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The USS Fitzgerald was heavily damaged in a collision with a cargo ship off Japan, with the hull breached below the waterline. Credit: US Navy

The bodies of seven US Navy sailors have been found in flooded quarters of the USS Fitzgerald, a day after the destroyer was in...

June 16, 2017

Incidents such as fires or collisions can be caused by cyber attacks. Credit: Mammoet Salvage/Dennis Brouwe.

An engineer boards a superyacht to carry out a standard software upgrade on the vessel’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. He plugs in hi...

Somalian pirates surrender to HMS Cumberland's Royal Marines boarding team in the Gulf of Aden

The maritime sector has been urged to raise the awareness of the growing exploitation of children by armed piracy groups.

It comes as the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiati...

USCG short-range air-sea rescue helicopter in the Arctic

As shipping activity increases in the Arctic, Norway has pledged EUR855,000 (USD962,000) to research how to conduct international collaborative mass rescue operations in the northern seas.

The three-year Marec – In...

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...

The Port of Charleston. Credit: SCPA

US security agencies reopened the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch terminal several hours after it was evacuated to investigate a potential threat on board Maersk Memphis, which was tied up alongside.

A unified command of US...

June 15, 2017

UAE, Abu Dhabi. Credit:Olaf Schmidt

The crew of the MV Sharjah Moon have spoken out about being left stranded in UAE waters since July last year.

On 9 May 2017, the crew of the MV Sharjah Moon docked without permission in to Hamriyah Port to contact the Indian Consu...

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...

Captain Rahul Khanna says crews and officers must understand the shortcomings and limitations of technology. Credit: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

The shipping sector had been warned it is facing a “perfect storm”, with regulation and emerging risks exacerbating...

Chemroad Journey, owned by Japan’s Iino Kaiun Kaisha, was loaded with chemicals and en route from Singapore to China when it ran aground. Credit: Fotoflite

More than 30,000 tonnes of chemicals and fuel oil could leak into waters off Vietnam after a chemical tanker ran a...

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