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Abu Sayyaf 'likely' behind Vietnam freighter attack

ReCAAP issues crew kidnap warning for ships in Malaysia, Philippines

  A warning issued in May over members of the Abu Sayyaf group looking to kidnap crew from ships in waters in the southern Philippines and East Malaysia has been...

ICS asks ships to sound horns on July 8  

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling on all ships to sound their horns again at 12 noon on 8 July, the day before a summit meeting on crew change on 9...

ICS calls on ships to sound horns July 8  

ICS calls on ships to sound horns July 8  

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling on all ships to sound their horns again at 12 noon on 8 July, the day before a summit meeting on crew...

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

  Seafarers are going to start enforcing their right to stop working, leave ships and return home with assistance from unions, the International Transport...

IMO shuts headquarters over coronavirus

‘Keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing’

  The world’s reliance on maritime transport makes it more important than ever to keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing, and to support...

50,000 Filipinos seafarers trapped onboard ships

50,000 Filipinos seafarers trapped onboard ships

  Between 40,000 and 50,000 Filipinos seafarers were stuck on board cargo ships and waiting for their replacement crews after international ports around the globe...

Panama imposes $10,000 fine on ships tampering with transponders

Panama imposes $10,000 fine on ships tampering with transponders

Panama’s Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately...

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U.S. warns mariners to stay clear of its ships in Gulf 

  In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or...

Pirates board two ships; kidnap seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates board two ships; kidnap seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

  Two new pirate attacks that resulted in the kidnapping of seafarers have been reported in the Gulf of Guinea. It appears that both incidents could be related. On...

Ships to sound horns for seafarers on May 1 

Ships to sound horns for seafarers on May 1 

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) are calling on seafarers around the world to sound their...

Pirates kidnap 20 Indians, spare Nigerian seafarer off Togo

Pirates board 37 ships, kidnap 22 seafarers in Q1

  Pirates boarded 37 ships and kidnapped 22 seafarers in the first quarter of 2020, the latest report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IBM) shows. In...

COVID-19: Five ships from high risk countries visit oil platforms in Nigeria 

COVID-19: Five ships from high risk countries visit oil platforms in Nigeria 

  The Nigerian Navy on Thursday said five vessels from high risk coronavirus countries have visited oil platforms in Nigeria in the last seven days. Flag Officer...