China opens 10 ports for crew change

The Chinese government has opened up 10 ports for crew change. These ports are Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Haikou. The crew change notice, issued by the Ministry of Transport, […]

Diminished role for armed guards despite piracy risks

There is a diminished role for armed guards in contemporary maritime security despite increasing piracy threats, according to security experts. Complexities around policing territorial waters have made the use of private maritime security companies (PMSCs) […]