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Ensuring the wellbeing of crew brings business benefits, speakers told the Sailors’ Society Wellness at Sea conference on 16 March.

In his opening speech, Stuart Rivers, CEO of Sailors’ Society, said, “The result of not looking after crew is costly and will hit your bot...

The synthetic vision system developed by Airbus exploits modern screen technology. Credit: Airbus

As shipping makes its journey into digitisation and automation it is wise to look for inspiration and pitfalls from other sectors that are farther ahead on the path. Discus...

Cambodia is one of those still underperforming. Credit: Michael Mackey

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its annual flag state performance table, which outlines flag states’ performance at applying port state control records, ratifying internatio...

Maersk Kensington was affected by a fire. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch

A second fire in 10 days on board a Maersk Line vessel was reported on Friday. Maersk Kensington, 6,188 teu, caught fire as it left Port of Salalah, Oman, on 15 March and is now at anchorage outside th...

Armed guards on security patrol on Coast Guard cutter Harry Clairborne. Credit: USCG

The Royal Dutch Shipowners’ Association (KVNR) said on 13 March that it was delighted after the Dutch lower house of parliament voted in favour of allowing Dutch flag vessels to use pri...

Maritime security still a major concern in some areas of Southeast Asia. Credit: US Navy

Statistics released by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) on 17 October show that among actual and attempted attacks in the first nine months of 2017, there were six in Malaysi...

Floating armouries operate in a grey area, where liability and the responsibility for establishing and enforcing compliance to a set of standards remain unclear. With the news that private maritime security companies (PMSCs) are once again starting to recruit ex-milita...

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Three armed attacks in recent days and two tanker hijackings last month have highlighted the ongoing danger to shipping operating off Nigeria and the wider West African coast that has led to an increase in the use of military armed guards.

“The threa...

ITF president Paddy Crumlin. Credit: ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and maritime employers comprising the Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) have concluded negotiations to raise seafarers’ wages, highlight the risks of piracy off Somalia and Yemen,...

Reports of crew bullying and poor work conditions led to Tintomara being detained in Australia. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch

Chemical tanker Tintomara sailed out of Gladstone, Australia, this week with a new master at the helm, after allegations of crew abuse le...

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