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ESG: Is there too much focus on the E?
Over the past couple of years, the maritime industry stakeholders have stepped up their sustainability efforts by producing their ESG strategies and starting to publish their first sustainability reports... -Offshore Energy
How vessel monitoring can help protect our waters
The sinking of the oil tanker "Erika" off the French coast in 1999 is known as one of France’s worst environmental catastrophes. Following the disaster, the E.U established the European Maritime Safety Agency which operates the vessel traffic monitoring system, SafeSeaNet... -Euronews
Maritime stakeholders seek end to ambulance chasing
THE fight against the practice of ambulance-chasing in the country needs to be intensified to save the employability of Filipino seafarers. The past few months saw a couple of cases filed against maritime arbitrators with Orophil Shipping Inc. President and CEO Tomas Orola taking the first step...†-The Manila Times
Lifting the Offshore Wind Industry to New Safety Levels
With a redesign of its well-proven fixed boom crane range (PF range), international technology company PALFINGER, headquartered in Salzburg (Austria), is responding to the latest safety requirements of the global offshore wind industry... -The Maritime Executive
MUI facilitates the return of an Indian seafarer from Libya
Indiaís oldest union of merchant navy officers, The Maritime Union of India (MUI) has initiated a process to bring back home Mr Roshan Raj - an Indian seafarer who got stranded at Libyan port of Misrata on ship ĎEast Expressí 19 January 2022 onwards. Mr Roshan Raj is a native of Biharís Patna city... -aajkaaldaily.com
Singapore fights maritime talent battle
Many in the Lion Cityís shipping circles are struggling to find the right calibre of employee. How to fix this? Talent has been, is, and is likely to remain a major challenge for those involved in maritime in Singapore...†-Splash 247
Did Volcanic Eruption Give Birth to a New Island in the Pacific?
After 16 years of profound sleep, a submerged volcano on the seamount known as the Home Reef in the center of the Tonga Islands has awakened and poked its head out of the water. On September 10, plumes of steam and ash broke through the waves, and lava and rock pieces started to flow into the water 25 kilometers (15 miles) to the southwest of Late Island...†-Nature World News
The impact of experience for cleaner shipping
To meet pressing environmental targets, ship operators need to start implementing green technologies now in order to experience the full benefits later, writes Aleksander Askeland, Chief Sales Officer of Yara Marine Technologies...†-Safety4Sea
Philippines: Crafting of the Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers
THE Senate deliberations on the draft Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers continue to bring out the gaps and inadequacies in the existing laws and regulations. The stakeholders are citing existing laws and regulations pertaining to the rights and protection of seafarers...†-The Manila Times
USA: First MARAD Training Ship Launched at Philly Shipyard
The first of MARADís purpose-built training vessels for the U.S. maritime academies marked a milestone in its construction in the program that will see five of the state academies each receive new vessels. The Empire State VII was floated from the dry dock on September 24...†-The Maritime Executive
Drug trafficking through maritime routes on rise: NCB
Drug trafficking through sea routes in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, estimated to account for around 70% of the total illegal drugs smuggled into India, poses a major challenge for law enforcement agencies, according to the latest annual report of NCB...†-Hindustan Times
Bangladesh Ferry Accident Death Toll Rises to 61; Worst Maritime Disaster Since 2015
The death toll from the sinking of an overcrowded ferry carrying Hindu devotees in northern Bangladesh climbed to 61 on Tuesday, with many passengers still missing two days after the disaster. Onlookers and relatives of the missing gathered along the riverbank as rescuers searched for bodies, witnesses said...†-The Wire
Seaman dies after falling overboard during Hartlepool ship transfer
A seaman has died after falling in the North Sea while moving between ships. He was a member of crew of a ship registered overseas and fell whilst "moving between vessels" off the coast of Hartlepool shortly after 14:00 BST on Monday, Cleveland Police said...†-BBC
Container ship and Aframax tanker collided in Malacca Strait
Aframax tanker ZEPHYR I collided with container ship GSL GRANIA at around 0430 LT (UTC +8) Sep 27 in Malacca Strait halfway between Malacca City and Singapore. Tanker struck container ship stb stern, both ships sustained heavy damages,.. -Fleetmon