GMS Supports DSA Stance On Beaching

GMS, leading buyer of ships for recycling, has come out in support of the Danish Ship Association (DSA) which refuses to ban beaching outright following the recent announcement by their Norwegian counterparts. GMS supports DSA’s position that ship recycling choice shouldn’t be based just on geography. Read more

Solicitor And Master Mariner Joe Quain To Join Hill Dickinson’s International Shipping Team

Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that Captain Joe Quain, formerly of Bentleys Stokes and Lowless, will be joining the firm as a partner in the Singapore office with effect from 1 September 2015 bringing the firm’s strength of Master Mariner lawyers to six in total.

His appointment will enhance the already impressive international standing of the shipping team in Singapore which achieved impressive results in the most recent Chamber’s rankings featuring in the top tier for shipping litigation and with recognition for all five of the current partners. Read more

‘Mersey on the Thames’ Event Gathers Pace

With less than a month to go until the start of London International Shipping Week (LISW15, 7 – 11 September) registrations for Mersey Maritime’s ‘Mersey-on-the-Thames’ reception are pouring in thick and fast.

Mersey Maritime, in association with some of its key members, is hosting what is already being billed as one of the most exciting events at LISW on 9th September at The Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch Street. Read more

Mersey Maritime Event Celebrates ‘The Glorious Twelfth’

It isn’t every day you receive an invitation to a drinks reception based on a theme more commonly the preserve of the hunting /shooting /fishing community.

This week (12 August) saw members and key partners of Mersey Maritime gather together at Café 4748 on Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, for a summer drinks reception based on ‘The Glorious Twelfth’, the date that marks the official opening of the grouse shooting season. Entertainment included a simulated clay pigeon shooting game and the drinking of toasts with shots of The Black Grouse, a special edition whisky based on peated Islay malts, from the makers of The Famous Grouse. Read more

2015 On Track For Record Hijackings In South East Asia

High demand for illicit oil, together with a well-established black market, will continue to drive maritime attacks in South East Asia over the coming months, meaning small tanker owners face operational, financial and security threats, warns leading maritime security provider PVI.

PVI, one of the world’s largest private maritime security companies and part of Protection Group International, advises that, in the absence of a stronger law enforcement response, 2015 is set to see a record number of hijackings in the region.

On 8 August, the Singapore-flagged Joaquim was the latest victim of small tanker hijackings, having 3,500 tonnes of marine fuel stolen in an incident near Malaysian waters.

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