How sub-Sahara African countries deal with maritime crime
The new edition of Stable Seas Maritime Security Index is released, attempting to measure and map good maritime governance around sub-Saharan Africa. This edition covers 30 exclusive economic zones (EEZs) around sub-Saharan Africa from the mid-Atlantic to the Gulf of Aden.
Piracy on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean
In its recently-published annual piracy report, Oceans Beyond Piracy reported a total of 71 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Latin America and the Caribbean Sea throughout 2017, which represents a 163% increase over 2016. Most incidents occurred in territorial waters, with anchored yachts being the primary targets for attackers.
The human cost of piracy for 2017 in numbers
In its 2017 State of Maritime Piracy report, Oceans Beyond Piracy reports an overall increase in piracy incidents across the world's oceans. A total of 1102 seafarers were affected by piracy and armed robbery in East Africa and 100 crew members were taken hostage in West Africa, while a total of 1908 seafarers were affected in Asia and 854 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
5 Tips for effective ISO 45001 implementation
The new standard is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business, it is formed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same structure as other ISO management system standards
Technologies that will have big impact on the future of shipping
Do shipping organizations have digitalization initiatives currently underway? This article presents five technologies that have entered the shipping industry lately and they are about to reshape it in the years to come!
Loss prevention considerations towards a successful safety culture
In order to improve the effectiveness of loss prevention best practices, there is need for an organisation which ensures that their employees fully understand their roles and responsibilities.
Challenges toward BWM implementation
Interview with Kostas Stampedakis, Managing Director, ERMA FIRST, at Posidonia 2018.
Proper maintenance important for firefighting equipment efficiency
During an annual maintenance of CO2 fixed firefighting equipment on a vessel, in the emergency generator switchboard room, there was an unplanned and unexpected release of water.
Fire put out at oil storage tank in Singapore
A fire that erupted at an oil storage tank at Tankstore’s Pulau Busing terminal in Singapore has been extinguished, according to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The fire erupted at the scene in Tuesday night and was extinguished after approximately 6 hours of firefighting operations.
USCG uses interim final rule for fire extinguishers
The US Coast Guard will issue an interim final rule to apply changes to fire protection, detection, and extinguishing equipment standards concerning the inspected towing vessels. This rule does not change the number of extinguishers required and becomes effective from March 28, 2018.