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. […]

Japan donates 17 patrol vessels to Kenya

Japan has handed over 17 patrol boats worth USD2.8 million to Kenya’s marine police unit. The donation will enhance anti-piracy measures in the region. Edward Mbugua, Kenyan deputy inspector general of police, said that the […]

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 […]