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USCG accused of not overseeing the 'third party' in El Faro case. Credit: Getty Images

Results of the investigation into the sinking of the ro-ro vessel El Faro has placed overhauling the US Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) third-party management regime at the top of the priority...

The sinking of the Sanchi sinking is one of the worst shipping casualties in years. Photo: China Ministry of Transport

When the Sanchi burned and sank in the waters between China and Japan, and all hands were lost, it recalled an earlier era when shipping disasters were...

January 22, 2018

The AISLive chart shows the current location of Barrett, anchored off Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: IHS Markit

A product tanker seized by armed robbers and held for six days has been recovered, its owner has announced. The vessel, with 22 crew members on board, had been ancho...

Masafumi Kuroki, executive director of ReCAAP ISC. Credit: IHS Markit

Following a sharp decline in 2016, the number of ship attacks in Asian waters were up by 19% to 101 in 2017, according to data from the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Ro...

Members of the Arctic Coast Guard Forum sign the protocol sharing agreement in 2017. Credit: USCG

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Polar Code went into effect on 1 January 2017 for all new vessels built on or after that date. As of 1 January 2018, it ap...

An artist’s impression of the monster nuclear powered Lider-class ice-breaker. Credit: Oaoosk.ru

The ships will be able to break ice up to twice as thick as traditional icebreakers, opening up routes previously considered unsafe

The new generation of Russian nuclear ice-...

All 32 crew members on an Iranian oil tanker were feared dead after it collided with a Chinese bulk carrier off China’s east coast on 6 January. Credit: IHS Markit

Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) has said it will conduct a joint investigation with the Natio...

January 5, 2018

The on-load fall release systems for gravity-launched lifeboats have been heavily criticised by crew. Credit: National Maritime College of Ireland

In the most comprehensive report of its kind, British seafarers have criticised design aspects of the lifesaving appliances...

Cyber attacks present an escalating danger to the safety of ships and crew. Credit: Getty Images

Perennial safety risks – piracy and kidnappings, dangerous cargoes, catastrophic equipment failure, and crew fatigue – still loom. But on top of those, there is a growing an...

STX O&S' shipyard. Credit: STX O&S

Arrest warrants have been made for 11 more employees from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (STX O&S) in connection with the fatal blast that claimed four lives from the South Korean shipbuilder on 20 August 2017.

According to th...

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