Safety & Regulation

Paul Thomas, the US Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy.

The maritime sector may find it more difficult to keep cyber guidelines voluntary after the attack against Maersk.

Maersk has confirmed that its systems have been hit by a cyber-attack.

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Accident on Dieppe

International event calls for IMO Guidelines to be enshrined in law to protect seafarers' rights during investigations of maritime accidents.

Research by a third officer has shed light on how second-hand smoke can negatively affect crew’s health and ability to perform routine tasks.

ship crew on bridge

Leading ship managers suggest it is time to train for technological advances and rethink the remit of the superintendent.

Senator Bob Corker

US interests involved with Russian shipping could risk sanctions violations if a bipartisan proposal makes it to President Trump's desk. 

Swire Marine training centre

This month’s guest editor, Captain Pradeep Chawla, managing director of QHSE and training at Anglo-Eastern, puts maritime training in the spotlight, looking at how it worked in the past, the changes it has seen, and where its future lies


multipurpose offshore vessel Hrönn

The fourth industrial revolution is gathering pace and shipping is making its mark with the development of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) that will be fully operational by 2019. The change is coming and shipping and logistics chains will need to adapt.

Dubai Knight

A Dubai-owned bulk vessel successfully rescued 22 fishermen who survived tropical storm Mora last month, after they managed to cling to their capsized vessels.

Ships at Singapore

Energy efficiency will once again be a hot topic for discussion at the IMO’s MEPC71 (Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 71st session). IMO’s flagship policy for energy efficiency (and by proxy CO2 reduction) is EEDI, but this regulation is fraught with difficulties as the rule flounders in heavy weather.