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  • 8 October 2014

    One of the major problems faced by the maritime industry is the lack of skilled manpower both in ports and onboard vessels. Even for a maritime superpower like Denmark it is difficult to man Danish-flagged ships, Tuck Yew Lui, Singapore’s Minister of Transport, said this morning in opening remarks at the Danish Maritime Forum taking […]

  • 18 August 2006

    The HSS fast-ferry sailing between Northern Ireland and Scotland has had to return to Belfast because of a medical emergency. A passenger took ill on the 1220 BST sailing on Friday. A doctor on board the ship advised the captain that the patient needed to get off the vessel as quickly as possible.

  • 18 January 2010

    On 16 December, eighteen government agencies signed the covenant ‘Inspections on board ocean-going vessels’ in order to achieve better coordination of the work. It is a matter of reforming the supervision, leading to efficiency advantages and less hassle for the business community. Firstly, the covenant relates to the inspections in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The idea […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today, the Danish Maritime Authority published a report elucidating which administrative tasks are perceived as burdens by seafarers and Danish shipowners. The report is part of the Growth Plan for the Blue Denmark and highlights a desire to reduce the amount of paperwork. The report is based on three surveys focusing on the perception of […]

  • 3 November 2009

    The Transport, Public Works and Water Management Inspectorate (IVW) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are launching a themed inspection into container vessels on 2 November. The aim is to find out whether or not containers on board are well secured by the shipping companies. Recently, a ship lost nine containers off the coast of […]

  • 30 November 2010

    Over the last couple of days three vessels have reportedly managed to ward off pirates in the Indian Ocean by using anti-boarding methods such as evasive manoeuvres. On November 27 the product tanker D&K 1 find itself under attack from a group of pirates.

  • 25 June 2007

    Six Indonesians armed with parangs (machetes) and pistols sneaked on board a vessel and robbed eight crewmen of their belongings and cash, resulting in some RM25,000 worth of losses. The ship Mujur Samudra was docking near Pulau Lima here while on its way to Vietnam at 9.45pm on Saturday when eight Indonesians arrived on a […]

  • 10 April 2013

    Battery hybrid ships are believed to be an alternative energy system mix for the shipping of tomorrow. Recent results of a joint DNV and Grieg Star hybrid ship crane project show less than a year’s payback time and fuel savings of 30 % – and that you should get your battery on board sooner rather […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    An anchored heavy lift vessel was boarded by six robbers armed with machine guns and knives in the Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, according to data from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC). During the attack, which occurred on July 3, the robbers attacked the duty ordinary seaman causing injuries and took the second officer hostage. IMB PRC […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Stena Line partners with Hitachi Europe to implement AI technology on ships to reduce fuel consumption costs.

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    CMA CGM has teamed up with startup company Shone to embed artificial intelligence on board ships.

  • 5 October 2011

    Cyprus is preparing legislation that will allow armed guards to board merchant ships to protect the crew, vessel and cargo from pirate attacks. Details of the new law will be discussed at the “Maritime Cyprus 2011” conference in Limassol that started on Monday where some 700 delegates also debated on trade issues such as energy […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has released the Guideline for the Mandatory Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships.   The new guideline has been produced so as to facilitate enforcement of the revised Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships aimed at minimizing health hazards to seafarers along with minimizing risks to […]

  • 7 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    A Port of London Authority (PLA) pilot passed away following an accident while boarding the general cargo vessel Sunmi in Gravesend Reach. The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 5 around 6 pm local time, PLA confirmed. The Port of London Authority said that its teams on duty, the emergency services and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) “did all […]

  • 9 June 2016

    Two Ukrainian sailors have been found dead on board a Maltese-flagged ship that arrived for maintenance on Wednesday to Istanbul’s Desan shipyard. The two sailors, both reported to be in their mid-thirties, were found dead in their rooms, according to the ship’s captain, Turkish daily the Hurriyet writes citing a statement from the shipyard. In addition, […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Dutch House of Representatives is debating a bill on the introduction of private security guards on board merchant ships.

  • 26 October 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    MEPC 73 adopted today the ban on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil on board ships.

  • 20 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) welcomes the IMO’s progress on its revised guidance and recommendations for the use of privately contracted armed security on-board ships. Following last week’s Intersessional Maritime and Piracy Working Group, the IMO has released new guidance and recommendations on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel. SAMI […]

  • 23 April 2015

    Installation of panic buttons on board vessels transiting piracy-infested Malacca Strait and neighboring waters could be one of the steps that would enable navies to boost their efficiency in responding to pirate attacks, according to a Thai Navy admiral. Namely, by installing the panic buttons shipowners would enable crews to give out their exact location when sounding the alarm […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maersk Line welcomes call for an explicit ban on non-compliant fuel on board ships from 2020.

  • 18 July 2018

    ReCAAP: Number of Asian piracy and robbery incidents at its lowest in a 10-year reporting period.

  • 16 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Further interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships to counter Somali-based piracy has been approved by an IMO intersessional working group. The Intersessional Maritime Security and Piracy Working Group of the Maritime Safety Committee, which met at IMO Headquarters in London from 13 to 15 September 2011, […]