The Union of Greek Shipowners, in light of the recent piracy incidents that gained attention, expressed their great worry and concern and highlighted that all shipping stakeholders should place the piracy incidents as a top priority, as they pose great challenges for the seafarers.
Under the recent piracy events that took place and led to the hostage of seafarers, ITF’s section chair David Heindel called on the shipping industry, governments and unions to work collaboratively to eliminate piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 SAFETY4SEA – EUROPORT Awards on workplace safety, training, technology, ship operator and initiative that have showcased excellence and innovation within the maritime industry towards a safer and more secure shipping. The awards were presented at a prestigious ceremony which successfully concluded on November the 7th, on the sidelines of EUROPORT, the leading international exhibition that took place in Rotterdam, November 5-8, 2019.
The US Navy reports that marines and sailors from US Central Command’s Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FASTCENT) provided the MSC-chartered roro Liberty with an on-board security presence, during the vessel’s voyage through the Strait Of Hormuz, following the tensions that have spiked in the area.
Two patrol vessels join the fleet operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services in Nigeria, specifically in the Gulf of Guinea in order to protect and boost the offshore assets of Homeland’s clients, among which are major oil companies.
Three inter-island Taio Shipping Limited vessels have been detained by the Ministry of Transport in the Cook Islands, after a young boy from Auckland disappeared from a vessel last month. The seven-year was lost when on board the MV Lady Moana, travelling from Rakahanga to Rarotonga.
The Swedish Club issued a loss prevention brochure focusing on the important role of the Master, explaining the steps to be taken when an issue arises and providing Masters with advice relating to a casualty from the underwriter’s point of view.
The US Maritime Administration alerted of GPS interference that has been reported from vessels operating in the Eastern and Central Mediterranean Sea, and Suez Canal resulting to lost GPS signals that seriously affect the vessel’s navigation and operations.
Tasnim, Turkish news agency, reported that Iran is under discussion with Russia and China to launch a joint naval drill in the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean, following the increased tensions in the area. The collaboration between the US, Russia, Iran and China shows the capability of the countries to partner, whereas also presents the ‘political goals’ behind this exercise.
The Ministry of Communications in the state of Kuwait’s issued a Ministry Resolution increasing the ISPS level for all ports within Kuwait to ISPS L2. Although many incidents had been occurred before, the 9/11 attack in United States triggered the development of ISPS Code.
Asia tops child labour, human trafficking in global supply chains, report finds18/11/2019
EU to investigate Italian ports on tax exemption18/11/2019
ABS sets the way for lower-carbon emission shipping18/11/2019
11 US sailors injured after fire onboard the warship USS Iwo Jima18/11/2019
Cyprus implements new fees in commercial ships18/11/2019
Study shows antifouling and fouling coatings improve vessel’s speed and performance18/11/2019
Japan to deploy US-made autonomous underwater vehicle for survey18/11/2019
NOAA to cease production of paper nautical charts18/11/2019
Japan aims to become Asia's LNG hub18/11/2019
USCG questioned over implementation of NTSB safety recommendations18/11/2019