Category archives: Security/Safety

Costa Concordia investigation report published

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) released the English translation of its report on the safety technical investigation into the marine casualty on January 13, 2012 involving the ...

Shipowners and unions raise concern at casualty reporting failures

Shipowners and seafarers' unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS ...

MSC Flaminia enters port of Constanza for further investigation

After six weeks of waiting at Constanza/Romania, MSC FLAMINIA put into the port of Constanza at 6.00pm on May 17, 2013. There, fire fighting experts of the cargo ...

Cruise industry adopts Passenger Bill of Rights

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that its Board of Directors approved the adoption of a "Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights" detailin CLIA members' commitment to the safety, comfort ...

Interactive Particularly Sensitive Sea Area display launched at IMO

A new interactive display on Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA) has been launched at IMO Headquarters and online at pssa.imo.org/.  

A PSSA is an area that needs special ...

EU to provide over €37 million to fight piracy in Eastern and Southern Africa

The EU will provide some €37 million to strengthen the fight against piracy in several Eastern and Southern African countries through support for the Programme to promote Regional Maritime Security ...

A bunkering deal gone awry in Singapore

The bunkering industry in Singapore is a lucrative business with more than 65,000 bunkering operations taking place here every year. In 2012, Singapore was the world's top bunkering ...

Crew of City of Xiamen freed in Nigeria

Sunship Schiffahrtskontor KG confirms that the all of its five crew members who were abducted during the boarding of the City of Xiamen off the coast of Nigeria, on 26 ...

EU Navfor Commander warns Somali pirate threat not over

The Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, has issued a renewed warning that Somali pirates are still determined to get out to sea and, if ...

Tighter discharge regulations should reduce damage to the marine environment

Recent amendments to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) have created a tougher regime for shippers and crews over discharges into the ...

Traffic resumes hollowing Port of Genoa accident

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that commercial and passenger traffic has resumed at the Port of Genoa, Italy, following the tragic Jolly ...

Leading container lines reinitiate piracy meetings to keep focus on piracy

CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd representing 40 percent of the world container shipping industry have met to discuss the piracy threat towards international shipping. The meeting ...

Seamen released after two years in Somalia

After more than 2 years of captivity, the six seamen, who were kidnapped by Somali pirates in connection with the seizure of the Danish coaster M/V Leopard in January ...

Cargo ships collide off south-west Greece, two dead

Two seafarers drowned and eight are still missing after two cargo ships collided off south-western Greece early on Monday, the Greek coastguard said. The unharmed 16-man Consouth crew recovered two ...

Hansa Marburg attacked by pirates off Equatorial Guinea

Leonhardt & Blumberg, operators of the 23,416 dwt container ship "HANSA MARBURG” regret to confirm that the vessel was attacked by criminal gangs some 130 miles south west of the ...

London P&I Club reports negative findings on enclosed space entry

The London P&I Club has noted that reports generated during the club's ship inspection programme show an increase in negative findings in relation to enclosed space entry on ...

Shipping accidents frequent but avoidable

Shipping accidents are more frequent than is widely believed but most of these accidents are preventable according to a new ATSB maritime safety report released today. The report analyses the ...

Shipowners and unions raise concern at casualty reporting failures

Shipowners and seafarers' unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS ...

North P&I Club flags up break-bulk cargo stowage problems

The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club has experienced an increase in claims arising from poor stowage and securing of break bulk cargoes, particularly on ships departing ...

IMB advises continued vigilance as maritime piracy attacks decline

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships recorded a total of 66 incidents worldwide in the ...

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