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The Nigeria Maritime Safety and Administration Agency (NIMASA) has begun implementing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006).


Inmarsat plans to launch a new safety service on its i4 satellite network, as an upgrade to its i3-based C-band network, which has been online for 25 years.


Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has called for fairer treatment of seafarers in the face of what it calls a “rush to judgement” over Korean ferry Sewol’s captain and crew.

An investigation on board sunken Korean ferry Sewol’s sister ship Ohamana has uncovered inadequately maintained life rafts and escape chutes.

Some 104 bodies have been recovered from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, with a further 198 missing.


Skuld has advised caution for vessels calling at ports in Mozambique amid security concerns, following the alleged violation of a peace treaty in place since 1992.

London P&I club has called attention to improper ECDIS operation as a cause of a number of recent accidents.

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