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Daring Tanker Attacks

A spate of daring high-seas attacks off Southeast Asia is stoking fears that its vital shipping lanes could once again become a hotspot for piracy unless regional powers act fast.For centuries, pirates were the scourge of the Malacca Strait — the strategic channel between Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore through which a third of global trade now ...

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Africa Unready to Tackle Security

Academics believe Africa is unable to tackle piracy owing to the unstable political regimes of many of the African littoral countries in the Indian Ocean Region.These weaknesses compound the problems of managing their maritime domains. The inability of these states to combat the threats regularly posed by maritime non-state actors has resulted in...

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Better Seafarer Protection

Filipino seafarers may soon enjoy better protection after the Philippine government voted in favor of amendments to the Maritime Labor Convention of 2006 (MLC, 2006).Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the amendments seek to address concerns on abandonment and ship owners’ liability in seafarers’ injury, illness, or death. “It is in o...

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Subsea Innovation Adds to BOP Safety

Subsea Innovation Adds to BOP Safety The Subsea Company has been busy innovating tomorrow’s standards with a recent launch of 16 standard drifts, designed in accordance with API 16A, Third Edition. Many companies are using these drifts to satisfy API 53 requirements as a worst-case safe guard in order to meet compliance and......

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KrisEnergy Contracts Jack-Up Rig

KrisEnergy Contracts Jack-Up Rig KrisEnergy Ltd. (“KrisEnergy”), an independent upstream oil and gas company, announces it has contracted the Key Gibraltar jack-up rig for development, appraisal and exploration drilling in two licenses in the Gulf of Thailand. The contract with Shelf Drilling (Southeast Asia) Limited,......

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Saipem Wins 2014 Premier's Sustainability Award

Saipem Wins 2014 Premier's Sustainability Award Saipem has won the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Award in Australia, for the category Innovation in Sustainable Technologies. The prize, awarded to Saipem for the construction of the Narrows Marine Crossing, is promoted by the Queensland Government’s Department for the Protection of......

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K Line to Invest in Next Generation Car Carriers

K Line to Invest in Next Generation Car Carriers Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line) is pleased to announce that on top of its recent identical 8-vessel shipbuilding contracts with delivery from 2015 to 2016, it has just been decided to order two additional new next generation 7,500 RT car carrier vessels with delivery in 2017 from Shin......

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New Authorizations from MA of Latvia

New Authorizations from MA of Latvia On 16 June 2014, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and the Maritime Administration of Latvia signed revised Annexes to the Agreement Governing the Delegation of Statutory Certification Services. The scope of RS authorization has been extended to include possibility to carry out surveys on......

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Tideworks Sets Move for New European Office

Tideworks Sets Move for New European Office Tideworks Technology®, Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that it is moving to a newly renovated office space at the World Port Building in Rotterdam to accommodate growth and better serve its customers in the......

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KOTC Delivery Ceremony of ClassNK

KOTC Delivery Ceremony of ClassNK The delivery ceremony for the M/T “Al Dasma”, constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) and delivered to Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. S.A.K. (KOTC) was held in Kuwait on 23 June 2014.    The Aframax Product Tanker, named the M/T “Al......

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