There are many factors within the whole process of pilot embarkation. There remains an excellent focus on ships’ rigging of pilot ladders – to minimise their movement and to improve their integrity. However, the fact that pilots are still falling (even when ladders are legally compliant) suggests that we need to ..
Major shipping industry trade associations BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko met in London yesterday to consider the transformational issues affecting the sector. Top of the agenda were the preparations for the implementation of the 2020 Global Sulphur Limit. With less than four months to go until the introduction of ..
Australian authorities have detained a second vessel at a Queensland port after crew members reported being owed more than AU$100,000 in unpaid wages. The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Xing Jing Hai, owned by Chinese company Ocean Prosperity and managed by Dalian Shipping, was delivering clinker — a material used in the ..
East-Coast Australian commercial fishers are getting together tomorrow in Sydney with scientists from across Australia to look at ways to reduce whale entanglements. The Professional Fishermen’s Association of NSW (PFA) advised that through investment by the Commonwealth Government’s “National Landcare Program – ..
I have a dim and distant memory of a black and white war film that we probably watched on deck in the tropics to great enthusiasm. “Damn the torpedoes – full ahead and give her all you’ve got Mister!” said the heroic captain of this cheesy epic, which is the only thing that has been retained in my memory. The film ..
Western Australian boatbuilder Dongara Marine has delivered a second Berkeley-class pilot boat to the port of Fremantle. Named Genesis it joins Berkeley, which has been operating with great success in the Western Australian port since 2015. Whereas the earlier delivery is owned by Fremantle Pilots, Harbour Services ..
The Sheriff’s Office of Santa Barbara County, California, has confirmed that the last missing victim of a deadly fire aboard a recreational diving vessel earlier ..
Spectrum Offshore has completed 18 months of construction support surveys for Ørsted at the Hornsea One offshore wind farm in the UK. The scope of work included ..