London P&I club has called attention to improper ECDIS operation as a cause of a number of recent accidents.
A Chinese crew member is being detained in Japan following a collision between two cargo ships that resulted in the deaths of at least five seafarers in the early hours of Friday morning.
Robert Ward, president of the International Hydrographic Organisation, yesterday used his platform at the International Maritime Organisation’s World Maritime Day symposium to call for every vessel to carry an echosounding logger and make their findings available in a “crowdsourcing” of hydrographic data.
A report by the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners has found the number of bulk carriers lost during 2012 represents a significant decrease over the 2011 figure.
Marine insurers have warned that growing government regulation of wreck removal is driving up costs, and some measures introduced could warrant legal challenges.