The Mission to Seafarers calls on Hanjin Shipping to think of their seafarers

Global maritime welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers, has today offered to help Hanjin Shipping in providing welfare support to their 2,500 seafarers on board 97 container ships. The South Korean container shipping giant, the world’s seventh-largest line, filed for receivership last month, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Some port authorities are refusing entry, as the ships could be arrested on arrival, with the financial situation at such a critical stage and the while funds to unload the ships remain in doubt.

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ARC Welcomes Comments Highlighting Responsibilities for Keeping Ships Safe in West Africa

ARC logoManagement company Africa Risk Compliance (ARC) has welcomed recent comments highlighting the issue of who should be responsible for ensuring the security of ships operating in West Africa.

It was reportedly stated on the sidelines of the Safety At Sea Conference, that if Navies in the region can’t take all measures to provide security to ships then private companies should be allowed to do so.

Following on from these comments, Michael Wingate, CEO of ARC – a management company that offers full operational support with specialist expertise in maritime security in West Africa – has praised the industry for raising the issue, and believes that shipping needs to act in support of the provision of security in the region. Read more

Videotel Produces New Programme for Safe Navigation in one of the World’s Busiest Shipping Lanes

“Safe Passage in the Singapore Strait” is a multi-national training initiative led by the maritime authorities of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore

MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – September 19, 2016 – The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has released a training programme, produced by VideotelTM, a KVH company, (Nasdaq: KVHI), to encourage safe navigation in the Singapore Strait.

Carrying an estimated one third of the world’s traded goods, the Singapore Strait is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Recent projections show that maritime traffic is set to increase significantly along this narrow waterway, which, together with the Malacca Strait, stretches for more than 400 miles, connecting the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

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