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A range of factors, from local economic conditions to shifting tactics among pirates, may be behind a recent increase in pirate activity in west Africa. Credit: Getty Images

A recent spike in armed attacks off the coast of west Africa has been driven by a range of facto...

AMSA’s general manager of operations, Allan Schwartz, has warned that the authority will ban entire fleets if ‘systemic issues’ and non-compliance are detected. Credit: AMSA

Australia’s port state control detentions were at a record low in 2017, according to the annual...

Google Glass credit Karlis Dambrans.jpg. Caption: Google glass uses augmented reality to overlay information over the top of your surroundings. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns

Crews’ use of wearable, immersive augmented reality technology (WIAR), such as google glass, to improv...

Livestock carrier Galloway Express, from which Filipino seafarer Arnel Gillo went missing in March 2018. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch

he International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for the Australian Federal Police to investigate the disappearance of anot...

The Sea Traffic Management project’s standard port call message format will allow for just in time arrival of ships at ports and swift berthing. Credit: SOUTHERN CROSS MARITIME

The EU-funded Sea Traffic Management (STM) project to exchange real-time data to ships, ports...

Port of Antwerp. Credit: Shutterstock

Inadequate policing of SOLAS-verified gross mass (VGM) regulations may be encouraging shippers to flout the rules, senior figures from across the supply chain have claimed.

The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention’s VGM amendment...

Caption: The Mission to Seafarers has found crew happiness dipped in 2017. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch.

The Mission to Seafarers has urged international shipping to take seafarer happiness more seriously as a success indicator and key factor in growth. It stressed that i...

Abduction risks are concern for crew in some areas of southeast Asia. Credit: US Navy

While much of the international community’s recent focus on piracy and other maritime security risks has centred on the African continent, such risks were prevalent in the southeast As...

USS John McCain after collision with Alnic MC. Credit: US Navy

In June 2017 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with container ship Alnic MC in open water to the south of Tokyo, and in August USS John McCain of the same class collided wi...

Polaris Shipping’s ore carrier, Stellar Eagle, was found to have 22 unauthorised modifications. Credit: Malte Schwarz

South Korean ore shipping specialist Polaris Shipping has been ordered by authorities to correct unauthorised modifications made to one of its ships.

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