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Rise in wrongly jailed seafarers triggers development of IMO guidelines

Legal committee told of urgent need for fairer treatment of seafarers suspected of maritime crimes, and development of database outlining current cases

Crewing Safety

UK officer training study finds ‘deeply concerning’ deficiencies

Training for future skills, knowledge and the gaining of experience will take years

United Kingdom Crewing

Shipping must adapt to retain and attract talent

Employers need to adapt to a new generation of seafarers, improve internet connectivity on board ships, and invest in the mental well-being and career development of their workers

Crewing CMA

Tanker boarded by armed attackers in Gulf of Guinea

While several fishing boats have been boarded in the region, this is the first time armed attackers have taken control of a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea in more than a year

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Autonomy is in sharper focus but lacks clear definitions

One Sea general secretary Sinikka Hartonen has launched a two-way dialogue between technology providers and relevant stakeholders, with user feedback a critical part of the discussion

Technology and Innovation Ship operations

Sanctioned tanker in collision with Dynacom panamax off Venezuela

A US-sanctioned long range one tanker has been involved in collision with Dynacom’s panamax crude oil tanker Kerala. The latter vessel was waiting to load at the Bajo Grande terminal in Venezuela

Sanctions Casualty

HMM boxship detained in Taiwan after collision with quay

No casualties or oil leak has been reported. Vessel is restricted from leaving the port even though it ‘maintains perfect conditions to sail’

HMM Casualty

Flags refute claims as ITF vows crackdown on ‘substandard shipping’

Vessels flying Togo, Sierra Leone, Palau and Cook Islands flags will undergo increased inspections in the Mediterranean during the coming weeks

Crewing Safety

One person still missing after fatal crane collapse in Israel

A crane collapsed and damaged a section of the jetty after high winds and hailstorm hit the Ashkelon coal terminal

Israel Dry Bulk

Advanced technology is only as good as the partnership it supports

Maritime interest in AI is growing rapidly because of the impact on improving safety, increasing efficiency, and reducing fuel consumption and emissions

Technology and Innovation Ship operations

Supply chain must collaborate on lithium-ion battery risk

Batteries found in everything from watches to electric vehicles pose a high risk of severe consequences if they catch fire. The container shipping supply chain needs to collaborate to meet the challenge

Safety Containers
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