Archive for the ‘Bribery and Corruption’ Category

Despite the BDI going above the 400 points, the crisis remains…

Despite the BDI going above the 400 points, the crisis remains…
John Faraclas With 111 points plus, since the historic rock bottom of the 10th of February – nearly 42 days ago, the dry markets are far worse than expected, far worse than the reports… These 401 BDI points today (plus three since yesterday) and the chaotic world economy and geopolitics are a...
March 23rd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IMRF Aegean rescue makes an impact

IMRF Aegean rescue makes an impact
From the port of Chios London, Tuesday, March 22. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) remains committed to developing the maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability of the Greek volunteer service, even following the EU Turkey agreement. “We committed to help until the maritime rescue...
March 22nd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Health and Safety, Immigration, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Global Security threats assessed and displayed…

Global Security threats assessed and displayed…
GLOBAL SECURITY THREATS ASSESSED AND DISPLAYED ROUND THE CLOCK IN NEW INTERACTIVE MAP Ship owners and managers can now view what security threats a country poses to shipping lines with the click of a button thanks to a new live interactive map. The security and risk mapping system RiskMap provides a...
February 9th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

The Migrants issue continues…

The Migrants issue continues…
John Faraclas Without prejudice Anathema and Migrants: Human Aggression at its best! Why all this hypocrisy by all involved and in particular from the so called politically correct EU’s masters of colonialism? Do they have an idea what an… ism ending means and entails…? John Faraclas’s insight...
February 1st, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Religion, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Security Institute update

Security Institute update
Jonathon Bright Security Institute – a great time to join; an interesting letter received from Jonathon Bright: Dear John, Just a quick e-mail to wish you a Happy New Year and to highlight a few reasons why it is now a great time to join the largest membership organisation for security professionals...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Former anti-piracy boss warns against piracy attacks for 2016

Former anti-piracy boss warns against piracy attacks for 2016
Dom Mee Dom Mee founder and former President of PVI who commanded over a thousand former Royal Marines in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean gives a warning to the maritime community on complacency.   Mee stated “The main thrust of coalition operations in the region has shifted towards...
January 14th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

SPNL Bribery, Corruption and Valuations in the shipping industry

SPNL Bribery, Corruption and Valuations in the shipping industry
A full house at Mazars during the presentations. Photo credit: Lucy Navas Latest SPNL event provides platform for exclusive preview of new anti-bribery management system standard and launch of the LISW post-event report,  by Jeanius Consulting and SPNL. The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL)...
December 9th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Clubs, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Human Rights at Sea and IBA launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness app

Human Rights at Sea and IBA launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness app
David Hammond and Wendy Betts Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced the launch of an initiative to use the eyeWitness to Atrocities App to record human rights abuses occurring at sea. Developed by the International Bar Association (IBA), the App, through its unique capabilities will enable those...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Holiday Bonanza For The Cyber Criminal

Holiday Bonanza For The Cyber Criminal
Joseph Carson KEEP THE ‘MINCE PIES’ PEELED THIS HOLIDAY* The staff slowdown in the run up to the festive season could leave companies vulnerable to a cyber-attack, according to ESC Global Security. With staff frequently away from their desks or, after a turkey lunch, a mince pie and a glass of mulled...
November 26th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  25-Nov-2015 SANDRA COULD REACH HURRICANE STRENGTH Eastern Pacific STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FOG Galveston Bay, USA BIMCO LAUNCHES ANTI-CORRUPTION CLAUSE FOR SHIPPING CONTRACTS WORLDWIDE Worldwide Sandra could reach hurricane strength Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Eastern Pacific Interests...
November 25th, 2015 | Associations, BIMCO, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Maritime Fraud, Port Conditions, Weather | Read More

