Shipping Industry Calls EU to Expand Migrant Rescue Efforts

Shipping Industry Calls for Expanded Rescue Efforts in the Med

The German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) has called upon the federal government and the EU heads of state and ...

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Panic Buttons on Board Ships Can Help Curb Pirate Attacks

Panic Buttons on Board Ships Can Help Curb Pirate Attacks

Installation of panic buttons on board vessels transiting piracy-infested Malacca Strait and neighboring waters ...

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Gulf of Guinea Poses Ongoing Threat of Seafarer Kidnap

Gulf of Guinea Poses Ongoing Threat of Seafarer Kidnap

The Gulf of Guinea proved to be one of the most dangerous piracy hotpots for mariners, according to maritime ...

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Maritime Trade in Yemen, Bab El Mandeb under Growing Pressure

Bab El Mandeb

Maritime trade is under growing impact of the actions of the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Saudi coalition ...

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Canadian Coast Guard Releases Marathassa

Canadian Coast Guard Releases Marathassa

The Canadian Coast Guard on April 21 released the cargo ship M/V Marathassa found responsible for spilling ...

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BAE Systems Stays in San Francisco

BAE Systems Stays in San Francisco

The San Francisco Port Commission has executed a new 20-year lease agreement with BAE Systems for maritime ship ...

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Italy Arrests Two Shipwreck Survivors for Trafficking

Italy Arrests Two Shipwreck Survivors for Trafficking

Sicilian police arrested two suspected people traffickers who were among 28 survivors of what may be the worst ...

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South Korea Approves Sewol Ferry Salvage Plan

South Korea Approves Sewol Ferry Salvage Plan

South Korea has approved plans to raise the Sewol ferry that sunk in April last year killing more than 300 people, ...

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IMB: Coastal Tanker Hijacked Every 2 Weeks in SE Asia

Coastal tanker hijacked every 2 weeks in SE Asia

A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the ...

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EU Ministers Agree on 10-Point Action Plan on Migration

Maltese emergency workers in Senglea collecting bodies from the Mediterranean disaster at the weekend.

The European Union’s foreign and interior ministers approved a 10-point plan of the immediate actions to be ...

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24 Dead, 650 Missing in Latest Capsizing in the Mediterranean

24 Dead, 650 Missing in Latest Capsizing in the Mediterranean

650 out of around 700 migrants reported to be aboard a boat that overturned in the Mediterranean on April 18 are ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (13-17 of Apr)

Readers’ Picks of the Week

Oleg Naydenov Sinks off Canary Islands A Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov sank some 15 miles off Punta Maspalomas, the ...

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Italian Navy Frees Fishing Boat Hijacked off Libya

Italian Navy Frees Fishing Boat Hijacked off Libya

The Italian Navy reported today that it took control of an Italian fishing boat hijacked last night in ...

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USCG Cutter Offloads 14 Tons of Cocaine in San Diego

USCG Cutter Offloads 14 Tons of Cocaine in San Diego

US Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returned to San Diego on Thursday with more than 28,000 pounds (approx. 14 tons) of ...

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Spain Criticized for Towing Burning Trawler to Open Seas

Oleg

The environmental organization Greenpeace has criticized Spanish authorities for towing the burning Russian trawler ...

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Sewol Anniversary Marked by Protests

Sewol Anniversary Marked by Protests

Protesters and family members of 304 victims who died one year ago in the Sewol ferry sinking stopped the planned ...

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PCG Detains Two Cargo Ships at Sablayan Port

PCG Detains Two Cargo Ships at Sablayan Port

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) apprehended two cargo ships for leaving the Sablayan Port without clearance last ...

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USCG Imposing Conditions on Ships Arriving from Libya

USCG Imposing Conditions on Ships Arriving from Libya

The US Coast Guard is imposing conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the United States after having called at ...

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Oleg Naydenov Sinks off Canary Islands

Oleg Naydenov Sinks off Canary Islands

A Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov sank some 15 miles off Punta Maspalomas, the Canary Islands, at around 22:45 local ...

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AMSA Suspends Search for Man Overboard off Fraser Island

AMSA Suspends Search for Man Overboard off Fraser Island

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has suspended a search for a man overboard from a bulk carrier, ...

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US Court Affirms Life Sentences for Somali Pirates

US Court Affirms Life Sentences for Somali Pirates

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down an appeal from two Somali men who were convicted of abducting ...

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400 Missing After Boat Capsizes in the Mediterranean

400 Missing After Boat Capsizes in the Mediterranean

Italian naval forces are searching for as many as 400 people, many of whom are thought to be unaccompanied ...

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Irish Cruise Passenger Missing in the Caribbean

Irish Cruise Passenger Missing in the Caribbean

US Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing passenger from the Croisières de France cruise ship Horizon ...

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Russian Trawler Burning for Days off Canary Islands

Russian Trawler Burning for Three Days off Canaries

Spanish authorities are still trying to contain a fire that erupted onboard a Russian fishing trawler Oleg Naydenov ...

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Nigerian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack in Lagos

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Nigerian navy thwarted a pirate attack in Lagos over the weekend targeting a product tanker loaded with petroleum ...

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2,800 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean in Two Days

2,800 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean in Two Days

Some 2,800 migrants were rescued off the Italian coast this last weekend, bringing the total number of arrivals ...

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Major Drug Bust for Colombian Navy

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The Colombian Navy seized 5.2 tons of cocaine aboard a merchant ship named Altic off the country’s Pacific ...

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