Maritime Safety

Russian Spy Ship near US Nuke Submarine Bases

 Fox News and the Washington Free Beacon reported the presence of a  top Russian spy ship off the coast of Kings Bay, Georgia and is capable of cutting undersea cables.

USCG AIS Mandate Resource Center Launched

McMurdo informs it has launched an online resource center at to help impacted vessel operators comply with the requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG)

USCG Hoists Ailing Man from Tug

A man believed to be suffering symptoms from a heart attack was medevaced from a tugboat Thursday morning.   A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich.

Athens Training Center Adds Navigation, DP Simulators

K-Sim Navigation and K-Sim DP, Kongsberg Maritime’s latest generation ship-handling and Dynamic Positioning simulators have been chosen to further advance Tsakos

Greece Wants EU Funding to Tackle Migrant Influx

Greece will ask the European Union for about 700 million euros to build infrastructure to shelter the hundreds of refugees and migrants arriving on its shores daily, the government said on Thursday.

Fishing Vessel Sinks, Spills Oil in Alaska

 A 58-foot fishing vessel ran aground, sunk and spilled oil in Sitka, Alaska, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. No injuries have been reported, and there have

Enclosed Space Casualties Continue in Shipping Industry

Accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces have resulted in a large number of deaths of both ship and shore personnel so far this year. David Nichol, UK P&I Club risk assessor,

Kirby Selects ABS as Subchapter M Solutions Provider

Proactive effort shows commitment to safety and environmental protection. ABS, a provider of maritime shipping and offshore classification services, has been

Boat Capsizes off Malaysia with 100 Aboard

A boat carrying about 100 people has capsized off the western coast of Malaysia near the busy Strait of Malacca, maritime authorities said on Thursday. A spokesman

Turkey Detains 4 in Connection with Capsized Migrant Boat

Turkish police have detained four Syrians suspected of involvement in organising the passage of a boat which capsized, drowning 12 people including a toddler, as

Singapore Becomes Sea-Dispute Settlement Centre

 The government of Singapore has become a venue in Asia to settle maritime disputes for proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

USN's Fourth MUOS Satellite Launched

  After a two-day delay due to tropical storm conditions, the Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched at 6:18 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41.

Dorian Acquires 2 ECO VLGC

  Dorian LPG, an owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers ("VLGCs"), reported today that it has taken delivery of the ECO VLGC Commodore from Hyundai

Nagtegaal is Head of Containers, Rotterdam Port

  Hans Nagtegaal (49) has been appointed the new Head of Containers at the Port of Rotterdam Authority. He is a highly experienced manager from the world of shipping and logistics,

That’s Not Coming on Board!

There’s hardly anything that can’t be shipped in a container. However, for ethical reasons, Hapag-Lloyd refuses to transport certain goods.   Anyone who regularly transports goods for third parties,

Offshore Operators Can Simplify Safety Equipment Logistics

Safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment said its Offshore Safety Agreements are providing relief for offshore operators seeking to ensure compliance

Boat with 40 African Migrants Arrives on Spanish Island

A boat containing around 40 African migrants including a toddler girl landed on a beach on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, sea rescue services said on Wednesday.

New Short Active Three-Frequency Receiving Antenna

Specially designed for NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) receivers, an automated system used to transmit navigational alerts, weather warnings and urgent safety and rescue information,

Keppel Delivers Jackup to UMW-OG

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered UMW Naga 8, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Malaysia’s UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad (UMW-OG).

Rapid Oil Spill Response Vessel Launched

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) launched their newest oil spill response vessel in Burrard Inlet. The boat, named after former employee George Penman,

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