Safety & Security
The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the publication in the Federal Register of a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and…
Port state control authorities worldwide are planning a major crackdown to ensure ships are meeting structural safety and Load Line Convention requirements. Beginning September 1, a Concentrated Inspection Campaign  (CIC) will be mounted that will…
EU Navfor says that late on the morning of July 16, the owners of the MV JUBBA XX reported that the laden tanker had been pirated in the northern Indian Ocean, on itsr regular route…
Pirate attacks on the world's seas totaled 266 in the first six months of 2011, up from 196 incidents in the same period last year, according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime…
Armed robbers are climbing on board ships anchored in the vicinity of Barcelona City, Venezuela, under cover of darkness. There have been cases in which the crew has been gagged, threatened with high caliber weapons…
Eleven suspected pirates detained by the EU NAVFOR Spanish warship, ESPS CANARIAS on March 28, 2011 were today transferred to Seychellois legal authorities for prosecution. The suspected pirates were detained by the warship after they…
The Office of Naval Research has successfully demonstrated a weapon that could one day prove an effective means of disabling pirate attack skiffs.On April 6, the Office of Naval Research and its industry partner, Northrop…
Piracy at sea hit an all-time high in the first three months of 2011, with 142 attacks worldwide, according to the most recent global piracy report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime…
Ship operators need to ensure that they have an appropriate process in place to properly manage the level of crew fatigue according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).The advice is a result of the…
The latest vessel to be hijacked by pirates is  the 3,642 gt general cargo ship MV SUSAN K, managed by  Nimmrich & Prahm Bereederung of Leer, Ostfriesland. EU Navfor says it was pirated in the…
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