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IMO sets out framework for autonomous shipping study

Invites input from member states and international organisations on how trials of autonomous shipping will be held

Safety Regulation

Iridium hails maritime distress system decision as ‘historic’

Since the inception of GMDSS in the 1980s there has been only one provider, Inmarsat, the UK-listed satellite service provider

International Ship operations

Piracy in Somalia costs $1.4bn in 2017

Criminal networks in Somalia are still capable of sophisticated attacks, as spillover threats from the war in Yemen compound West Indian Ocean dangers, OBP reports

Middle East and Africa Somalia

China sets the pace for flag-state accident reporting

China has produced a report with three other flag states just four months after the Sanchi incident, while in Europe the average investigation and reporting time is 12 months 

Casualty Safety

IMO forum shines a light on a growing divide within the UN agency

A split is opening up owing to the rush towards digitalisation, which assumes all countries can afford it and that everything will be standardised

International IMO

Iran and China disagree over cause of Sanchi disaster, report shows

A final report has been delivered to London while disagreement on the incident cause remains, said China’s Ministry of Transport

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa

ITF puts smaller tug crew and safety concerns at Panama Canal under spotlight

The canal authority has launched investigations into 22 tug captains in what it calls a labour dispute

Panama Marine

Intercargo submits bulk casualty report to IMO

Report includes analysis on non-availability of accident investigation reports, which prevents lessons from being learned

Dry Bulk Casualty

UK seeking new chief accident inspector

Current chief inspector will retire in June after 14 months with the MAIB

United Kingdom Political and Trade
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