Safety & Regulation

Search-and-rescue efforts at sea

Shun Qiang 2, a general cargo ship, collided with chemical tanker Yong An near Shanghai on 15 July.

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO.

Experts have expressed concern about new and unproven fuel formulations, including their potential to clog up filters, cause engine shutdowns or exhibit dangerously low flash points.

Brexit protester outside Parliament

“Disappointed” that the Brexit white paper contained no proposals to ensure mutual market access after March 2019, marine insurers vow to engage with government to establish a way forward in the long term.

Fairplay interviews Angus Frew, CEO, BIMCO

Kea Trader

Difficult conditions have hampered salvage operations on the stricken reefer, which grounded a year ago while sailing from Papeete in French Polynesia to Nouméa in New Caledonia.

E-navigation shot of ships entering Busan, from the Full Mission Simulation System

For several years, the IMO’s vision for taking navigation beyond ECDIS seemed moribund, but a string of European R&D projects are now starting to bear fruit.

Iranian flag

Strict sanctions imposed by China, Iran, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United States in recent years have created uncertainty for the maritime industry as crews may find themselves in precarious situations, particularly when it comes to visas.

shipping containers

The ability to track the movement of containers will open new possibilities for the way in which marine insurers can advise clients and the cost of insurance, Fairplay is told.

Model of a hydrogen-powered ferry for the Hjelmeland-Skipavik-Nesvik route in Norway being developed by ferry operator Boreal Sjø and Wärtsilä Ship Design

In a bid to meet drastic zero-emission goals in environmentally protected locations, Norway is pushing forward with hydrogen-fuelled ferry projects. 


Incheon port

South Korea will beef up quarantine efforts against red fire ants after the highly invasive species was discovered in the country’s major ports.