Safety & Regulation

Wisdom Marine's Sakizaya Kalon

The collision started with the 5,100 teu container ship Aeneas, which is operated by Hyundai Merchant Marine, running aground. The three bulk carriers behind Aeneas were unable to react in time and collided.

The coal was allegedly passed off as Russian in origin.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the government is looking into the allegations, in response to a report carried by US media.

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Ship attacks in Asian waters are at a 10-year low. Incidents tended to occur while vessels were in anchorage or at berth, according to data and analysis by the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC).

A typhoon batters the coast of the Philippines

Southeast Asia was identified as a region of particular concern, posting losses up by a quarter in 2017.

New 0.5% sulphur blends will be covered by the ISO 8217 specification. Credit: DNVPS

There had been concern among the shipping and bunkering industries that ISO 8217 would not encompass future 0.5% fuels, with the potential to cause significant safety issues if fuels become unstable or damage machinery.

Fears that the negotiations that will lead to the UK leaving the EU next March will result in delays at ports and borders were not allayed by the UK's shipping minister Nusrat Ghani’s inability to guarantee frictionless trade following the conclusion of negotiations.


Sulphur emissions at sea

Regional port state control organisations are planning a “letter of warning” information campaign aimed at shipowners to underline that compliance with the sulphur cap must take place from 1 January 2020, Hideo Kubota, secretary of the Tokyo MOU, has told Fairplay.

Data centre

Analytics of big data and technology to address environmental issues and emissions are expected to be significant drivers of change over the next five years, but less so blockchain.

A fire on board Salam Mesra

A fire on board a container vessel off Singapore’s Marina Barrage was put out on 16 July after five hours of firefighting operations.

US President Donald Trump

The White House’ Office of Management and Budget received 60 comments on ways to streamline and reduce US maritime regulatory burdens.