Carisbrooke Shipping welcomes eight modern 8000 dwt general cargo vessels to its fleet

Carisbrooke Shipping recently welcomed eight modern, high quality 8000dwt general cargo vessels to their commercially-managed fleet, now in excess of 60 vessels (5 to19k dwt), and with 31 of those vessels in the 6800-8500 dwt size bracket. TIP Oslom, TIP Copenhagen, TIP Helsinki, TIP Bremen, TIP Stockholm, TIP Leer, TIP Emden and Cremona (built 2003-2005), […]

Simulating marine collisions for a safer future

International design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group has created a ship manoeuvring simulator as part of the maritime casualty investigation process. Collisions at sea have always been a major risk for seafarers and while the exact numbers of incidents that take place across the globe each year are hard to quantify, the number […]

ClassNK releases annual report on Port State Control

Classification society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. The report aims to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing information about ships detained by PSC as well as deficiencies that were found onboard from many port states in 2014. PSC inspections ensure that vessels departing the […]

Crowley-Managed USNS Impeccable rescues 11 fishermen from Sinking Vessel in South China Sea

The Crowley-managed, USNS Impeccable – a Military Sealift Command (MSC) Impeccable class, ocean surveillance ship – heroically rescued 11 fishermen struggling to stay afloat on a sinking vessel that had been adrift for five days in the South China Sea. While enroute to Subic Bay, Philippines, on 19th July, Impeccable’s on-watch lookout spotted lights, and […]

2015 on track for record hijackings in South East Asia

High demand for illicit oil, together with a well-established black market, will continue to drive maritime attacks in South East Asia over the coming months, meaning small tanker owners face operational, financial and security threats, warns leading maritime security provider PVI. PVI, one of the world’s largest private maritime security companies and part of Protection Group […]

MSC Australia Express service begins calling at DP World London Gateway Port

The MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company Australia Express Service is to begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port, the UK’s newest deep-sea terminal, following changes to the service. The service will now provide direct calls between DP World London Gateway Port, King Abdullah port in Saudi Arabia, Colombo in Sri Lanka and ports around the […]

Bibby Ship Management employees take on the Grand Canyon in charity trek

Two employees of Bibby Ship Management, part of Bibby Line Group, are set to embark on a trekking and camping challenge in the Grand Canyon to raise money for charity. Colleagues Sandra Corrigan and Nicky Davenport are set to trek 10-15 miles a day in 80 degrees heat and they will be camping in a Native American […]

Mersey Maritime celebrates ‘The Glorious Twelfth’

The theme for this year’s Mersey Maritime drinks reception is ‘The Glorious Twelfth’. Based around the date that marks the official opening of the grouse shooting season, Mersey Maritime has invited its highest level members to Café 4748 located on Birkenhead’s historic Georgian-style Hamilton Square on 12th August. Sponsored by the Beech Group, members will […]

Videotel supports concentrated Inspection Campaign For Enclosed Spaces

Videotel, the international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, has backed the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on crew familiarisation for enclosed space entry recently launched by the maritime authorities of Tokyo and Paris. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, said the dangers of seafarers entering enclosed spaces without the necessary […]

First Yemen aid ship under ESCGS protection

The first UN aid ship to arrive in war-torn Yemen for more than four months was under the armed protection of ESC Global Security while it unloaded more than 7,000 tonnes of food and medicine in Aden. ESC Global Security (ESCGS), an independent security consultant, was chosen by shipping agents to protect Han Zhi, which […]

Mast recognised as an Investor in People

Maritime security company MAST has been awarded the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating their commitment to provide a high quality service through realising the potential of their people. Commenting on the award, Phillip Cable, CEO of MAST, said: “We are delighted to achieve the Investors in People (IIP) Silver standard. The maritime security world […]