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The 2013-built 95,717 dwt Harvest Sky has been towed to safe waters but no damage or leaks were reported. Credit: Maritime Port Bureau.

Salvors have finally managed to restart the bulk carrier Harvest Sky, nearly a week after the vessel became stranded in Taiwanese...

A school teacher once taught me a basic yet profound lesson: no matter how much money or global stature a country has, it cannot call itself ‘civilised’ unless it looks after all of its citizens - including those that do not have a voice. Applied to our industry, these...

The Prelude's journey from Korea to Australia spanned 5,900km. Credit: Shell

Before it was constructed, Shell knew the towing of its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility from Samsung’s Geoje Shipyard in South Korea to Australian waters would be tricky....

Container vessel APL Austria in Hamburg, 2008. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch

A lack of attention by International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to the Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units, known as the CTU Code, could have big implications...

Maritime security still a major concern in some areas of Southeast Asia. Credit: US Navy

Statistics released by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) on 17 October show that among actual and attempted attacks in the first nine months of 2017, there were six in Malaysi...

All 21 crew members of the Harvest Sky have been reported to be safe. Credit Gary McLeod

Taiwanese authorities continue to struggle to restart a bulk carrier that has been stranded for four days.

The 2013-built 95,717 dwt Harvest Sky had just discharged a cargo of c...

USS John S McCain steers towards Changi Naval Base, Singapore, following a collision with Alnic MC. Credit: US Navy

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Japan-based Seventh Fleet is tired and undermanned, according to both naval veterans and senior commanders, raising concerns ab...

At London International Shipping Week 2017 in mid-September, during a debate on fairness in shipping, Phil Parry, Spinnaker's chairman, argued that awards shows are more about making money than celebrating good practice, and are thus worthless.

While I understand his po...

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

Findings from the Fairplay/BIMCO maritime cyber security survey reveal that training must improve to strengthen the weakest link in the chain – people

This year has brought an awakening for the maritime indu...

Kea Trader grounded in July. Credit: Lomar

The casualty of the 2,194 teu Kea Trader, which has been stuck on a reef 90 nm southeast of New Caledoniasince its grounding on 12 July, has escalated into a total loss, the ship’s owner, London-based Lomar Shipping, advised on...

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