Safety & Security
MARCH 25, 2014 — The Paris MOU Secretariat says that a crack down on cruise ships and other passenger vessels carried out in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident showed "reasonable overall compliance with…
MARCH 19, 2014 — Seattle headquartered Kvichak Marine Industries has delivered Astoria, a self-righting 75 ft 6 in all-aluminum pilot boat, to the Columbia River Bar Pilots (CRBP) of Astoria, OR.   Astoria is the…
MARCH 14, 2014 — Though last year saw some major losses, including that of the MOL Comfort, total shipping losses continued their downward trend with 94 losses reported worldwide in 2013, coming in below 100…
MARCH 7, 2014 — The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says that shipowners are being warned of a dangerous drainage system modification that contributed to the death of an engineer. The accident occurred on March 20,…
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…
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