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Keep informed with daily analysis and insight on safety and security issues affecting shipping. From piracy activities to the latest safety measures to casualties

Bulker took five missile hits as Houthis claim responsibility

The Iran-backed rebel group also claimed to have attacked several other vessels in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, although these have not been confirmed elsewhere

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

Seafarer dies after 30 ft fall

An investigation by the ship’s operator and flag state is underway and efforts are being made to repatriate the seafarer to his family

Casualty Safety

Basilisk crew freed after pirate boarding

A EU Navy Forces helicopter and frigate secured the vessel and its crew after the unauthorised boarding yesterday

Risk and Compliance Piracy and Security

MPV boarded off Somalia in suspected hijacking

The Liberia-flagged Basilisk was en route to Abu Dhabi from Rotterdam and came under attack just over 400 nautical miles off the Somalian coast

Containers Piracy and Security

Greek bulk carrier reports near-miss in Red Sea

The latest attack in the Red Sea follows reports by US Central Command that its forces shot down drones in Houthi-controlled parts of Yemen

Red Sea Risk Dry Bulk

Secret ship inspection deals and certification scams raise safety concerns

Port state control officials have raised concerns about growing amounts of fake seafarer certification scams and several attempts by flag state authorities to bypass ship safety inspections

Risk and Compliance Regulation

Iran claims sanctioned satellite services are jeopardising shipping safety

Iran’s latest complaints regarding access to Global Maritime Distress and Safety System are not expected to gain much traction inside the IMO, but the wider issue of safety and environmental fallout from sanctions is starting to concern member states

Sanctions Risk and Compliance

International tensions and climate change fundamentally reshaping industry’s risk profile, Allianz argues

British Isles overtake eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea as top location for casualties over past decade

Risk and Compliance Insurance

Houthis yet to make good on latest round of threats

The attack on MSC Orion in the Indian Ocean sparked concerns the Houthis would hit ships further afield, but so far they have not managed this

Red Sea Risk Risk and Compliance

Houthis attack Greek tanker in Red Sea, crew unhurt

The 2003-built Wind was sailing from Russia to China when it was hit

Red Sea Risk Tankers and Gas

Three still missing after cargoship sinks off Romania

Eight of the 11 crew were rescued by Romanian authorities and commercial vessels, but three Syrian seafarers are still missing after Mohammed- Z and Michel collided off Constanta

Casualty Safety

ITF designates Gabon and Eswatini flags of convenience

‘Maersk’s of this world’ don’t abandon seafarers themselves but are ‘complicit’ by using open registries, Crumlin charges

Sanctions Political Risk and Trade
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