AIS made mandatory in Indonesian waters

Foreign-flagged and Indonesian-flagged ships sailing in Indonesian territorial waters must install and activate an automatic identification system (AIS) following the entry into force of a new regulation on 20 August. The new rules, as mandated […]

Indonesia U-turns on sulphur cap

Indonesia has elected to implement the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) January 2020 sulphur cap and March 2020 carriage ban on schedule, representing a U-turn over its former policy. Previously, the government of Indonesia indicated that […]

Tanker crew plead to be freed

Twelve seafarers on a tanker that has been detained in Taiwan’s Taichung port are openly pleading to be liberated so they can find work elsewhere. Since 9 November 2018, the seafarers have been stuck on […]