Safety & Regulation

The Sea of Azov is linked by the narrow Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea.

The USD191 million investment will be used to improve the safety of shipping in the Azov-Black Sea Basin.


cyber security

Cyber security risks have lurked on maritime’s horizon for years, but new regulatory parameters for vessel operators could emerge from the recent attack on Maersk.

Dutch salvor Ardent is getting ready to remove all fuel and lubricants from the stricken 2,194 teu container ship

ReCAAP ISC is concerned about the return of oil theft piracy.

Ship attacks in Asian waters fell to a five-year low in the first half of 2017 but a recent incident suggests the resurgence of hijacking for oil cargo theft. 

Lloyd's of London

The 24th Global Insurance Forum held in London heard from a panel of experts in how they saw the London insurance market after the UK leaves to the European Union in 2019.

The need for comprehensive cyber coverage has been highlighted by the recent Maersk attack

The insurance market offers a range of products that offer specific cyber coverage, based on a variety of risks and mitigation measures. 

Dave Matcham

The deal has been hailed as a major step for the insurance market as a whole and for UK insurers and re-insurers post- Brexit.

A reef

Apparently, the salvage company commissioned by the ship’s owner considers the technical risks of refloating the vessel to be substantial.

Stellar Daisy

As the search for the missing Stellar Daisy enters its third month, the South Korean government and Polaris Shipping are scaling back their resources as the chances of finding any remains are now deemed faint.

Underwater image of a diver working on a seagrass restoration project in Jamaica.

At its recent Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting the IMO has decided to look at the possibilities of banning the use of the algaecide Cybutryne from Anti-Foul Coatings.