Maritime Safety

Southeast Asia Turns into a Piracy Hot Spot

 According to data from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau, pirate attacks in Southeast Asia hit a 12-year high in the first six months of 2015.

Marad Visits TX Maritime Technology & Training Center

United States Maritime Administration tours Maritime Technology and Training Center site.   Administrators from the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD),

Shipping Executive Begins Kitesurf Challenge

Solo kitesurf along East Africa coast in aid of Mission to Seafarera and Adeso.   Pacific Basin shipping executive Jacob Bliksted Sørensen has begun his 1,000km

Mexico Reduces Corporate Guarantee for Next Oil Auction

Mexico's oil regulator CNH voted on Tuesday to reduce the required corporate guarantee for the second phase of the country's so-called Round One auction. The

IBEW Statement on Obama's Clean Power Plan

The IBEW issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s release of a final Clean Power Plan:   The IBEW is carefully studying the finalized

Honeywell Unit Probed in Toxic Gas Leak in Illinois

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has begun a special inspection at Honeywell Metropolis Works in Illinois to assess a uranium hexafluoride leak that

Asian Nations Call for Stop to South China Sea Land Work

Calls grow for China to halt land reclamation. Southeast Asian countries on Tuesday backed a U.S. call to halt land reclamation in the South China Sea, underlining

Latest USCG Cutter At Boston Harbor

The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter James (WSML 754) entered Boston Harbor August 3, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned National

FMC Collects $1,227,500 in Penalties from NVOCC's

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero announced that the Commission has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $1,227,500 in civil penalties.

NYK Hosts Safety Conference

Over three dates in July, NYK hosted a safety promotion conference for shipowners and ship-management companies at the NYK head office in Tokyo and at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.

El Nino Onset May Impact Panama Canal Drafts

The Panama Canal Authority closely monitors the water levels of Gatun and Alhajuela lakes on a regular basis due to the importance that these resources have for transit operations.

Coast Guard Monitors Oil Recovery Ops near Bayonne, NJ

Coast Guard crews are continuing to monitor oil recovery operations (ORO) in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) Bayonne, New Jersey, Monday.

China Shipping Tanker Catches Fire off Shanghai

 Oil tanker Ye Chi reported fire in superstructure in living quarters to MRCC Shanghai caught fire yesterday (August 3) afternoon off Dayangshan Island, Shanghai.

Change of Command at Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Rear Adm. (select) Moises DelToro III relieved Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley Jr. as commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) during a change of command ceremony on Friday,

TSB Investigating Ferry, Pleasure Craft Collision

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Laval, Quebec, following a collision between the ferry Paule II and a pleasure craft which occurred on August 1.

First Vessel of New Rescue Class Launched

Global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has launched its first F-Class vessel, the Grampian Fortress. The IMT 958 multi-role emergency response and

Actisense to Deliver Dedicated Workshop for Marine Professionals

Actisense annoounced it will provide its expertise to marine industry professionals from across the U.K. in a dedicated free workshop on August 19.   Following

MacArthur Lock Dewatered for Emergency Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced the MacArthur Lock, located on the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is experiencing mechanical

Inspections Campaign to Target Enclosed Space Entry

The Paris and Tokyo MOUs on Port State Control announced they will launch a joint concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on crew familiarization with enclosed space entry.

Strainstall Wins EEEGR Innovation Award

James Fisher and Sons plc’s group company Strainstall has been recognized for its approach to delivering improved safety and cost-effective solutions to the offshore wind industry.

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