Editor's Pick


Career Paths: Dorothea Ioannou, American Club

Dorothea Ioannou explains how she realised that shipping industry is the best choice for a challenging career and mentions that the opportunity to create the next talent pool of marine insurance professionals is an exciting project.


Women in maritime: How to encourage participation

This is a story of what a woman in maritime can do; a pathway towards overtaking the difficult conditions navigating the male-dominated maritime industry.


Career Paths: Frank Coles, Transas

Mr. Frank Coles, CEO, Transas,  wishes the current maritime landscape would support the human element better with more training and tools to anticipate future challenges ahead.

In Case You Missed It


Cyber security risks for the ship operators
Cynthia Hudson, CEO, Hudson Analytix, acknowledges that maritime industry is a target to cyber risk for many reasons and as a result, action is needed from top management.

Protecting vessels from the internal and external cyber threat
Christian Vakarelis, VP Media Communications, Navarino, describes how, the company witnesses first hand the way cyber criminals become smarter almost every month.

Lessons Learned


Failed fuel pipe causes engine room fire

In its latest Monthly Safety Scenario, the Swedish Club presents an incident of engine room fire caused by the emergency quick acting valves not being properly closed. Many fires are caused by hot spots not being covered by the required insulation which might have been removed during maintenance.


Effective use of CO2 firefighting limited fire spread on 'Honor'

The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the fire onboard the US-flagged RORO vehicle carrier 'Honor', while en route from Southampton, England, to Baltimore, Maryland, about 55 miles southwest off the Isle of Wight, UK, on 24 February 2017.


Ineffective lookout causes collision, sinking and three fatalities

Two fishing vessels collided because the wheelhouse watchkeeper did not see the drifting motor cruiser and the sea anglers onboard the other and did not realise that they were in danger until it was too late.

Top Stories




BP foresees strong compliance with 2020 sulphur cap

More than 90% of the world’s shipping fleet will comply with IMO sulphur cap entering into force in 2020, said the London-based oil and gas major BP, amid industry concerns of potential non-compliance.

Green Shipping

Latin America maritime technology cooperation centre launched

The centre, hosted by the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP), is one of five such centres set up under the GMN project, which is funded by the EU and run by IMO.

Green Shipping

Canada funds removal of abandoned boats

Canada's Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced the recipients of funding of more than $1.3 million through two programs aiming to remove abandoned boats from Canadian coastlines, under the Oceans Protection Plan.




Statoil changes its name to Equinor

Statoil will propose to change the name of the company to Equinor. The name change supports the company’s strategy and development as a broad energy company. The new name will be proposed to shareholders to the Annual General Meeting on 15 May.


Port related projects in US gained $72.7 million

On March 9, the US Department of Transportation announced the recipients for $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects in Round 9 of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program

Ship Recycling

Seatrade convicted of illegal scrapping

Seatrade has been sentenced for the illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping on the beaches of S. Asia. This is the first time a European company has been held criminally liable for having sold vessels for scrap to substandard shipbreaking yards in India & Bangladesh.