Drugs seized, crew arrested in Mauritius

Mauritian authorities seized drugs valued at almost USD740,000 and arrested four crew members during a search of a livestock carrier arriving at Port Louis, Mauritius. The haul comprised 39 kg of cannabis, including 2 kg […]

Vessel fires flare up off the US coast

A fire that started in the cargo area of a roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) vessel in the port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) shortly after completing loading operations has finally been fully extinguished after smouldering for a week. […]

Safeguarding seafarers’ welfare in a pandemic

While seafarers’ welfare has been increasingly in focus in the maritime industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to heightened conditions of uncertainty and strain for seafarers. While the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) currently only […]

The major challenge that shipowners face is the fast growing cyber world and the complexities of security requirements. Credit: Getty Images

Toll company data for sale on the dark web

Ransomware attackers who hacked Toll Group’s corporate server files in May 2020 have published stolen data on the dark web, the company has announced. The hackers, using Nefilim ransomware, stole large tranches of information including […]

Gulf of Guinea pirate attack averted

Five pirates attempted to board container ship Rio Charleston on 10 June, 98 km off the coast of Bayelsa, Nigeria. The attack is the ninth piracy incident to take place deep offshore in the Gulf […]