Western Indian Ocean: Migrant smuggling and illegal fishing on the rise

The United Nations Contact Group on Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean has been advised to pay attention to increased cases of migrant smuggling and illegal fishing, as it expands its focus following a decrease in piracy activity in the region.

USCG: New maritime cyber-security assessment

The US Coast Guard released the Maritime Cybersecurity Assessment & Annex Guide (MCAAG), to help Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facilities and other Marine Transportation..

Missile hit Turkish-owned ship in Ukraine's Kherson port

A Turkish-owned general cargo ship was struck by a missile in the port of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, sparking a fire, according to video footage from the scene and shipping sources.

Welcome 2023: Industry’s wishes for a sustainable shipping

New year, new shipping! A brand-new year is a time for reinvention for many. And 2023 isn’t any different. With the start of a new year, it is a great opportunity to take the time to reflect on the..

New research shows where fishing ships turn AIS off

New research displays intentional disabling of automatic identification system devices to provide insights into illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity.

US ports and terminals targets of increased cyber security attacks

Although the marine industry has a long history of success in risk management, cyber threat actors represent a different kind of menace. They are sophisticated, constantly evolving, and highly..

NATO deactivates more mines in Black Sea

The NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) informed that drifting mines have been detected and deactivated in the Western Black Sea by coastal nation’s authorities.

Panama starts flag inspection program for ships arriving in US ports

The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) will start a flag inspections program from August 1st, regarding Panama ships calling at US ports, and which are candidates for a Port State Inspection (PSC) by..

Concerns over Panama Canal working conditions

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) warned of another supply chain crisis in the Panama Canal which has the potential to impact international maritime trade “to an extent..