Category archives for: Naval News

Update: Cammell Laird Strike Averted

Update: Cammell Laird Strike Averted

GMB members at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead  have voted to accept an improved pay offer and have called off the dispute in the yard over pay. The new agreement will cover the next three years and will provide the workforce with a guaranteed increase in their pay rates says GMB. Albie McGuigan, GMB Regional Officer, […]

Hundreds Feared Dead as Boat Sinks off Libya

Hundreds Feared Dead as Boat Sinks off Libya

The Libyan navy has reported sinking of a boat, carrying close to 250 African immigrants trying to get to Europe, off the coast of Libya, on Sunday, September 14, according to Reuters. Libyan navy spokesperson reported that out of approximately 250 people estimated to have been aboard the boat that sunk off Tajoura, 26 have been rescued […]

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

The National Transportation Safety Board has released “Safer Seas 2013: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations,” a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2013, organized by vessel type with links to the more detailed accident reports. The introductory message from Tracy Morrell NTSB Director, Office of Marine Safety says that the goal of the report […]

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

The 9th annual Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at the Beurs World Trade Center in Rotterdam. During the 2014 event the organizer, Navingo BV, welcomed 4.449 visitors and 131 exhibitors, making this the most comprehensive career event in maritime and offshore industry. In 2015, the […]

Is Piracy Prosecution Model Applicable to Maritime Drug Smuggling?

Is Piracy Prosecution Model Applicable to Maritime Drug Smuggling?

In the last four years the traffic of heroin destined to Europe and North Africa has shifted dramatically from the northern routes to the southern maritime routes. Naval forces belonging to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) – a coalition of 30 states headquartered in Bahrain – have seized more than four tons of heroin in […]

The Dutch Show Their Might at SMM

The Dutch Show Their Might at SMM

  As this year’s SMM conference and exhibition in Hamburg is expected to be the largest so far, the same goes for the Holland Pavilion at the fair. Earlier today Monique van Daalen, Dutch Ambassador for the Netherlands in Germany has officially opened the Holland Pavilion at the international shipping trade fair in Hamburg. At […]

Kelvin Hughes Pulling Out All Stops at SMM

Kelvin Hughes Pulling Out All Stops at SMM

Kelvin Hughes is launching and demonstrating a host of new products and services at SMM 2014, including a port security radar system, specialist mission radome radar and displays, Voyage Data Recorders and the latest version of ChartCo PassageManager software. This is by far the biggest and broadest set of new products and offerings that Kelvin […]

Video: MOAS In Action

Video: MOAS In Action

Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) provided several hours of assistance to Italy’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) yesterday, conducting the rescue of approximately 700 migrants, Malta Today reports. Migrants, mostly Syrian, Palestinians, and Eritreans, among them a two-day old infant, were intercepted in MOAS-Rome coordinated action in the Mediterranean. MOAS’ ship Phoenix was involved in two […]

All Eyes on SMM Hamburg

All Eyes on SMM Hamburg

The SMM international trade fair of the maritime industry has officially been opened in Hamburg. Every two years representatives of the maritime industry and experts from all over the world gather in Hamburg to showcase innovative developments and leading-edge technologies, and discuss the industry’s prospects. (SMM: shipbuilding, machinery, marine technology). The opening ceremony of the […]

Far Sirius to the Rescue

Far Sirius to the Rescue

Seven Indonesian seafarers caught a lucky break after being rescued by Norwegian flagged, Australian-crewed vessel the Far Sirius last Thursday, September 4. The seven Indonesian crew had spent more than 10 hours in the Java Sea after their ship had sunk the night before, according to the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) delegate Jimbo Williams. […]

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