The cargo ship El Faro’s voyage data recorder was located early Tuesday morning in 15,000 feet of water, about 41 miles (36 nautical miles) northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, by a team of investigators and scientists using remotely operated undersea search equipment.
Archives for April 2016
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed this week that the Baltic Sea special area for sewage discharges from passenger ships under Annex IV or the MARPOL Convention will take effect by latest 2021 for IMO registered passenger vessels. However, in certain cases of direct passages between St. Petersburg area and the North Sea there is a two-year extension to the deadline, until 2023.
Last week, the Panama Canal participated as a part of the Panamanian delegation 69th Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting that took place in London, United Kingdom.
The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) has commissioned an in depth study into the implementation and enforcement of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), which came into force in August 2013. The study will be carried out by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI).
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (“SSI”), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, believes that the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) recent Marine Environmental Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 69) has failed to achieve the required minimum outcome. Before MEPC 69, the SSI, as well as many other member states and industry bodies, called […]
The Coast Guard published a news release announcing that it is expanding Automatic Identification System (AIS) requirements to include additional commercial vessels.
The Panama Canal began accepting transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels for commercial transits through the Expanded Canal starting on June 27, 2016.
UK maritime trade promotion body Maritime London has welcomed the findings of research published today by the City of London Corporation which show that the UK is the world’s leading maritime business services hub.
Norwegian explorer cruise line Hurtigruten and the shipyard Kleven signs a letter of intent for the construction of up to four new explorer ships. The first vessel is to be completed the summer of 2018.