Archive for the ‘Maritime Fraud’ Category

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

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

Capers Volatility and Uncertainty reigns in the shipping markets; geopolitics of the edge…

Capers Volatility and Uncertainty reigns in the shipping markets; geopolitics of the edge…
John Faraclas Our thirty-eighth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 18th of September 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed up...
September 18th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, LNG, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism | 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

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

INTERTANKO still advising against Nigeria trade for banned tankers

INTERTANKO still advising against Nigeria trade for banned tankers
INTERTANKO’s continues to advise its Members against taking any vessel on Nigeria’s list of banned tankers either into Nigeria or into its EEZ, despite a recent letter from NNPC which some are interpreting as a lifting of the ban. Moreover we continue to advise Members who have ships on the banned...
September 10th, 2015 | Corruption, Disputes, EEZ, Intertanko, Maritime Fraud, Oil Industry, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Tankers | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete
The Haddad 1 closely followed by the HCG’s OPV vessel during the seizure operation Early this morning the Bolivian flag m/v “HADDAD 1” arrived at the port of Herakion in Crete where the operation to discharge 14 (fourteen) containers  took place. The discharge of these containers was performed...
September 2nd, 2015 | Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, 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

Naming and shaming the pests…

Naming and shaming the pests…
  London, Lloyd’s of London and Willis’ buildings in the  heart of the Square Mile   Without Prejudice Naming and shaming the pests: a must to save our society and shipping in particular! Our viewers might recall two articles back in July 2013 following the Edward Snowden affair,...
August 20th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Communication, Corruption, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement | Read More

Only* a Naval Blockade can stop Migrants coming to Europe…

Only* a Naval Blockade can stop Migrants coming to Europe…
Outside a temporary… accomodation at the main port of  the Greek Island of Chios: washed clothes hanging before the migrants departure to Piraeus… The hypocrisy surrounding the Migrants issue is the biggest issue in halting these despicable acts which already/ possibly destabilize the foundations...
August 9th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, EEZ, Emissions, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions | Read More

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea
23/06/2015  – IMO has partnered with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom,   to take a closer look at issues surrounding migration at sea. The RE•THINK space allows visitors to discover and reflect on a given theme from a different perspective. The current exhibition...
June 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Disputes, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

SSA stresses the importance of distinguishing between Piracy and Armed Robbery…

SSA stresses the importance of distinguishing between Piracy and Armed Robbery…
Singapore SSA STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY WHEN REPORTING INCIDENTS It is important to distinguish between armed robbery and piracy when reporting incidents in South East Asia waters says the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) which has commissioned a study...
June 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

New performance lists Paris MoU

New performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 48th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2014 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2015. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 8th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

‘Somebody’s Watching Me’: trends in cyber security and data privacy breach suits…

‘Somebody’s Watching Me’: trends in cyber security and data privacy breach suits…
Robert Cosgrove. ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’: trends in cyber security and data privacy breach suits highlighted by US lawyer Robert Cosgrove at London IUA briefing,  By James Brewer Data privacy breach lawsuits in the US are seeing average claims of $350, 000 – plus around $750, 000 per case in...
June 4th, 2015 | Associations, Corruption, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Collaboration, cooperation, integration and knowledge sharing the key themes of the UDT day 1 plenary

Collaboration, cooperation, integration and knowledge sharing the key themes of the UDT day 1 plenary
Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, Director of the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, Director of the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation and Wim Bargerbos, Principal Director, Principal Directorate of General Policy Affairs, Netherlands MOD, gave the opening...
June 4th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Defense, EEZ, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Finance, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

MOAS says SARS should help beyond their shores

MOAS says SARS should help beyond their shores
Martin Xuereb Maritime Search and Rescue nations should help beyond their own shores Bremerhaven, Tuesday, June 2. Maritime search and rescue services should be less localised in their approach to saving lives at sea and look beyond their own shores in an effort to prevent drowning, according to search...
June 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Marine insurance market is sharpening its focus on cyber attack risk…

Marine insurance market is sharpening its focus on cyber attack risk…
Nicholas Gooding Marine insurance market is sharpening its focus on cyber attack risk, says IUMI representative Nick Gooding,  By James Brewer Marine insurers are striving to establish better ways of providing cover for their shipping clients against the risks of cyber attacks. The peril is seen as...
May 25th, 2015 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

A glimpse of hope to end the migrants saga…?

A glimpse of hope to end the migrants saga…?
A Guarda Costiera patrol boat from Italy, part of the Frontex Force in the port of Chios We welcome the news that a naval force  to tackle the long lasting saga of criminal gangs –  and in our view officials, is about to be formed but same shouldn’t be only for the Libyan issue on immigrants...
May 18th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, HR, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

European Parliament Committee sets the tone for Europe’s debate on multinational transparency

European Parliament Committee sets the tone for Europe’s debate on multinational transparency
Koen Roovers AMID PUBLIC OUTCRY ON TAX DODGING, PARLIAMENTARIANS RESPOND WITH CONCRETE MEASURES TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD In another move that places Europe at the forefront of the financial transparency wave, the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee of the European Parliament voted in favor of a Shareholders...
May 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, European Union, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

theBRIDGE – Issue 8 , April 2015

theBRIDGE – Issue 8 , April 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of theBRIDGE from The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). In the eighth issue of our quarterly publication  we reflect on the latest issues from across the maritime security sector, as well as the work the Association and the wider membership has been...
April 30th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Press and Media, Safety and Security | Read More

Exposec Defense World 2015

Exposec Defense World 2015
From last year’s event   Viewers can read the latest on the Conference Programme of EXPOSEC DEFENSE World 2015 which under the  circumstances comes at no better time and many issues will possibly determine the Greek, European and World policy on all, under discussion/debate issues:  C...
April 30th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, EEZ, European Union, Events, Executive Travel, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jet set, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Military, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Technical, Technology | Read More

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan
Peter Hinchliffe Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…
A Guarda Costiera patrol boat from Italy, part of the Frontex Force in the port of Chios WITHOUT PREJUDICE Time and again I have stressed the fact that the media and politicians must come down to their senses and face reality on this ongoing inhumane issue. John Faraclas writes and provokes: The latest...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Medical, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Short-sea shipping, UN | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More