Union questions Minister over Brexit impact on UK seafarer certificates

The maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International is calling for top-level assurances that UK seafarers’ certificates will continue to be recognised within the European Union during and after the Brexit process. The Union has written to Shipping Minister John Hayes to request urgent clarification on what action is being taken by the UK to ensure that […]

Containership trio highlight upturn in activity at Gibdock

Gibdock’s success in attracting German ship owners to its facilities for shiprepair work continues to grow, with three German containerships docking at the Gibraltar yard within a six-week period during the last quarter of 2017. The Peter Döhle-owned, 2,785teu Rita, Ahrenkiel Steamship’s 1,300 teu AS Fatima and the 3,091 teu Louis S, owned by Schepers […]

WISTA UK event – dual role of flag states

Ship owners call on flag States to assist them in the interpretation of rules and regulations and to provide technical support during a meeting in London of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) UK heard. John Ramage, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of International Registries, Inc. (IRI), which provides administrative and technical support to the […]

Prevention at Sea gains Cyprus Flag Approval for its Oil Record Book software

Maritime technology and risk minimisation company, Prevention at Sea, has gained recognition from the Cyprus flag for its multi-award winning ε-ORB (Oil Record Book) software developed in conjunction with the Liberian Ship Registry. “This recognition from the Cyprus flag is so important to us, as this growing maritime cluster has the third largest fleet within […]

Foreship predicts one third of shipping will opt for exhaust gas scrubbers

Ship owners weighing up their future marine fuel choices after the 2020 IMO 0.5% sulphur cap should also consider oil company expectations that up to 30% of commercial shipping will gravitate back to high sulphur fuel oil by 2030, according to leading naval architecture and engineering consultancy Foreship. With just over 100 ships running on […]

Hackers could sink a bulk carrier says Pen Test Partners

Penetration testing experts Pen Test Partners have highlighted how hackers could sink a bulk carrier by manipulating the loading data of its hull stress monitoring systems (HSMS) to deliberately cause an imbalance of cargo on the vessel without the crew being aware. The consequences could be catastrophic with the vessel being put under intense strain […]