EU border surveillance on agenda
European Parliament members have voted in favour of setting up a real-time reporting system to help prevent repetitions of the recent immigration tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
US crew kidnapped off Nigeria
The abduction of two US seafarers in October highlights that kidnapping is again a rising threat in the Niger delta, IHS Global Insight has warned.
Fall in Asia ship attacks recorded
Piracy and armed robbery cases declined in Asia for the first three quarters of the year, most evidently in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, according to the organisation Regional Cooperation
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Alabama lawsuit claims negligence
As the film Captain Phillips, Hollywood’s version of the Maersk Alabama incident, was released across the world, some crew members were arguing that it ignored a significant side to the story.
Cebu inquiry points to human error
The Philippines Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) inquiry has asserted that human error caused the fatal Cebu accident that left 116 people dead.
US tanker spills in spotlight
Tanker operators have been given a chance to participate in the US Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) formulation of new rules addressing oil transfers.
Crew all safe after collision
The collision of container ships Safmarine Makutu and Pices off western Japan on 2 October resulted in no major injuries or damage, authorities in the area have confirmed to SAS.
Passengers injured on Australia ferry
Six passengers on a Sydney ferry were injured on 7 October when the vessel, a Rivercat carrying 230 people, crashed into the wharf at Circular Quay.
Sicily calls migrant emergency
Sicily’s governor has declared a state of emergency to release funds to enable the Italian island to cope with the large number of migrant landings.
Seafarers lost after cyclone sinks ship
Indian rescue teams have called off a search for 18 mariners after their cargo ship sank off Sagar Island in West Bengal as a massive cyclone hit the region.
Kenya raises training standards
The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) has launched its curriculum for training seafarers in a bid to raise the country’s maritime standards.
Mariners stay safe on stranded ship
All 24 mariners aboard Panama-flagged bulk carrier Bright Royal were reported as safe after their vessel was stranded off Vietnam in early October.
Cruise pool safety questioned
Pool safety on cruise ships has been brought into focus after a six-year-old boy drowned in a pool aboard Carnival Victory. The 13 October incident came just months after a four-year-old