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February 19, 2018

AIS tracks of converging vessels_cred MAIB.jpg. Caption: Satellite navigation such as GPS and AIS used in shipping has ‘vulnerabilities’ that could be backed-up be eLoran radio navigation. Credit: MAIB

The UK government has signalled support for establishing a land-ba...

ACP was created in part due to concerns about the competitiveness of the US flag in global markets. Credit: OSG

Large commercial US-flag ships continue to be in danger of accidents due to poor condition and safety lapses more than two years after the sinking of the El F...

IMO PPR Feb 2018.jpg. Caption: PPR5 chair Sveinung Oftedal (right) and IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim at the opening of the meeting. Credit: IMO

Delegates at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) subcommittee meeting h...

Kea Trader ran aground last July. Credit: Lomar Shipping

The efforts to remove the stricken Kea Trader from a reef in the South Pacific moved a step closer on Tuesday with the announcement that the owners and insurers had agreed the company to carry it out.

After mo...

Hansa- Valparaiso takes Northern Sea Route credit Hansa Heavy Lift (2) (1). Caption: The Russian government seeks to maintain control of safe shipping operations on the Northern Sea Route. Credit: Hansa Heavy Lift.

Ship safety on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) should stay...

Caption: Crew turning to social media to keep a lookout for piracy threats

Within the first 15 days of 2018, the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre’s Live Piracy Map showed nine piracy incidents, from the Caribbean to the Gulf of Guinea and across the waters of southeast Asi...

Ships sail on the Caspian Sea, Bautino Bay, southwest Kazakhstan. Credit: ENKA

Kazakhstan’s parliament has ratified UN protocol to ensure the safety and security of ships under the Kazakhstan flag on the high seas as the country targets to expand cargo flows between its...

Companies developing unmanned vessels must overcome multiple hurdles obstructing the path to safe and responsible operations

The majority of the accidents at sea point the finger of blame at human error, which is why autonomous ships, which remove seafarers from the dec...

Credit: Getty Images

Safety must come before operations. The message from Grahaeme Henderson, Shell’s vice-president of shipping and maritime, is unequivocal and his company intends to take a leadership position on improving standards within the maritime industry.

In an...

Photo of the the seven crew abandoned in UAE waters on Dharma.

Seven Indian seafarers have reached out for help via social media, claiming they have been abandoned by Alco Shipping Service on tanker Dharma, on the UAE coast in Ajman anchorage, Dubai, for the past 22 mon...

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