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15/03/2017 Shipping industry urged to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks, in wake of hijack of Aris 13, off Puntland, Somalia. Full Story »

01/03/2017 Successful completion of the first phase of a project aimed at improving safety and environmental standards within Bangladesh's ship-recycling industry. Full Story »

03/02/2017 Kenya's JKUAT to host regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) for Africa region, under ambitious IMO-European Union project, to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.  Full Story »

18/01/2017 World Maritime Day 2017: Connecting ships, ports and people. Full Story »

18/01/2017 New obligations under MLC 2006 require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability. Full Story »

17/01/2017 Exhibition charts 50 years of Government and industry working together to address risk of oil pollution from ships. Full Story »

13/01/2017 Jeddah Amendment to Djibouti Code of Conduct widens scope to human trafficking, IUU fishing and other illicit maritime activities.  Full Story »

09/01/2017 Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts. Full Story »

01/01/2017 The mandatory Polar Code, for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters, enters into force on 1 January 2017. Full Story »

01/01/2017 Mandatory IGF Code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels enters into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships.  Full Story »