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UK P&I Club launches offshore cover providing a comprehensive package to meet liabilities and losses incurred by Members

The UK P&I Club, in conjunction with Thomas Miller Specialty Offshore (TMSO), has launched a range of insurance covers for its Members operating in the Offshore arena to meet any incurred liabilities and losses. The products cover a wide range of operations such as anchor handling, tug and supply, offshore and diving support, offshore construction, pipe and … Read More...

Poseidon Navigation Services enters chart supply agreement with Hapag-Lloyd

Leading global containership carrier Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Poseidon Navigation Services Ltd as the supplier of all Chart Management Services for the fleet managed by Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg. The appointment, announced after an in-depth evaluation process, starts immediately and will include Poseidon Navigation Services’ ‘Challenger’ software platform which will … Read More...

The Strike Club and The Standard Club announce plans to combine

The Boards of marine mutual insurers, The Strike Club and The Standard Club, have announced plans for The Strike Club to join The Standard Club group. On approval, the transaction will provide members of The Strike Club with the stability and A-rated financial security of being part of a larger mutual insurer with over $460 million free reserves. Members of The … Read More...

MarineTraffic appoints COO

Global ship tracking and intelligence company MarineTraffic has appointed Nikos Psaltopoulos as its first ever Chief Operating Officer (COO) to bolster the firm's ambitious 2020 vision. The Athens-headquartered company has grown significantly and is working to make MarineTraffic a more vital tool than ever before for maritime professionals through more data and … Read More...

Nearly half of maritime companies spending less than $10k a year on cyber security, according to survey

Nearly half of the respondents to a survey on maritime cyber security said they were spending less than $10,000 a year on security per year. Philip Thomas, Partner at international law firm Reed Smith described the findings as “striking” in a webinar held yesterday (Thursday) to reveal the results of the 18th Annual Maritime Cyber Security Survey, conducted by … Read More...

Southampton Seafarers’ Centre celebrates first anniversary

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society will celebrate the first anniversary of its Southampton Seafarers’ Centre at 108 East Street this Saturday (13th October). Since its opening, the centre, which is run by a committed team of staff and volunteers, has seen more than 7,000 seafarers walk through its doors. The centre is designed to feel like a home … Read More...

Culpable at sea, innocent on land – Criminalisation cited as biggest fear for seafarers

A new survey by the maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International has found criminalisation remains a major worry for those working in the industry, with nearly 90% worried about the risk of prosecution. The survey of over 500 seafarers, announced at the organisation’s UK branch symposium in Liverpool, found nearly three quarters of respondents (70%) … Read More...

AET names LNG dual-fuel aframaxes

AET, one of the world's leading petroleum and chemical tanker owners and operators, today named its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu. The vessels were inaugurated at a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. Both vessels have been taken on long-term charter by Shell International … Read More...

New MCA seafarer training centre and crew residence opens in Phuket

Galileo Maritime Academy has this month announced the completion of its new architect designed professional crew training centre and crew residence in Phuket, Thailand. The ‘T’ shaped buildings comprise state-of-the-art training and recreation rooms, a seafarer medical centre, a culinary arts and hospitality school, a three-metre deep survival training pool and … Read More...

Jordan on final fundraising leg in Afghanistan

Familiar maritime industry figure Jordan Wylie is in Afghanistan on the final leg of his gruelling Running Dangerously challenge to raise money for the education of children in three war-torn countries. The former British soldier and now maritime security consultant, author and ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaigner, sees him attempt to complete a 10K, half marathon … Read More...

Wave of scrubber installations being planned to meet sulphur cap – DNV GL webinar

A huge wave of scrubber installations are being planned in preparation to meet compliance with the 0.5% sulphur cap which will be implemented in January 2020. That’s according to classification society DNV GL, which held a webinar yesterday (Wednesday) to inform owners, managers and other stakeholders about retrofits. There are currently 1,850 ships with … Read More...

North P&I Club celebrates new, larger office opening in Piraeus

North P&I Club celebrated the opening of its new office in Piraeus, Greece, yesterday with an open-house reception for around 350 representatives from the Greek shipping community. The reception, which took place at North’s new office on Filonos Street, was attended by North’s Greek shipowner members, brokers and lawyers. The event was hosted by North’s Chief … Read More...

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