Ship collisions and the war over fish

Depleted seafood catches and the need to feed North Korea’s growing population have encouraged illegal fishing in Japanese waters. As coastguards go all out to enforce boundaries, collisions between patrol vessels and fishing trawlers are inevitable. […]

Japan donates 17 patrol vessels to Kenya

Japan has handed over 17 patrol boats worth USD2.8 million to Kenya’s marine police unit. The donation will enhance anti-piracy measures in the region. Edward Mbugua, Kenyan deputy inspector general of police, said that the […]

Singapore starts researching autonomous ships

Singapore is launching a centre to research the development of autonomous ships. The inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vessels (CEAOPS) was announced at the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) forum on 10 October. The […]