Royal seal of approval for Fleetwood Nautical Campus

Fleetwood Nautical Campus in the UK has received the Royal seal of approval from Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, as she recently visited the site to officially open new facilities.  During her visit Her Royal Highness took the opportunity to tour the campus and speak to staff and students, as well as cutting the ribbon […]

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping

A port chaplain from seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea has spoken of his visits to a containership that this week had four of its crew kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. It was reported that the containership Hansa Marburg was attacked on Monday 130 miles south-west of the port of Malabo. […]

Columbia announces tighter environmental controls following $10.4million fine

Columbia Shipmanagement has announced new tightened environmental controls following its $10.4million fine imposed for environmental crimes on four ships. In March, Columbia Shipmanagement (Deutschland) and Columbia Shipmanagement in Cyprus pleaded guilty to felony obstruction justice charges and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution after investigations, launched last year following ‘whistleblowing’ from crew members on the […]

GE teams up with Shanghai Maritime University to help develop China’s shipping industry

GE has signed an agreement with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) to help improve the capabilities of the shipping engineering community in China by providing laboratory facilities and cooperating on research and innovation projects.  Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) is a multi-disciplinary university that encompasses such areas as engineering, management, economics, law, liberal arts, and science, with […]

Bureau Veritas sets up system to slash MLC compliance time

Class society Bureau Veritas has set up a web-based system which it says will help ship owners to cut certification time for the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 dramatically. BV says the system is needed because some ship owners are leaving it until late to seek the necessary MLC certification. An addition to the services available […]


      Crewsure has appointed G2 Crew Services, the recently formed partnership between Griffin Global Group Limited and Gulf Agency Company Limited to act as its global Correspondent.  Crewsure provides medical and personal accident insurance directly to crew and is underwritten by the Munich Group, one of the world’s leading Insurance Companies. The benefits […]