The Russian master of the fire-stricken boxship X-Press Pearl was released on bail after appearing in court without charge, according to the vessel’s owner
Ship operator X-Press Feeders said a ‘grey sheen’ has been observed emanating from the vessel. There is no confirmed fuel oil pollution yet
Nigeria announced its Deep Blue maritime security project — a mix of coastal surveillance, troops, patrol boats and aircraft it is hoped will help the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
SCA rejects insurer’s claim that vessel whose grounding caused a six-day shutdown of the key waterway in March was under the charge of local pilots when it entered the southern channel
V.Group says the broad spread of crew-source countries has been beneficial. However, new fuels and technologies will place increasing pressure on training and skills
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has recovered $45m in owed wages last year alone; a significant figure given the challenges
Anglo-Eastern chief executive Bjorn Hojgaard told a crewing webinar 18 of his company’s 30,000 seafarers had died from Covid-19 in recent months, with an average age of 37
Shipping is facing intense pressure to comply with decarbonisation targets but ‘the Greta Thunbergs of this world’ are likely to call for a shortening of timelines, a webinar discussion heard
The master of Ital Libera died with a suspected coronavirus infection in April. Since then, no port in Asia has been willing to accept his body for return to Italy
Divers have recovered the VDR from the wreck of the X-Press Pearl as the authorities draw up plans to prevent any oil spillage from the fire-stricken containership
MOL Chemical Tankers has equipped its vessels with spectrophotometers that allow seafarers to monitor all tank cleaning operations as they happen, without having to enter the confined spaces of the cargo tanks
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control said the share of deficiencies over seafarer employment agreements rose 58% from 2019 to 2020, in a year when inspections plunged because of the coronavirus pandemic
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