Category archives: Security/Safety

EU NAVFOR confirms VLCC safe after Somali pirates attack

Boskalis awarded contract for removal of the Concordia onboard the Dockwise Vanguard

Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract to load and transport the Concordia wreck from Isola del Giglio onboard the Dockwise Vanguard ...

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy

Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, has expressed his deep shock at the heavy loss of life in the incident off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week ...

Two box ships collide off western Japanese island

Two box ships collided in waters off the western Japanese island of Shikoku late Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reports.

The vessels involved in the accident are a 50,686-dwt containership ...

London P&I Club warns on need for ECDIS training

The London P&I Club says the timetable for the mandatory implementation of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) is advancing and that owners must take account of the ...

Five crewmen dead after ship collision off Japan

Five crewmwn have been confirmed dead after their cargo ship Eifuku Maru No. 18 collided with another cargo ship off southeastern Japan.

Coastguards found five bodies inside the Eifuku Maru ...

IACS Chairman calls for evidence-based assessment of ship efficiency

IACS Chairman, Mr Cazzulo, speaking at the IMO WORLD MARITIME DAY SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, noted that IMO had recently supported in principle an IACS proposal for establishing ...

InterManager AGM pledges to focus on seafarers

InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has pledged to put ‘people’ at the centre of its focus over the next year.

Addressing this year’s Annual ...

Costa Concordia upright

The parbuckling operation has been successfully completed. The wreck is now upright and resting safely on the specially built artificial sea bed, at a depth of approximately 30 meters. The ...

Security recommendations following Suez Canal attack released

In light of the recent shipping vessel attack on the Suez Canal, Nexus Consulting is announcing the release of recommendations for merchant vessels traveling through the canal.

The Suez Canal ...

Launch of Maritime Security handbook: coping with piracy

The Nautical Institute has launched Maritime Security handbook: coping with piracy, which focuses on the people who have to cope with piracy – seafarers, shore-based staff and those working in the ...

Shipping management plan for North East available for public comment

The Australian Government has released its plan for managing shipping traffic ahead of projected increases in the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait and Coral Sea and is beginning public consultation ...

ECSA calls for extension of the EU NAVFOR ATALANTA mandate and concrete EU action in West Africa

The ECSA Piracy Task Force met in June and agreed on the need for continued efforts to address the problem of piracy along the coasts of East and West Africa ...

NYK vessel rescues family in distress

On July 21, Forest Venus, an NYK-operated wood-chip carrier, rescued a family of five adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Forest Venus had departed from the port of Hachinohe in Aomori ...

Search and rescue operation for capsized barge

Search and rescue (SAR) operations for 8 missing crew members of the capsized Mongolian-flagged barge Guo Liang 677 continued. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

has been co-ordinating ...

Barge capsizes off Singapore, 8 crew missing

Search and rescue (SAR) operations for 8 missing crew members of the capsized Mongolian-flagged barge Guo Liang 677 continued today. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been ...

Five ships under detention in the UK during June 2013.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that five foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2013 after failing a Port State Control ( PSC) inspection. Latest ...

Fire onboard MV Hansa Brandenburg under control

Shipmanagement Company Leonhardt & Blumberg report that her container vessel MV "HANSA BRANDENBURG” is currently being towed to Mauritius after salvors have successfully been able to make a towing connection on ...

EU NAVFOR helicopter overflies MV Albedo and FV Naham 3

Last week EU Naval Force confirmed that the Malaysian flagged Motor Vessel, MV Albedo, held by armed pirates in an anchorage close to the Somali coast since November 2010, had ...

IMO announces winners of 2013 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The 2013 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will be awarded to two rescue swimmers from the United States of America, for saving the lives of 14 crew members ...

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