May 9, 2018
John Gallagher, Senior Editor
Pilots at the Port of Charleston (above) could be affected if the regulation conflict is not resolved. Credit: SCPA
Harbour pilots working vessels at two major US East Coast container ports could be left vulnerable to safety hazards unless a conflict in regulations over...
April 10, 2018
Caption: The Polar Code is tightening scrutiny of Arctic navigation safety. Credit: ABB
Melting sea ice is increasing the navigation season for vessel operators seeking shortcuts across the top of the world – shortcuts that bring with them safety and environmental chal...
February 19, 2018
ACP was created in part due to concerns about the competitiveness of the US flag in global markets. Credit: OSG
Large commercial US-flag ships continue to be in danger of accidents due to poor condition and safety lapses more than two years after the sinking of the El F...
January 22, 2018
USCG accused of not overseeing the 'third party' in El Faro case. Credit: Getty Images
Results of the investigation into the sinking of the ro-ro vessel El Faro has placed overhauling the US Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) third-party management regime at the top of the priority...
Members of the Arctic Coast Guard Forum sign the protocol sharing agreement in 2017. Credit: USCG
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Polar Code went into effect on 1 January 2017 for all new vessels built on or after that date. As of 1 January 2018, it ap...
December 18, 2017
NTSB staff discuss findings and recommendations resulting from its El Faro investigation. Credit: NTSB
Gaps in training and safety management oversight revealed a “weak safety culture” at ro-ro operator Tote Services that contributed to the sinking of the El Faro,...
July 3, 2017
Cyber polices such as those outlined by Thomas at CMA (above) could take on heightened urgency. Credit: Chris Preovolos
A cyber attack against the world’s largest container ship operator could have the effect of fast-tracking US cyber policy.
IT systems were struck on 2...
June 15, 2017
Revised standards for immersion suits like these could give shipowners more and better options
For example, Yurkovich said, the old standards prescribed how many stiches per inch a lifejacket manufacturer needed to have within a seam. The updated standards will instead...
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ order could save shipowners money – or create a new set of challenges in pollution cases. Credit: US Customs
Federal prosecutors in the United States have been ordered to end third-party settlements against private companies, a move th...
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