Maritime Safety

South Africa’s NSRI in a Risky Casualty Evacuation from Ship At Sea Recently
April 25, 2011 - 08:35:20 pm

Tanzania has ordered its army to act as armed guards or escorts on board ships and vessels searching for oil off its coast....

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

The world is losing the battle against piracy, the Somali transitional government’s foreign minister warned last week in Dubai...

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Tanzania has ordered its army to act as armed guards or escorts on board ships and vessels searching for oil off its coast....

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

A highly audible protest from the shipping industry against piracy – with a 30-second blast from ships’ sirens every day at...

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Worldwide Incidents: Total Attacks Worldwide: 156 Total Hijackings Worldwide: 19 Incidents Reported for Somalia: Total...

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Name: ZirkuDate taken: 28 March 2011Nationality: Emirati-flagged, Kuwaiti-ownedDetails: Oil tanker seized around 250 nautical...

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Tanzania has ordered its army to act as armed guards or escorts on board ships and vessels searching for oil off its coast....

The ill-fated Italian-owned cargo ship, MV Rosalia D'Amato that was highjacked  by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, around 300 kilometers east of Socotra.The ship had 21 crewmembers on board.
April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

The pirates managed to board the vessel and take the crew as hostage. Further report awaited. Pirates seize cargo ship in...

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

There are reports that the UN backed fund to fight piracy is close to financial collapse, and the shipping industry is being...

April 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Somali pirates have increased their ransom demands for the release of 20 crewmembers from Indonesia’s SINAR KUDUS, which is...

April 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Intertanko, the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, INTERTANKO which represents the vast majority of the...

The Ill-Fated MSC Chitra With Some Of Her Containerised Cargoes Shortly After The Accident Last August
April 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

About eight months after she was involved in a collision with another vessel, the bulker Khalija 3 off the port of Mumbai,...

Two of the training ships that were recently acquired by the Lokoja, Kogi state -based International School of Merchant Seamen for its cadets.
April 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Aspiring Singaporean seafarers can now look forward to a new opportunity to up-skill in areas such as navigation, operation of...

April 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

The United Nations Security Council, recognising the need for additional measures to boost its anti-piracy effort, has decided...

April 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Regulation V/19 of the SOLAS Convention has set out navigational equipment to be carried on board ships, according to ship type...

The pirated Mozambique fishing vessel Vega-5
April 08, 2011 - 08:03:51 pm

The IMO Secretary-General, Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, has  commissioned, in Mombasa Kenya, the first of three information-...

2.Armed forces from the Finnish warship FNS Pohjanmaa take 18 Somali pirates prisoner after it is believed they took part in an attempt to highjack a merchant ship in the area on the previous day. Picture courtesy EUNAVFOR
April 08, 2011 - 07:57:25 pm

The Liberian Registry has carried out the first ship inspection for compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (...

April 08, 2011 - 07:47:25 pm

The U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) says sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) and Naval Forces...

April 08, 2011 - 07:44:21 pm

Twelve members of the crew from the Mozambique fishing vessel VEGA-5, which was seized by Somali pirates off the Mozambique...

April 08, 2011 - 07:37:35 pm

As of Monday last week, at least 56 foreign vessels plus two barges are in Somali hands against the will of their owners, while...

April 08, 2011 - 07:31:47 pm

The American P&I Club has issued an Alert advising of what it calls a ‘clampdown on ‘gun’ ships arriving at South African...

April 08, 2011 - 07:28:52 pm

The 12 Mozambican crew members of the fishing vessel the "Vega 5", rescued from Somali pirates by the Indian navy in March,...

April 08, 2011 - 07:25:55 pm

Pirates have become better organised and are taking advantage of the chaos in Somali, The International Maritime Organisation...

PIRATED: MT Zirku; The (105,846-Dwt, Built 2003) Crude Oil Tanker In Position 15.36N And 057.04E , Was Pirated Last Week Approximately 250 Nautical Miles South East Of Salalah In The Eastern Part Of The Gulf Of Aden
April 01, 2011 - 04:41:27 pm

With pirate attacks on the rise, insurance companies have come up with their own solution: They are proposing a privately...

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