Safety & Regulation

Costa Concordia

A naval architect has warned that the cost of wreck removals continues to rise with two core pressures pushing up both risk and complexity.


Part of Sewol, which capsized during a routine Incheon-Jeju Island trip on 16 April 2014, was seen above the water on 25 March at 03.45 h Seoul time.

Storm Debbie

North Queensland Bulk Ports said on Sunday that because of Cyclone Debbie, the harbour master had closed the ports and ordered ships to anchor until further notice.

Jeff Lantz

A recent update to the US Coast Guard's vessel extension list shows that the agency is holding firm on policy guidance meant to incentivise shipowners to invest in ballast water equipment.

Life ring

Xing long Zhou 569 was en route to Huludao port from Dalian when the incident happened in the Yellow Sea.


The consortium was created in response to the need for far more bespoke insurance needs of shipyard clients.

Bunkering tankers.

Panoil Petroleum had five of its bunker tankers suspended after the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s inspections indicated that there were irregularities with the piping system in the mass flow meter. 

USCG's Paul Thomas

New guidance on cyber risk management coming from the US Coast Guard aimed specifically at terminal operators could be a guide for vessel operators looking to install a cyber risk management scheme through their safety management systems.

Martin Ewence, a former Royal Navy Commander with significant operational experience in complex environments, led a small team to the Niger Delta to study oil theft in 2013. In this first person piece, he assesses what has changed in the past four years.

US Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft

While the hijacking of the bunkering tanker Aris 13 has reportedly ended without casualties or ransom taken, officials in the US and UK are calling on shipowners and governments to renew anti-piracy efforts.