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. […]

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 […]

HRAS proposes amendments on UN’s Law of the Sea

Human Rights At Sea (HRAS) has proposed amendments to the draft agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to rectify an absence of human rights references. The current format of the draft focuses primarily on the […]