Estonian cruise ship Silja Europa to accommodate security staff during G7 summit in the UK-UPDATE

MS Silja Europa, owned by the Estonian shipping company, Tallink, will be moored in Falmouth, UK, and used by the British police to accommodate about 1,000 officers who will help safeguard the G7 summit in Cornwall this June.

Ever Given was travelling too fast: SCA

In the ongoing tit-for-tat between the Suez Canal Authority and Japanese owner Shoei Kisen over who was to blame for the blockage on the key waterway in March, the Egyptians have hit back.

Unvaccinated Seafarers Put Shipping in ‘Legal Minefield’, Says ICS

The shipping trade group has warned that lack of access to vaccinations for the world’s seafarers puts shipping in a ‘legal minefield’, while leaving global supply chains vulnerable.

America’s Largest Port Starts COVID-19 Vaccinations

The shots were a welcome relief for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members who snapped up the appointments in about 20 minutes.

6 Ukrainian sailors rescued from pirates

Zelensky expressed gratitude to Ukrainian diplomats and everyone who had a stake in the sailors' release.

China Seeks Details About Chinese Crew After Tankers Seized by Indonesia

China said on Wednesday it was seeking details about 25 of its nationals who were among 61 crew on two supertankers seized by Indonesia on suspicion of illegally transferring oil.

Container ship attacked, boarded, Gulf of Guinea

Meanwhile contact has been established with the crew of the vessel who have taken shelter in the citadel of the ship.

S. Korea Sends Diplomats to Tehran to Negotiate Tanker's Release

Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun, who was previously scheduled to visit Tehran this coming weekend, is among the participants.

Rio Tinto appoints former Maersk man as its new CEO

Australian miner Rio Tinto has appointed Jakob Stausholm as chief executive, effective January 1, replacing Jean-Sébastien Jacques who will step down and leave the group by the end of March.

For Maritime Workers, ‘Essential’ Designation Means Access to Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines emerge, the importance of allowing travel and vaccinating maritime workers, who are viewed as “essential” in certain-but-not-all cases, has come to the fore.

U.S. Blacklists More Companies Over Iranian Petrochemical Exports

“The United States will act against persons who support illicit actors engaged in the movement of Iranian petroleum and petrochemical sales,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement.

Captain of Ill-Fated Dive Boat Indicted on 34 Counts of Manslaughter

On Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted the captain of the ill-fated dive boat Conception on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter - one for each passenger and crewmember who died in a fire aboard the vessel in September 2019.

AMSA orders Chinese owners to repatriate crew onboard ship almost two years

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has ordered Tianjin Shun Xin Yuan Shipping to repatriate nine crewmembers who have been onboard general cargo ship Brio Faith for more than 12 months.

DP World faces Shreyas shareholder opposition to acquisition

Dubai-based port operator DP World is facing trouble with the minority shareholders of Shreyas Shipping who have objected to the port giant’s proposal to acquire the cargo and logistics businesses of Shreyas, The Economic Times reports.

Beng Tee Tan leaves MPA to head Singapore Maritime Foundation

The lady who has done more than most to transform Singapore into the international maritime hub it is today is shifting from her state role to the private sector.

Ulstein appoints Cathrine Marti as new CEO

Ulstein Group has appointed Cathrine Marti as its new CEO, taking over from Gunvor Ulstein who has decided to step down from the role after 22 years.

Evergreen Marine names new chairman

Taiwanese shipping line Evergreen Marine has announced the appointment of Chang Yen-I as the new chairman of the company, replacing Anchor Chang who has moved to Taipei Port Container Terminal (TPCT) as chairman.

Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Attack Indian Navy

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine men who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda - including an attack on Indian Navy facilities, according to local media.

European Support to Retrain Spain's Unemployed From Shipbuilding Jobs

The European Commission is proposing to provide significant aid to assist in Spain in the transition of employees in shipbuilding related businesses who lost their jobs due to global shifts in shipbuilding.

Kidnapped crew members of Curacao Trader freed

The 13 crew members of product tanker MT Curacao Trader, who were kidnapped off Benin back in July, have been released and are all safe and well.