Safety & Security
MARCH 7, 2014 — Poole, U.K., headquartered Dryad Maritime Intelligence says that it recently issued a special advisory warning all of its shipping clients on the increased threat of crew kidnap in the Gulf of…
MARCH 6, 2014 — In a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB Number: 05-14) dated yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate said: U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Officers will conduct unannounced examinations…
FEBRUARY 26, 2014 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch is investigating last month's fire and subsequent foundering of a 14 m wind farm support catamaran, ECC Topaz. At this stage in the investigation, says…
FEBRUARY 25, 2014 — The Seychelles Police said in a statement released today that samples taken in the autopsies of the two counter-piracy security guards found dead on the Maersk Alabama last week have been…
FEBRUARY 25, 2014 — A U.S. maritime union is protesting the Indian government's treatment of the 35 crew and security guards who were aboard the Seaman Guard Ohio which was seized October 12, 2013. The…
FEBRUARY 21, 2014 — Traces of narcotics and hypodermic needles were found with the bodies of the two security guards discovered dead on Maersk Alabama, CNN reports, citing a  Seychelles government official, who spoke on…
FEBRUARY 20, 2014 —Two 44 year old former U.S. Navy SEALS were found dead in a cabin on Maersk Alabama February 18. The men were employed by Trident Group, Virginia Beach,VA, which supplies security guard…
FEBRUARY 17, 2014 — Fire from armed guards aboard the 3,527 dwt RO/RO cargo vessel Andrea successfully deterred a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia last week. According to a NATO alert, the attack…
JANUARY 28, 2014—It's rare that a U.S. shipyard builds for export, but that is just what Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation is doing. The Somerset, MA, shipyard recently delivered the first of six Chesapeake Class pilot…
JANUARY 27, 2014 — Athens headquartered Dynacom Tankers Management has regained communications with the 74,999 dwt, Liberian flagged M/T Kerala and reports that the ship was, as had been feared, hijacked at Angola, Luanda Anchorage.…
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