It was good news to hear in late September that, according to the ship’s owner, Stena Bulk, the detained tanker Stena Impero had finally been released and was sailing to Dubai, where the crew would disembark and receive medical checks and de-briefing..
IT WAS HEARTENING to read in a recent press release from the Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality SE’s (AGCS), in respect of its Safety & Shipping Review 2019, that, in 2018, shipping losses of vessels over 100 gross tons, were the lowest recorded this century, albeit with the caveat that…Read More
WITHIN the last two months the British cruise industry has welcomed the arrival of Saga Cruises, 58,250gt, Spirit of Discovery, and bade farewell to P&O’s iconic, 1995 built, 69,153gt, cruise liner Oriana.
With the training of seafarers being so important to safety at sea, and in particular navigation equipment and bridge procedures, I was pleased to read that the president of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Sir Michael Bibby, had recently opened the largest ship simulation centre in the UK at Solent…Read More
I feel there are probably many readers, like me, who feel a shiver down their spine when they think of the times they spent or are spending on cold, wet, and windy days and nights handling mooring ropes and wires, fore and aft, when transiting locks and canals around the…Read More