Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Saturday, August 27, 2016
As Shipowners Slash Costs, Some Crews Are Left Behind
By Keith Wallis (Reuters) Unpaid, underfed, and thousands of miles from home on a rusting tanker, captain Munir Hasan says he is a victim of a shipowner who has slashed...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Maritime Industry Advocates Slam New York Times Article as Attack Journalism
WARNING: Video auto-plays below: In the below interview by Maritime TV, maritime industry advocates Clay Maitland and Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA),...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Traces of Blood Indicate Foul Play in Case of Missing Sailor
Ukrainian sailor Igor Yavorskyy, Chief Mate on board the bulk carrier M/V Ocean Lion was last seen on Friday evening when the ship’s captain ordered him to investigate an incident...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
For Nearly 2 Years Shipmaster Remains Locked In Panamanian Prison
In February 2012, gCaptain reported that in March 2011 Bulgarian shipmaster Captain Svetlozar Lyubomirov Sobadzhiev was arrested in Cristobal, Panama after 168 kgs of drugs were found in the bow...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Ship Engineer Gets Life in Prison for Killing Fellow Crewmember
An engineer accused of killing a fellow crewmember aboard an Indian cargo ship while off the coast of Nigeria has been sentenced to life imprisonment. According to the Times of...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Lost In Prison – A Captain’s Search For Freedom In Panama
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]nclosed by steel walls and surrounded by men (often wearing bright orange jumpsuits!) mariners have long joked that “Going to sea is like going to prison with the added chance...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Whistle-Blowing Seafarer Stands to Earn 6-Figure Reward, $1.2M Fine Assessed to Shipowners
Shipping Companies Plead Guilty to Charges of Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes WASHINGTON – Two corporations pleaded guilty yesterday in separate hearings in Baltimore for their role in managing...
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Week of 10 March: Maritime Crime and Piracy Update
Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary (source: Office of Naval Intelligence) NIGERIA: The Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) well no. 3 in Clough Creek, Bayelsa state was attacked with explosives by...
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update: 24 Feb – 2 Mar 2011
Summary of maritime crime developments and incidents, week of 24 February 2011 (source: ONI): INDIAN OCEAN: Yacht (CAPRICORN) was fired upon and boarded 2 Mar approximately 580NM east of Socotra Island,...
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