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo
Rt Hon John Hayes MP On 2nd December, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, UK Security Minister at the Home Office, will be officially opening this year’s Transport Security Expo at Olympia London. An MP since 1997, Mr Hayes has held a number of shadow ministerial and Government roles, including Minister of...
November 10th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security
Jakob Paaske Larsen the global security manager for Maersk Line In a move intended to allow the European shipping industry to stay abreast of recent developments, European shipowners have widened the scope of the former ECSA Piracy Working Group, which has been renamed “ECSA Maritime Security Working...
November 10th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Marine Insurance, Military, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard off Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard off Crete
The m/v Rosetta with the containers onboard carrying contraband cigarettes Using reliable information appropriately coming from one of its patrolling aircrafts, the Hellenic Harbour Corps/Hellenic Coast Guard located in the early hours of yesterday, a large quantity of contraband cigarettes carried on...
November 7th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Transport Security Expo – 2 and 3 December 2015

Transport Security Expo – 2 and 3 December 2015
From last year’s Aviation’s Security Conference Transport Security Expo’s wide-ranging conference and seminar programme will be free-to-attend 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London Transport Security Expo will this year be delivering more learning opportunities than ever before – and all...
November 6th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Arrests and prosecutions – a positive response to piracy

Arrests and prosecutions – a positive response to piracy
Captain P. Mukundan London 2 November 2015 – Despite an overall global reduction in serious piracy attacks this year, the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) cautions against complacency in its 2015 report for the year to 30 September. Southeast Asia cracks down In Southeast...
November 2nd, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications
UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London 29 October 2015 – The recent growth in the number of UAVs – from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions –...
October 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe…

Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe…
Wim Dekeyser. Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe as criminals cash in on transport industry woes, IUMI audience is warned  By James Brewer Europe’s leading economies are among countries plagued by huge amounts of cargo theft – some of it carried out via freight exchange websites and some facilitated...
October 11th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Shipping Markets Skyfall…

Shipping Markets Skyfall…
John Faraclas Our fortieth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 2nd of October 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed up just a point...
October 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Energy, Finance, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tourism | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete
the “Grot-Yug” under arrest in the Port of Souda, Crete, Greece A small freighter, the “Grot-Yug” under the Sao Tome flag was arrested in the early hours yesterday in Crete and her six member crew too for smuggling cigarettes. The vessel  is now at the Port of Souda in Chania. This is yet another...
September 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Seizures | Read More

Undeclared weapons in UN shipment cause of detention of Höegh Transporter

Undeclared weapons in UN shipment cause of detention of Höegh Transporter
Höegh Transporter has finally been released from detention in Mombasa, Kenya, and has continued her ocean voyage to South Africa, West Africa and Mexico, having suffered a delay of more than a week. No crew have been arrested, no drugs found on board but a consignment of undeclared United Nations weapons...
September 26th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, News, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

Europe’s migrant crisis

Europe’s migrant crisis
In Mediterranean, commercial ships scoop up desperate human cargo by Jonathan Saul, Reuters LONDON – In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a call to help about 500 people who were drifting north of Libya without a skipper....
September 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures | Read More

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess
Captain John B. Dalby Captain John Dalby (Captain), AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd and Globalert Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance report on  The Mediterranean Migrant Mess (with no apologies for the absence of tear-jerking images)… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again....
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, Groundings, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

IUMI calls for stronger measures to prevent cargo theft

IUMI calls for stronger measures to prevent cargo theft
IUMI President Dieter Berg at the podium Reacting to an alarming increase in cargo thefts globally, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is calling for the introduction of a range of measures to help reverse this worrying trend. In a position paper published at today’s IUMI conference...
September 15th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Marine Insurance | Read More

GLOBAL reporting mechanism required to curtail piracy!

GLOBAL reporting mechanism required to curtail piracy!
Captain P. Mukundan In the shadow of alarming global statistics showing a continual increase in the number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against merchant ships, an international gathering of key maritime stakeholders discussed the major risks in a changing threat environment. These discussions...
September 15th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

IMO’s Sekimizu issues fresh condemnation of Mediterranean people smugglers

IMO’s Sekimizu issues fresh condemnation of Mediterranean people smugglers
Recent incidents in which hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have lost their lives, including dozens found dead in the holds of the ships that were carrying them, have prompted strong condemnation and refreshed calls for concerted action to tackle people smugglers...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, IMO, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Story of the Day | Read More