Safety & Regulation

A rescue in 2015 by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station in the Mediterranean Sea

Commercial vessels are a vital resource in the ongoing fight to save the lives of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from north Africa to Europe, but are crews prepared for the challenges and trauma of large scale rescue operations? 

USCG's Paul Thomas

The USCG's recent cyber guidance recommends port terminals to establish a cyber risk management team that includes port engineers and terminal security officers in addition to IT personnel.

Map of Singapore Maritime Search and Rescue Region

Singapore invests in new medium-altitude earth-orbit search and rescue (MEOSAR) ground system to enhance maritime and aeronautical search and rescue capabilities. 

Stellar Iris

South Korea’s dry bulk owner Polaris Shipping is sending at least three vintage ore carriers that were converted from single-hull oil tankers into cold lay-up following inspections of the company’s fleet in the wake of Stellar Daisy loss on 31 March.

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.