Why Will All US Navy Ships Start Flying The Union Jack?

A US Navy order released on Thursday directs all ships of the fleet to start flying the union jack. Not to be confused with the national flag of the United Kingdom the Union Jack of the United States is a maritime flag representing United States nationality flown on the jackstaff in the bow of American vessels that are moored or anchored. The U.S. Navy is a prime user of … [Read more...]

Stowaways Threaten Cargo Ship’s Crew, But British Police Denies Piracy or Hostage Situation

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - British police said on Friday that they had received no reports that anyone has been harmed in an incident on an Italian cargo ship in the Thames Estuary and that they did not think it was piracy or terrorism related. Police said they were dealing with a complex situation on board the vessel. A spokesman for Grimaldi Lines, which runs the Grande … [Read more...]

First Ever Manila Statement Issued on Fair Treatment of Seafarers

A meeting was held on 13 November in Manila, between senior government representatives from Asia’s leading maritime nations regarding the treatment of seafarers. Also present at the meeting was a large cross section of the Asian and international shipping community, from ship owners and casualty investigators, to prosecutors and auditors, as well as the seafarers … [Read more...]

CMA CGM and VIKING work together for better safety equipment management

Press Release - Viking Thinking big When your fleet has a large number of vessels, including some of the world’s biggest container ships, and you operate some 200 shipping routes to visit almost all of the important commercial ports, it’s the Big Picture that really counts. Scalability, cost-efficiency, time savings, and risk reduction – these are key parameters that help … [Read more...]