Safety & Security
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.…
JANUARY 21, 2014 — Though the suspected pirates have now been caught, the main lesson from the first Somali pirate attack of the year is that private armed security teams prevent hijackings. The attack occurred…
JANUARY 15, 2014 — Piracy at sea has reached its lowest levels in six years, with a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The chamber's…
JANUARY 14, 2014—Mariners thinking that a little recreational use of marijuana is just fine, could see their credentials go up in smoke. With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana,…
JANUARY 13, 2014 — A paper issued by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) draws on the international shipping industry's experience of Somali-based piracy from 2007 to 2013. ICS Secretary General Peter Hinchckiffe says "the…
JANUARY 8, 2014 — Indian authorities in the state of Tamil Nadhu continue to detain the 35 crew and security guards who were aboard the Seaman Guard Ohio which was seized October 12, 2013 on…
JANUARY 3, 2014 — The National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi has retrofitted the lifeboat hooks on four of its vessels well ahead of IMO regulations that would have allowed the company to…
JANUARY 2, 2014 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued two Marine Safety Alerts on deck and entanglement accidents. Following are the texts ATTENTION ON DECK! COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS According to…
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