Safety & Security
OCTOBER 22, 2012 — The number of ships reporting attacks by Somali pirates has fallen this year to its lowest since 2009, says a report from the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB).…
OCTOBER 18, 2012—Pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea kidnapped seven crew members, including six Russians and one Estonian, when they boarded the Anchor Handling Tug Suppy (AHTS) vessel Bourbon Liberty…
OCTOBER 11, 2012 — Seattle-based Maritime Training Services, a producer of training videos, CBTs, and books, has released a new highlight reel featuring short clips from its new video training programs. The video includes scenes…
JULY 19, 2012 —The Coast Guard is coordinating the response to a sunken dredge and capsized tugboat in lower Lake Huron. A reported 500-foot sheen has not expanded. The Coast Guard was notified that at…
JUNE 29, 2012 — A U.K. court has been told that British marine surveyor David Mockett was killed by a bomb blast in Yemen on July 20 last year after he had doubts that an…
JUNE 26, 2012 — The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council (ECC) report that the cruise industry has adopted two new safety policies. The policies result from the Cruise Industry Operational…
JUNE 22, 2012 — Last year, at least 3,863 seafarers were fired upon by Somali pirates armed with assault rifles and rocket propelled grenades according to an updated report on the impact of piracy on…
JUNE 3, 2012 — Port state control agencies in 43 countries are to crack down on ships' compliance with international fire safety requirements. Countries covered by the Paris and Tokyo MOUs are to launch a…
MAY 29, 2012 - IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has agreed recommended interim measures aimed at enhancing passenger ship in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident in January, The MSC agreed the recommendations when…
MAY 25, 2012—The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently concluded that the probable cause of a loss of propulsion control of a Staten Island Ferry two years ago was the failure of a solenoid.…
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