The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that the threat is still present. The latest IMB Piracy Report shows 49 piracy incidents in the first quarter of 2014 – the lowest first quarter figure since 2007, when 41 incidents were recorded.
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BMT Asia Pacific (BMT) today announced the completion of a major strategic study – “Enhancing Hong Kong’s Position as an International Maritime Centre (IMC)”, undertaken on behalf of the Hong Kong Transport and Housing Bureau. The study aims to plot a development roadmap and strategy that will enable Hong Kong to remain a successful IMC in an increasingly competitive region.
Sumitomo Corporation has arranged for the manufacture and outfitting of the world’s first long rail transport vessel (“the Vessel”) for the transport of 150 m steel rails (“long rails”) manufactured by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (“NSSMC”) at its Yawata Works facility.
The International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, adopted at a Diplomatic Conference organised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in Nairobi in 2007, will enter into force on 14th April 2015, 12 months after ten states have ratified it. Those 10 States are: Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, India, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Palau and the United Kingdom.
Poor visibility and lack of proper watch keeping at the bridge lead to grounding of the vessel and contact with moored barges during pilotage. Read inside to find out the reason behind this accident.
Watch the video showing the crew of a fishing vessel working in heavy weather. An extremely tough and dangerous job for the crew.
Korean Register (KR), an IACS member classification society, has released the world’s first mobile app containing all up-to-date IMO conventions.
A 88-metre cargo ship with steering problems battled gale force winds and seas of up to ten metres 15 miles west of the Skerryvore light house. Lifeboats from Barra and Tobermory stood by for over 24 hours.
In order to make sure Shell’s Prelude FLNG project can transfer its liquid cargo in one of the loneliest places on the planet; 200km’s off the north-west coast of Australia, a new technology ‘arms of innovation’ has been developed for the first time.