Foreign Minister: Detained crew not Malaysians

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has clarified that 16 seafarers detained by Iranian authorities for alleged fuel smuggling are not Malaysians, contrary to earlier media reports. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards had, on 30 December 2019, detained […]

Vietnam hosts meeting to tackle piracy in the Asia-Pacific region

Senior international maritime stakeholders have been meeting in Vietnam to work on building counter-piracy capacity in the Asia-Pacific region.  The meeting programme is being co-hosted by the Vietnam Coast Guard and the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing […]

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 […]