Safety & Security
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.…
May 24, 2012 —Shipowners from all over Asia gathered to form a massive human SOS as a demonstration of their support for the international SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign. The shipowners meetings this week in Australia for…
May 22, 2012 — Capt. Eric Christensen, chief, Commercial Vessel Compliance at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters has sounded what he calls a "high-level alarm for detentions of U.S.-flag vessels." Coast Guard analysis of recent actions…
Early May 15, following a decision taken in March by the Council of the European Union to allow the EU Naval Force to take disruption action against known pirate supplies on the shore, EU forces…
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 45th Committee meeting in Riga, Latvia, May 7 - 11, 2012. Perhaps not surprisingly, given the impact of the Costa Concordia tragedy,…
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