As 2018 marks 70 years since the IMO Convention entered into force, the IMO issued a short animated film showing how the organization has developed mandatory international regulations covering almost every aspect of shipping: safety, environmental protection, search and rescue, security, Arctic routes and many others.
Solent University in Southampton is carrying out a year-long project examining seafarers’ welfare which focuses on mentoring seafarers. The Mentoring Seafarers’ Project is looking at what the industry is offering in terms of mentoring provision, highlighting how it can help to combat issues faced at sea in order to improve the wellbeing of seafarers.
A huge iceberg has come dangerously close to the village Innaarsuit in Greenland. As local media reported, a partial evacuation is taking place in case the iceberg splits. As of now, the iceberg has not moved. Despite fact that locals are used to icebergs, the say that they have never seen anything like this.
A year after Gabon’s President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, declared the creation of nine new national marine parks and 11 new aquatic reserves, Sea Shepherd now announced the launch, in partnership with the government, of the Operation Albacore III, its third campaign to tackle illegal fishing in Central West Africa.
A team of NYU scientists has captured on video a 4-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in Greenland. This phenomenon, known as “calving”, is a force behind the rise of global sea water levels. The resulting iceberg would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in NY.
While the proposed tariffs on China’s exports into the US represent an effort to correct the trade imbalance between the two countries, what’s just as important is the investment relationship which has expanded in recent years, says Faryar Shirzad, global co-head of the Office of Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs.
In May 2018, a 120-meter section of the world’s first ocean cleanup system was towed out of San Francisco Bay into the Pacific to conduct a two-week tow test. The performance of the system during the test left the team feeling more confident about the design and has exemplified that it is ready for the challenge it is set to face in the Pacific.
Following a ceremony in Saint-Petersburg, on 29 June, Russia’s new icebreaker ‘Alexander Sannikov’ has joined the national Arctic fleet, becoming the first icebreaker built under the ‘Arctic Time’ program. Gazprom Neft’s icebreaker is designed to support tankers transporting oil from the Novoportovskoye field in the Gulf of Ob.
Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 17, and joined 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the four lowest maximum extents on record, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA. In the video, Dr. Claire Parkinson explains how and why NASA studies Arctic sea ice.
The video depicts the German frigate ‘Sachsen’ suffering a missile explosion last week, during a training exercise off Norway, which resulted in minor injury of two crew members. ‘FGS Sachsen’ was operating with ‘FGS Lübeck’ near the Arctic Circle when it attempted to fire a Standard Missile 2 Block IIIA as part of the exercise.
Vietnam orders ships to return to port as tropical storm approaches18/07/2018
5 reasons why high seas need protection18/07/2018
Two trawlers arrested for illegal fishing in Gabon's marine reserve18/07/2018
Ghana steps up attempts to improve maritime safety18/07/2018
Norway finds improvement points at Lundin’s Barents Sea well testing18/07/2018
Equinor allowed to supply power from onshore to Johan Sverdrup18/07/2018
Finland's President calls for a first ever 'Arctic Summit'18/07/2018
Environmental sustainability the biggest challenge for shipping18/07/2018
Fujairah Port now requires 96 hour online visa18/07/2018
Shipping losses decline by 38% in last 10 years, says Allianz18/07/2018