Safety & Regulation


Part of the 6,825 gt vessel, which capsized during a routine Incheon-Jeju Island trip on 16 April 2014, was seen above the water at 03.45 h Seoul time.

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.

Seafarer leaning against railings. Mission to Seafarers

A predicted shortfall in officer numbers and competence has implications that should worry the industry

Tianjin port

Lloyd’s has launched a new data-driven methodology, which categorises casualty events based on a company’s business activities, its products and services, operations, and infrastructure, and maps the economic relationships that reflect the journey of products and services through the economy. 

Guernsey has struck several insurance MoUs with China in recent months.

The agreement is the third insurance MOU struck between Guernsey and China in the last nine months, with Guernsey expected to see an influx of Chinese firms, including those with marine interests, looking to use the Channel island as a captive domicile.