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The 57943 gt crude oil tanker Aframax River pictured in Istanbul on the 20 July 2014. Credit: Dietmar Hansenpusch

Two Houston pilots that have been recognised by the IMO for their role in protecting the lives of the crew of crude oil tanker Aframax River during a 90-min...

The shipping industry must get better at sharing information to face fast-moving modern safety and security risks Tanya Blake, editor, Safety at Sea

Safety and transparency go hand in hand. Without masters being clear and open in their communications to crew accidents a...

November 29, 2017

Inspections of shipping containers in North America to become more rigorous. Credit: getty Images

A North American initiative to ensure invasive species aren’t spread on or in maritime shipping containers means container lines have to be vigilant in inspecting the boxes...

Fertiliser is loaded onto a vessel. Credit: Getty Images

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has warned the shipping community to exercise “extreme care” and take “appropriate action” in the handling of ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser cargoes.

The warning has...

The crew of floating armoury Seaman Guard Ohio have spent the last four years in prison in India. Credit: AdvanFort

The crew of the floating armoury Seaman Guard Ohio have today been acquitted of all charges by the Maduria bench of the Madras High Court, after spending...

The alleged cyber attack on the box ship lasted 10 hours. Credit: Getty Images

In February 2017 hackers reportedly took control of the navigation systems of a German-owned 8,250 teu container vessel en route from Cyprus to Djibouti for 10 hours. “Suddenly the captain co...

Better provision of communal onboard entertainment could prevent social isolation and mental health problems for crew

Social isolation is a common experience for seafarers used to spending long stretches of time away from friends and family. With crew numbers falling, w...

November 6, 2017

An officer cadet undergoes ECDIS training. Credit: Transas

A modern bridge hosts hundreds of alarms. Each one can sound at different times and can combine into a confusing cacophony. Given the fact that they are not usually all managed together, the repetition of beeps...

 Panos Kirnidis, CEO at Palau International Ship Registry

Paris MoU blacklist status is stopping the growth of new registries, is anti-competitive, and has become a vicious cycle. It takes time for a new registry to build trusted relations with shipowners and stake...

Cheshire. Credit: Sasemar/Gonzalo Mendez Blasco

Norwegian agricultural inputs producer Yara International has said that it has no plans to stop transporting its products by sea following the spectacular decomposition of one of its cargoes aboard a ship during the summer...

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