Africa’s Mining Industry Providing Opportunities for Bulk Shipping

Africa’s Mining Industry Providing Opportunities for Bulk Shipping

Saudi Global Ports Adds New Cranes

Saudi Global Ports Adds New Cranes

DP World Romania Doubles Container Shipping Capacity in Black Sea Port

DP World Romania Doubles Container Shipping Capacity in Black Sea Port

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