• IMO Report of the Maritime Safety Committee On Its 101st Session

    June 14: A summary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 101 session from 5-14 June 2019 is available via the IMO website, and annexes 1 to […]

  • IMO fisheries protection

    Spain signs up to IMO agreement. Key fishing vessel safety treaty boosted with accession by Spain Spain is latest country to accede to the International Maritime Organization’s Cape Town Agreement […]

  • Med, migrants and merchant ships

    Shipping’s concerns over Italy’s migrant stance. Migrant crisis may pose threats to Med shipping By Julia Louppova The migrant crisis continues in Europe and the shipping industry is getting increasingly worried […]

  • IMO trains Libya PFSOs

    Focus on ISPS Code and SOLAS. First IMO training event for Libyan port facility security officers IMO maritime security training is underway for Libyan port facility security officers, managers and […]

  • Integrated MOB/SAR systems

    Time for a new approach? Integrated Man Overboard SAR Systems Needed By Abdelkhalik Kamal Eldin Soliman Selmy There are many risks relating to man overboard (MOB) accidents including drowning, hypothermia, which […]

  • Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea

    Refugees, merchant shipping, the military and the Mediterranean. Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea: The Case of the Mediterranean Region By Evmorfia-Chrysovalantou Seiti The Journey for a Better Life “Migration has […]

  • Migrants, the Med and Merchants

    Suggestion fails to take into account military aims. Unemployed Seafarers on Passenger Vessels Could Rescue Migrants by Captain John Dalby Whilst acknowledging, indeed applauding, the great work being undertaken by […]

  • IMO Pushes new SAR Initiatives

    Improving search and rescue for shipping. IMO Pushes Ahead with SAR Initiatives By Wendy Laursen The IMO’s sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue held its third Session (NCSR3) […]

  • Shipping braced for migrant cost

    International conventions require vessels to help distressed migrant boats. Shipping industry braces for costs from migrant crisis By SARA SJOLIN The shipping industry faces a hit to profits from the […]

  • Bahrain yet to sign maritime rescue pact

    Issue referred back to committee level for study. Bahrain yet to sign maritime rescue pact BAHRAIN is yet to sign an international convention on maritime search and rescue that has […]