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Lawmakers told foreign ships threatening US maritime sector

Many of the laws governing American ships — considered some of the most stringent in the world — are not being applied to foreign vessels operating in U.S. waters, a spokesman for the U.S.-flag...

Study sounds alarm on climate change for future generations

A child born today faces multiple and life-long health harm from climate change, growing up in a warmer world with risks of food shortages, infectious diseases, floods and extreme heat, a major global study...

World’s Billionaires Losing Trust in Banks?

The highest-earning big shots hardly appear to be cherishing much hope for hefty returns in 2020, especially following marked wealth dips in 2018. According to a new survey conducted by UBS Global Wealth Management and cited...

Commonwealth leaders urged to pass laws protecting workers from slavery

World leaders should take aim at modern slavery in corporate supply chains at a global summit next year, labor rights activists said on Wednesday, calling for laws to compel companies to tackle worker exploitation...

Piracy and armed robbery drops in Asia in Jan-Oct 2019

A total of seven incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in October 2019, ReCAAP ISC said in its monthly piracy report. ReCAAP ISC is concerned of the increase of incidents...

Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurt

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil...

TT Talk – Ship berthing incidents

It is perhaps surprisingly common for things to go wrong in the processes around berthing ships, particularly in terms of manoeuvring in the port area and mooring. Aimed at the ship/port interface, read on...

Ransomware attack at Mexico’s Pemex halts work, threatens to cripple computers

A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major...

ABS Issues Industry-Leading Guide for Firefighting for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers

The ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers has just been published, in an industry first. The guide is the first of its kind to address firefighting and safety systems of cargo holds...

UK lowers security level for its ships in Strait of Hormuz

Britain lowered its security risk level for UK-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, more than a month after one of its tankers was finally released from detention by Iran. The Stena...