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Managing a crisis at sea

The emotions of a crisis: From the inside

11/06/2019

Think about the last time you were involved in responding to and managing a crisis. A proper crisis that is. Where lives were endangered and reputations at risk. Where events evolved erratically beyond your control….

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The emotions of a crisis: From the outside

11/06/2019

At the very moment that the pressures of a crisis may make the crisis management team (CMT) least able to communicate clearly and effectively, people…

Clashes between Indonesia and Vietnam reflect wider regional unease

11/06/2019

Tensions between Indonesia and Vietnam over fishing rights have come to the fore…

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The world’s most dangerous waters

15/04/2019

Attacks on shipping in the Gulf of Guinea showed no let-up in the first three months of 2019.

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Effective Security is security that works

11/12/2018

Unconscious biases relating to cost, conformity and compliance are undermining effective security I was asked to speak at a conference recently about maritime security and given 12 minutes in which to do so. Being asked…

Ship's officer in the dock for breaking environmental regulations, but who is really to blame and who should shoulder the burden?

Cruising for a Bruising

11/12/2018

Captain Evans Hoyt is a cruise ship officer of vast experience who once gave evidence to a US Congressional Committee on cruise ship safety. He now has a conviction from a French court for breaking…

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The strange case of the disappearing ship wrecks

15/10/2018

Reports about the plundering of Second World War warships sunk in action in South East Asia have been appearing in the UK, Dutch and Australian press. Some time ago Gray Page made an intensive study of the way in which these vessels…

Whistle-blowing: Seafarers shouldn’t have to choose between their conscience or their career

10/10/2018

In 2017 a US court awarded a cruise ship engineer $1 million for reporting the illegal discharge of oily waste at sea. At the time he blew the whistle he was 27 years old working…

#sulphur2020 – Cleaner fuels are looking messy for marine cargo insurers

12/07/2018

If you work in shipping and you read the news, it cannot have escaped your attention that from 1 January 2020 the permitted amount of sulphur in marine fuel oil will fall…

The Human Touch in a Digital World

11/06/2018

Over the last 20 years and more, tracking the movements of individual ships has changed considerably. It has become easier in some ways thanks to the development of web-based platforms, but, for every action there is an opposite reaction.

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CARGO MISAPPROPRIATION: WHERE THE RISKS LIE

11/06/2018

Cargo misappropriation gives rise to claims that routinely run to millions of dollars. Yet the drivers and mechanisms of misappropriation, and the ways potential victims can mitigate the risks, are not always understood.

THE MANY FACES OF PIRACY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

11/06/2018

West Africa faces many security challenges, piracy amongst them. Piracy attacks occur frequently across the Gulf of Guinea – but the greatest concentration is in Nigerian waters.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: No Style – No substance; charterparty disputes

11/06/2018

The French have a saying, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. It means, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Over the last 12 months or so, we have been receiving a growing number of requests from clients.

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‘Ferries: More than the sum of their bars’

11/09/2017

A ferry is the perfect place for shipping to engage with the general public, but it’s an opportunity that seems to be being missed. By James Wilkes. Like thousands of people, I took a cross-channel…

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