A report from the Swedish Club shows that 50% of the value its hull and machinery insurance claims from 2004 to 2013 relate to collisions, contacts and groundings caused by "poor lookout or lack of situational awareness".
Improvements to Seafarer's Identity Documents (SIDs) are to be considered after a meeting between the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and industry stakeholders.
Offshore crew supply vessel operator Seacat Services today launched a new tank-tested catamaran, Seacat, certified by DNV GL.
There is widespread outrage at the failure of the Indian authorities to release the 35 personnel arrested aboard the floating armoury Seaman Guard Ohio, when the ship was detained by the Indian Coast Guard in October 2013. Although they have been released from custody, they remain unable to leave the country, their documents still held by magistrates in Tutincorin.
Seafarers and private security guards from Advanfort’s Seaman Guard Ohio patrol vessel now face further detention and re-trial in India, after a last-minute appeal against the Indian High Court’s verdict to drop all charges.
North P&I club is advising shipowners to “check their new ships very carefully” after finding aspects of shoddy construction aboard various newbuilds.
A barge being towed by the 2004-built tug, Manyplus 12, which went missing on 13 June between Sibu and Port Klang in Malaysia has been found with the 11 crew from the tug.