Industry Sectors - Security, Surveillance and Detection


Pirates Hold Sailors Hostage

 16 Feb 2017     Global Issues, Security, Surveillance and Detection

Eight Iranian seafarers have been released by Somali pirates after nearly nine months of being held in captivity, according to Tehran Times.

Germany Integrates Maritime Security Comms

 14 Feb 2017     Health and Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Security, Surveillance and Detection

The German Maritime Safety and Security Centre has integrated Frequentis’ communication solution ‘ASGARD’ as the communication and cooperation network for the operational forces of the Federal Government and the German coastal states.

Autonomous Tugs: A Feature of the Future?

 14 Feb 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

Trends are pointing towards harbour tugs becoming one of the first vessel classes to become autonomous, according to Mike Ford, VP, Commercial Operations, at marine and energy solutions and services company Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning

India Captures Chinese Cargo Crew

 13 Feb 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

The Chinese government news agency has reported that a cargo ship from Jiangsu province with 23 Chinese crew members on board has been detained at India's Haldia port for more than a month with crew members almost without basic necessities.

Russia’s $12 Million Maersk Fine Settled

 08 Feb 2017     Carriers, Global Issues, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

Maersk Line and the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) have agreed to settle a competition case that could have cost the shipping company USD 12 million due to it and other shipping lines’ use of price announcements to the Russian market.


Concern for Seafarers After Trump Ban

 02 Feb 2017     Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

A letter to the UK Secretary of State, Rt Hon Boris Johnson, has been sent by trade union Nautilus International expressing the organisation’s deep concern regarding U.S. President Trump’s executive order on immigration and visa requirements.

Watch: IMO World Maritime Day Message

 02 Feb 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port Planning & Finance, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has visited the port of Felixstowe to record his annual message for World Maritime Day, which is focusing on the theme of connecting ships, ports and people to highlight the importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors.

LPG Carrier and Oil Tanker Collide

 30 Jan 2017     Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Security, Surveillance and Detection

Indian authorities have launched an investigation into a collision between the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier BW Maple, owned by Singapore-based BW LPG, and the oil tanker Dawn Kanchipuram

Port Support After Trump Immigration Ban

 30 Jan 2017     Global Issues, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection

Ports in the U.S. have voiced concerns and been part of efforts to control the “abrupt” impact of the Trump administration executive order banning immigrants from the nations of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, causing nation-wide protests and disruption at borders.

Study Shows Lack of British Seafarers

 23 Jan 2017     Global Issues, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

The results of the UK Seafarer Projections report, analysing national and international demand for British seafarers, warns of a growing gap between supply and demand for UK deck and engineer officers of 4,400 over the next seven years