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Mideast Tensions Create Insurance Headache for Tanker Owners

Jan 09, 2020

Even as the United States and Iran appear to signal a keenness to avoid further conflict, oil and gas shipowners are bracing to pay a price for the war of words that culminated in rocket strikes in Iraq over the last week - higher insurance bills…

Containership Grounds in the Bosphorus Strait

Jan 02, 2020

A foreign cargo ship ran aground in Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on Friday, requiring a rescue operation and prompting authorities to temporarily close the picturesque and crowded waterway running through Turkey's largest city.There were no injuries or casualties…

US Box Ship Rescues Iranian Mariners

Dec 23, 2019

A U.S.-flagged merchant vessel Maersk Kinloss rescued three Iranian mariners who had been stranded at sea for several weeks.The Maersk company informed U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) of the December 18 rescue.The stranded mariners were transferred to the Omani coast guard…

Dead Monkey Found in a Shipping Container

Dec 23, 2019

A dead monkey was found in a shipping container in Whāngārei, New Zealand this month.A staff member at BBS Timbers discovered the dehydrated monkey body squeezed between sawn timber packs upon opening the fumigated container, which had arrived from Guyana…

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Intros Safety’N’Mind

Dec 19, 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has created a digital safety training mobile app developed to streamline safety refresher training courses for offshore wind turbine technicians, which has been accredited by the Global Wind Organization (GWO).Industry-first Safety’N’Mind is designed as a digital…

Asia Reports 8 Piracy Incidents in November

Dec 11, 2019

A total of eight incidents of armed robbery were reported against ships in Asia in November 2019, according to ReCAAP ISC monthly piracy report.ReCAAP said of the eight incidents reported in November 2019, five incidents, comprising four actual incidents and one attempted incident…

Damen Collaborative Project on SAR

Nov 14, 2019

Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate Damen Shipyards Group, in collaboration with the compatriot high tech company Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean, has trialed a new approach to Search and Rescue (SAR) in the North Sea.The collaboration involved qualification…

SOLAS Training in S. America

Nov 05, 2019

International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s most important ship safety treaty – SOLAS – provides for safe merchant shipping, covering a wide variety of topics, from ship construction to fire protection, to life-saving appliances and cargo carriage…

50 States Sign Fishing Vessel Safety Declaration

Oct 23, 2019

A global regime to create much-needed safety standards for fishing vessels has moved a significant step closer following the International Maritime Organization (IMO)-led international Ministerial Conference, organized in conjunction with Spain…

Gulf of Guinea Remains Piracy Hotspot

Oct 15, 2019

The Gulf of Guinea remains a high risk area  for piracy and armed robbery, according to the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the third quarter of 2019. The region accounts for 86% of crew taken hostage and nearly 82% of crew kidnappings globally…

CSL to Build Marine Ambulance Boats

Sep 23, 2019

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India, announced the Keel Laying ceremony of Marine Ambulance boats being built for the Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala.Mrs. J Mercykutty Amma…

CBP Finds Destructive Moth Eggs in Ships

Sep 12, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists intercepted 146 destructive Asian Gypsy Moth egg masses on four ships recently in the port of Baltimore.Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is one of the most destructive insect pests in the world…

IMO Course on Safe Handling of Cargoes

Sep 09, 2019

The safety of ships carrying bulk cargoes depends on proper implementation of International Maritime Organization (IMO)  rules - and training is crucial.A new IMO Model Course on Safe Handling and Transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes is expected…

Singapore Improves Maritime Safety

Aug 29, 2019

The number of major incidents in the Port of Singapore has dropped over the last 10 years, with fewer than 0.12 major incidents per 100,000 vessel movements in 2018, down from 0.8 in 2009.Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health…

BC Ferries Endorses BC Safety Charter

Aug 29, 2019

British Columbia Ferry Services (BC Ferries) informed that its President & CEO Mark Collins is the latest executive to join the BC Safety Charter, a move that highlights the company’s commitment to improving and promoting workplace safety.The…

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