April 23, 2018
Tanya Blake, editor, Safety at Sea
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...
Stephen Cousins, correspondent
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...
April 10, 2018
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...
Lee Willett, correspondent, and Ridzwan Rahmat, senior Asia Pacific reporter
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...
Martin Ewence, security correspondent
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...
Xiaolin Zeng, east Asia correspondent
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.
Caption: Inmarsat set to provide GMDSS services via Fleet Broadband in 2018. Credit: Inmarsat
Inmarsat chief executive Rupert Pearce has said that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has rejected rival mobile satellite service provider Iridium’s bid to provide...
John Gallagher, Senior Editor
Caption: The Polar Code is tightening scrutiny of Arctic navigation safety. Credit: ABB
Melting sea ice is increasing the navigation season for vessel operators seeking shortcuts across the top of the world – shortcuts that bring with them safety and environmental chal...
As more events are being held to discuss the importance of crew wellbeing, seafarers should find ways to lend their voice to the call for change too. Tanya Blake, editor, Safety at Sea.
There are still far too many instances of crew abandonment, poor working conditions...
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