Regional agreement on maritime piracy to broaden scope to other illicit maritime activity

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden is set to significantly broaden its scope. Signatories to the Djibouti Code of Conduct have agreed to work towards extending its remit to address other illicit maritime activity that threatens […]

Crowley veteran Craig Tornga appointed VP of Stakeholder Relations in Alaska

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that company veteran Craig Tornga has assumed the role of Vice President of stakeholder relations for Alaska, and will coordinate with all of Crowley’s Alaska business units to leverage relevant company relationships. Mr Tornga will relocate from Houston to Anchorage, and continue to report to Rocky Smith, Senior Vice President […]

Speed can save life

The state-of-the-art search and rescue boat Idar Ulstein was named in Ulsteinvik yesterday (Thursday), the latest newbuild in the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue’s fleet. RS Idar Ulstein is the first vessel in the new ‘Ulstein class’, named after ULSTEIN’s long-time CEO. Idar Ulstein was named by lady sponsor Gunvor Ulstein in a ceremony in […]

Human Performance and Limitation for Mariners published by The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute has published its latest book, Human Performance and Limitation for Mariners, which builds on a concept first introduced in the aviation industry that was responsible for a massive reduction in accidents. This concept will enable seafarers to make the best use of their physical and mental abilities in the challenging shipboard environment. […]