IMO'S MSC Meeting Preview

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 101st session, will take place June 5-14, 2019, and some of the highlights include amendments to SOLAS: The MSC is expected to consider, for adoption: • Draft amendments to the appendix to SOLAS, to the record of equipment, relating to rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch and operational mode indicator. • […]

Coalition widens search for missing Yemenis following boat tragedy

Socotrans call for resumption of flights from mainland to avoid such tragedies in future. By Saeed Al Batati Al Mukalla: Yemen minister of fisheries said on Monday that Saudi-led coalition ships and international anti-piracy navies along with a number of boats belonging to local fishermen have expanded the search for the missing Yemenis to Yemen […]

Indonesia, Singapore discuss shipping security at Malacca Strait

Denpasar (ANTARA News) – Officials from Indonesia and Singapore met here on Wednesday to discuss shipping security in the Malacca-Singapore Straits. The head of the Sub-Directorate of Buoy Base and Workshop of the Ministry of Transportation, Soedirman Said, said the Malacca-Singapore Straits lane is very crowded as it is the meeting point for up to […]

Strait of Malacca: Accident Waiting to Happen?

Growing concerns over maritime safety in SOMS.  Increasing traffic in the Strait of Malacca in the contested South China Sea region is causing much concern over the safety of the vessels, reported The Jakarta Post. Participants of a tripartite forum are looking to initiate control measures which they hope will prevent more accidents from occurring, […]

Call for Action on Human Rights at Sea "Without Exception"

Human Rights Not a Tick-The-Box Exercise. A week after the inaugural International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR) conference, held on September 14 at The Royal College of Surgeons in London, the positive repercussions of the event continue to reverberate. The event, titled “Respect, Responsibility and Remedy in the Maritime Environment,” delivered something new to the emerging maritime human […]

Bali: Explosion on boat kills one German tourist

An explosion on a tourist boat off the Indonesian island of Bali has killed at least one German tourist and injured 19 others, police say. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion but officials said it was not a bomb. The boat was carrying 35 passengers, all foreigners, and four crew, and was […]

Recession: Ship traffic into Nigerian ports drops by 51 per cent – NIMASA

“NIMASA was not set up to go after pirates”. Jeremiah Benameisigha The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the nation’s ports has witnessed 51 percent drop in inbound and outbound vessels. According to him, the Nigerian ports, which has been witnessing growth of its tonnage, […]

Singapore will spare no effort to improve maritime safety: Khaw

  MPA working to improve ferry safety in wake of Sea Prince passenger ferry incident in 2015. SINGAPORE: Singapore is sparing no effort to improve safety at sea, said Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister of Transport Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking at the inaugural International Safety@Sea Conference on Tuesday (Aug 30), he announced several new initiatives […]

Oman's Maritime Safety Gets Network Boost

New system should ensure safe passage and security in Omani waters.  Muscat – The sultanate’s vast coastline and the waters around its geographical boundary are now successfully secured with the state-of-the-art maritime communications network fully functional. Built in partnership with Qnective Middle East and Frequentis, the network will help introduce intensive ID, freight, and itinerary information monitoring […]