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Investigations into major disasters such as El Faro and Costa Concordia can overlook the culpability of shipping operators

One of the first things that we, as humans beings, do in times of disaster is look for the cause – and often someone to blame. It is no different i...

 Sonar equipment deployed in El Faro search. Credit: US Navy

A lot can happen in a year. Cast your mind back over the past 12 months and it is hard to believe the number of significant accidents, incidents, new pieces of legislation, and other safety-related development...

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,...

The future of shipping? An artist’s impression of Rolls-Royce Marine’s autonomous container ship concept, Electric Blue. Credit: Rolls-Royce

A technology adviser at the Port of Rotterdam has questioned the safety and economic feasibility of autonomous vessels, saying th...

Costa Concordia capsized and sank after striking an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio, Tusany, 13 January 2012.  Credit: Rvongher

The International Safety Management (ISM) Code needs to be better incorporated into national legislation and applied in national court ru...

Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos said the maritime security tripartite agreement between Greece, Egypt and Cyprus to could expand to neighbouring countries. Credit: Getty

The defence ministers of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece have agreed to boost cooperative efforts to...

Container handling at Chittagong Port, Bangladesh. Credit: Chittagong Port Authority

There has been a marked increase in accidents involving ships at anchor in the Bangladeshi port of Chittagong, according to the London P&I Club. It has warned that the area has become a...

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