Tanker crew member dies off South African coast

A Turkish seaman died aboard a crude oil tanker off the coast of South Africa, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew was activated by the country’s Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) […]

Firefight on the Russia-North Korea sea border

Three Russian guards patrolling territorial waters have been injured following an attack by North Korean sailors on 16 August. The sailors were accused by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSS) of illegally crossing the border into Russian waters. FSS officers were detaining 13 ships, […]

CSSF publishes guide to safe container ship operations

The Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) has published a new, free guide that sets out practices and procedures associated with safe container ship operations.  The 54-page guide covers safety-relevant aspects such as navigation and bridge management, mooring, anchoring and towing […]