On Saturday 9th June 2018, the Captain and crewmembers of the Wallem-managed vessel the ‘KSL Seoul’ rescued six fishermen after their boat was involved in an accident and it was capsized. ‘KSL Seoul’ was sailing through the Mindoro Strait heading to Port Walcott in West Australia when they spotted the capsized fishing boat,
National Geographic Society announced the winners of the Marine Protection Prize. The Prize awards innovative solutions and technologies that protect and sustain fisheries in coastal communities. The winners are Paul Ferber of Marine Conservation Cambodia, Badr Idrissi of ATLAN Space and Melissa Garren of Pelagic Data Systems.
The International Marine Registry of Belize stripped the Damanzaihao of its flag, after request of Sea Shepherd Legal, for failing to appropriately complete its vessel registration materials and notify Belize of its record of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. The move makes the vessel stateless.
The Environmental Justice Foundation and NGO Hen Mpoano launched a new film highlighting an illegal fishing practice in Ghana. Marking the first ever International Day for the fight against IUU fishing, the film premiered on 5 June in Ghana to demonstrate the destructive and illegal practice known locally as ‘saiko’.
UK MAIB analyzed the flooding of a fishing vessel while underway and the rescue of its two crew by an RNLI lifeboat. The investigation revealed that the weight and location of the fish catch can significantly affect the vessel’s stability. The fishermen were uninjured and the actions of the RNLI crew prevented the potter sinking.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes an incident where a fishing vessel caught fire. Flames broke out in the wheelhouse through a cable penetration in the deck, while an explosion blew out the wheelhouse windows and blew off the roof. It is possible that a leak allowed petrol into the vessel’s bilge .
The US Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of five Mexican fishermen onboard engaged in illegal fishing. One lancha boat, with fishing gear onboard, was seized. The Mexican fishermen were detained and transferred to border enforcement agents for processing.
Two Honolulu-based fishing companies, along with the company managers and vessel operators, have agreed to implement operational improvements and other compliance measures and pay civil penalties over numerous discharges of oily bilge waste from the commercial fishing vessels ‘Triple Dragon’ and ‘Capt. Millions III’.
The UK MAIB issued a report on the flooding and foundering of the UK-flagged trawler ‘Ocean Way’, off Scotland, in March 2017. The investigation highlighted the danger that can be caused by the lack of bilge suctions in watertight compartments, as well as issues on MCA guidance for fishing vessel crews in emergency situations.
On Monday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit by farmers and fishermen in western India against the World Bank’s International Finance Corp, which provided $450 million in loans for a coal-fired plant near Mundra, in Gujarat, that they blame for damaging the environment and their livelihoods.
New marine simulator centre considered key to UK Maritime 205023/05/2019
- Women in shipping
Women in leadership roles boost company performance, says new report23/05/2019
Understanding Fatigue: Why we get tired and what can we do about it?23/05/2019
Draft amendments on Steel Ships Guidance23/05/2019
- Loss Prevention
Preventing wet damage on cargo23/05/2019
E-ferry leads the way of electrification in ferry passenger sector23/05/2019
Remotely operated line catcher prototype to be tested23/05/2019
- Maritime Knowledge
Safety Management: Evaluating a Crew Resource Management training23/05/2019
UN cuts economic growth forecast due to trade tensions23/05/2019
BPA discusses bulk and inland shipping23/05/2019