AMSA strengthens passenger vessel safety rules

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has clarified and strengthened requirements for the monitoring and counting of passengers and managing missing passenger situations by operators of vessels that carry passengers. The changes, made through Marine […]

No oil leak from grounded ore carrier

Polaris Shipping, the South Korean ore carrier specialist, has clarified that no oil is leaking from Stellar Banner, which ran aground outside the Ponta da Madeira terminal of Brazilian mining company Vale on 24 February […]

Long read: The maritime world’s COVID-19 response

Maritime stakeholders have reacted with varying intensities as the rate of infections and deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak surpasses that of SARS. SARS and COVID-19 were caused by coronaviruses that originated from wild animals […]