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The B Atlantic - SC - Attempted smuggling is not a malicious act

On 22 May 2018, the Supreme Court published its judgment in the case of the “B Atlantic”.[1]<p>The decision will be of particular interest to owners and …

ITIC Helps Limit Claim after Survey Vessel Capsize

In a recent dispute, International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) helped a naval architect to reduce the level of a claim by a shipbuilder for …

In US Gulf, Robots, Drones Take on Dangerous Offshore Oil Work

At BP's massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a dog-sized robot called Maggie uses magnetic tracks to creep along pipes …

S. Africa Becoming Preferred Destination for Ship Arrests

At the recent annual Maritime Law Conference (MLA) held at Arabella in the Western Cape, various prominent government and international speakers took …

Containers lost at sea..!!!! Why it happens and what to do when it happens..

<b>Containers lost at sea……. Hmmmmm, what does that mean..??</b><p>As part of global trade, in 2016, approximately 130 million containers packed with cargo …

Shipowners face risk of criminal liability for illegal demolition of end-of-life vessels

A Rotterdam court has found Dutch reefer operator Seatrade and two of its directors criminally liable last week for illegally selling vessels for …

Hong Kong

Muhammad Arif Hanif on LinkedIn: "19 March 18 - Vessel Collision at Port Karachi, Pakistan. Today one Container vessel hit another container vessel at Berth. The accident occurred at South Asian Pakistan Terminal Port Karachi"

Muhammad Arif Hanif on LinkedIn: "19 March 18 - Vessel Collision at Port Karachi, Pakistan. Today one Container vessel hit another container …

Shipping

Trade Wars Will Hurt Container Shipping First and Dry Bulk Trade at a Later Stage

While for some it seems surreal to be talking about trade wars in the era of globalization of trade, it seems that we have drawn into such …

Economy

Collision between general cargo ship Saga Sky and barge Stema Barge II resulting in subsea power cables damage

Accident Investigation Report 3/2018<p>Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons learned and …

What To Do When Your Ship Is Dragging Anchor?

A merchant vessel is said to be having a “dragging anchor” when the vessel drifts without holding power inspite of being anchored. Dragging anchor …

How P & I Clubs Work - Procedure for Accident Response

Protection and Indemnity or better known as P & I Clubs are a compilation of non-profit making organizations controlled by ship-owners and operators …

Q&A: Rights of Seafarers to Arrest A Ship in Indian Port for Unpaid or Underpaid Wages

According to ITF, seafarers are one of the most exploited and abused group of workers in the world. Exploitation, abuse and corruption have been …

Zombie fleet swells as scammers fake registrations

Hundreds of vessels around the world are essentially trading as a zombie fleet with scams growing when it comes to registering ships, the …

United Nations

Petrobras and Sete Brasil agree on mediator in legal dispute

Brazil’s state oil firm Petrobras and oil rig chartering company Sete Brasil Participacoes have agreed on an out-of-court mediator in their legal …

Petrobras

Rowan Considers Buying Maersk Drilling

Houston-based Rowan Drilling is said to be looking at the possibility of buying Maersk Group's drilling division, one of four energy-related assets …

Oil

Shin Yang takes legal action against Gemilang Raya Maritime

Malaysian shipping and shipbuilding group Shin Yang Shipping Corporation has filed a claim in the North Jakarta District Court against PT Gemilang …

Asia

Mayday! 17 Mysterious Shipwrecks You Can See on Google Earth

1 of 18<p>Google spies shipwrecks<p>The world's most famous shipwreck may be the RMS Titanic, but the remains of the luxury steamship are visible only to …

Shipwrecks