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The International Chamber of Shipping hopes to drive collaboration with international organisations in a bid to put an end to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

This year, thousands of migrants have perished attempting to make the journey from northern Africa acro...

The Sea of Azov is linked by the narrow Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch 5053767

Ukraine will invest USD191 million to improve the safety of shipping in the Azov-Black Sea Basin with the purchase of new rescue, coastal guard, and other auxili...

The Maritime Search and Rescue Region (MSRR) tasked to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Credit: MPA

Singapore has invested in new satellite technology that will enhance its maritime and aeronautical search and rescue (SAR) capabilities, the Maritime a...

A rescue in 2015 by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station in the Mediterranean Sea. Credit: MOAS.EU/Jason Florio

“When you see death, it is very different from seeing it on the television or in films; it touches deeply on your heart and your humanity,” Antoine Laurent told S...

The coroner's finding was of a double murder of foreign seafarers aboard MV Sage Sagittarius. Credit: Zoe Reynolds

An Australian senate inquiry has called on the government to do more to combat national security risks associated with ships registered with disreputable o...

Still of Be Cyber Aware cyber security film. Credit Fidra Films

The practical and non-technical film aims to teach crew and shoreside personnel top tips to prevent cyber attacks.

A free film teaching seafarer’s and shore-based personnel about how to prevent cyber-attacks...

July 18, 2017

Sadly, cases of seafarer abandonment are not uncommon. What is, however, is the way that Nautilus International has decided to brand recent actions involving the crew onboard a Turkish vessel as modern-day slave labour.

The maritime trade union has lodged protests with...

Terrorist attacks on shipping near the Philippines have increased. Credit: IHS Markit

Insurers and security experts say the discovery of the bodies of two Vietnamese seafarers beheaded by an Islamic terror group highlights the issues faced by the maritime sector.

The bod...

Poorly secured ladder sent by seafarer to CHIRP. Credit: CHIRP

The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP Maritime) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will help...

The Marine Environment Protection Committee underway at IMO Headquarters in London. Credit: IMO

Plans to bring forward energy efficiency standards for ships that would introduce minimum engine power guidelines could put seafarers and ships at risk, according to delegate...

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