Safety & Regulation

Baker: ship is nothing unless it has the “right” crew.

Having the “right” crew still remains a challenge for today’s ship managers, North of England Tony Baker tells Shipping and the Law event

Standard Club CEO Jeremy Grose.

A new underwriting agency formed by the Standard Club and Oslo-based Hydor will look to access only quality business, Standard Club CEO Jeremy Grose has said.

IUMI has opened its first Asian office in Hong Kong.

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has opened its first ever office outside of Europe, setting up an office in China as it bids to broaden its global reach.

Sage Sagittarius

It has been a drawn-out affair, but the Australian inquest into crew deaths on the Panamanian bulk carrier Sage Sagittarius has finally ended.

The incident happened in the Sulu Sea south of the Philippines

Seafarers released in Somalia after being held hostage by pirates for almost five years.

IMO headquarters albert embankment

Shipowners and operators attending this week’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 70 meeting have one major goal in mind: to leave London with clear and realistic timelines for complying with costly new environmental regulations.

Malaviya Twenty was detained in Great Yarmouth

The detention of two India-flagged offshore vessels for failure to pay crew wages has raised questions about conditions in the offshore fleet as the industry struggles to survive the downturn.

'Growing disconnect between ship and shore, says MAIB's Steve Clinch

Crew fatigue and the ship-shore disconnect underlie many marine accidents, while relations between MAIB and MCA have been strengthened by a recent office move. 

A makeover is under way in Gujarat as a handful of shipbreakers are cleaning up the inter-tidal zone to ensure it is free of ship materials and safer for their workers

The US Coast Guard has asked three ballast water equipment manufacturers to submit additional information to their pending applications which will likely delay a US type-approved system long-awaited by shipowners.