ICS secretary-general Platten says shipping safety has suffered

The safety of ships has declined as a result of the industry’s focus on certain regulations, according to International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) secretary-general Guy Platten. Speaking at a chamber event in London, Platten said that ICS would refocus on safety for 2019. It would target seafarer...

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Vessel’s relative speeds relevant to liability in ship collision

In Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd v Nautical Challenge Ltd the first instance decision of Teare J was upheld on appeal following a collision that occurred in the narrow channel leading to the entrance of the port of Jebel Ali. Reports Standard Club in a web alert. Claims Assistant Aggeliki Geroukis...

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Breaking news : Two Tanzanian-flagged tankers on fire near Kerch Strait

At least 10 people are reported dead in a fire involving two Tanzanian-flagged cargo vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait. Russian rescuers were trying to reach sailors who jumped overboard, and as of last night January 21st ,14 people had been rescued. One ship is an LPG tanker and it is...

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