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The International Chamber of Shipping, which estimates 400,000 seafarers are trapped at sea and the same number trapped on land, says the industry is at breaking point and governments must step in to solve the humanitarian crisis
‘It may be beneficial if the maritime industry puts more effort into reporting and finding the root causes, not only behind cyber and software incidents involving newer technologies, but also older precursor devices,’ says Frank Gonynor
Plan includes a ‘solidarity mechanism’ that will cover disembarkation, but Ecsa says ships need reassurance that pre-screening of migrants mentioned in the proposal will be ‘preceded by a swift and safe disembarkation of the rescued persons at the nearest port’
Impoverished coastal communities and stranded seafarers are easy marks for malefactors, International Union of Marine Insurance hears
The action comes as other nations step up their interest in the Arctic, especially the US and UK, which seek to keep the region’s waters free of domination by any single country
The coastguard analysis showed Golden Ray failed to comply with International Maritime Organization stability standards at the time it capsized, as well as during its two voyages prior to departing the port of Brunswick
The Gulf of Guinea is considered a greater risk area following recent piracy attacks further out from Nigeria’s economic zone. Better policing and ship security measures may have pushed pirates further afield in search of easier targets
‘As with any major wreck removal, there is always a need for creative solutions. I think that’s what makes a good salvor,’ said T&T Salvage president Mauricio Garrido
The ITF says it understands the need for flexibility during the pandemic, but short cuts taken ‘by some in the industry have gone too far, for too long’. It is urging governments and industry to better enforce Solas and other international rules
Safety grouping hopes a trickle-down effect will improve practices where containers are packed, but previous voluntary efforts to improve supply chain safety have led to regulation
A trend among ship operators to buy and store on board fuel oil blends amid a low price environment has led to concerns about fuel instability, say experts
The US National Hurricane Centre said the centre of Sally will move across southeastern Alabama on Wednesday night, over central Georgia on Thursday, and move over South Carolina on Thursday night
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