Archive for the ‘Maritime Fraud’ Category

Human Trafficking – Your Business

Human Trafficking – Your Business
HRAS is delighted to be able to announce its partnership with the international NGO Finance Against Trafficking and the immediate availability of a new cost-effective on-line CSR tool for use by all commercial entities within the maritime industry known as ‘ChainChecker’. Exploitation...
September 4th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…
John Faraclas There are obviously two schools of thought on the above issue: the one saying that ISIS et al are a “naturally” unfolding case due to “various” reasons, the other that simply focusing so much attention on ISIS and the like and their actions, is a scam, a perfectly pre-arranged macabre...
August 28th, 2014 | Banking, Civil Unrest, Defense, Energy, Finance, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN
Photo: UNHCR/M. Sibiloni 26 August 2014 – The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies. “In...
August 26th, 2014 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Reports, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

TT Talk – Theft trends

TT Talk – Theft trends
An increase in both the sophistication and frequency of cargo thefts in 2013 has been highlighted in statistics released by TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association). Interestingly – and in line with general expectation – the average value of reported cargo thefts continues to rise globally,...
August 11th, 2014 | Associations, Corruption, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Increase in petro – piracy attacks leaving Oil Tankers vulnerable

Increase in petro – piracy attacks leaving Oil Tankers vulnerable
The MAS team A booming black market for fuel in West Africa and South East Asia has led to a spate of piracy attacks in the regions, prompting the IMB last month to issue a warning to all ships, but particularly small tankers, to maintain strict anti –piracy measures. Piracy attacks are hitting the...
August 7th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Tankers | Read More

IMB reports worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in Southeast Asian waters

IMB reports worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in Southeast Asian waters
Pottengal Mukundan. London, 24 July 2014 – The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raises concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half yearly report released today. Globally, 116 incidents of piracy...
July 24th, 2014 | Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

An Interview with John Faraclas in NOUSE

An Interview with John Faraclas in NOUSE
Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou   John Faraclas Live interview at NOUSE to Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou*, politics editor  of the University of York’s Student newspaper on Friday the 11th of July 2014 and published today. On a summery yet rainy day, in a café at Holland Park, just a few minutes...
July 14th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Cruise Industry, Defense, Energy, Environment, European Union, Flags, Gas, Holidays, HR, IT and Communications, Legal, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, Mining, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Pensions, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Stock Markets, Taxation, Technology, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims

ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims
The ITF HQ’s in London 14 July 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has condemned the growing number of deaths resulting from Israeli military strikes against Gaza in the last few days and launched an appeal to assist those affected. The air strikes have been in...
July 14th, 2014 | Civil Unrest, HR, ITF, Maritime Fraud, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update
George Kiourktsoglou Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update George Kiourktsoglou[1] (Visiting Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Greenwich, London) Dr. Alec Coutroubis (Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London) Introduction The definition of Transnational Organised Crime (TOC)...
July 14th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Lookout: Surge in piracy attacks

Lookout: Surge in piracy attacks
Situation There has been a surge in piracy attacks in South East Asia, particularly in the Straits of Malacca,  that we would like to draw to our Member’s attention. The International Maritime Bureau has reported 23 attacks between January and March 2014 and a further six attacks since April 2014...
July 11th, 2014 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The International Environmental Impact of Marine Incidents

The International Environmental Impact of Marine Incidents
Stavroula Gavridi You all know how sensitive we are on environmental issues, as well as how interested we are on fresh ideas and lastly how transparency should really be implemented. “Everybody” cares for the environment but few pragmatically act to save same. Marine incidents will be always...
July 7th, 2014 | Claims, Corruption, EEZ, Environment, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

New targeting lists Paris MoU

New targeting lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 47th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2013 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2014. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 16th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Environment, Flags, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Bills of lading and trade finance fraud – widespread risks spelled out…

Bills of lading and trade finance fraud – widespread risks spelled out…
Jim Davis, Pottengal Mukundan and Yannis Calogeras Bills of lading and trade finance fraud – widespread risks spelled out by Pottengal Mukundan of International Chamber of Commerce, in presentation to IMIF Shipping, trading houses and banks are continuing to be targeted as victims of major fraud operations,...
May 26th, 2014 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Finance, Fixtures, IMIF, Maritime Fraud, Shipfinance | Read More

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal
The m.v “Chong Chon Gang 03 May 2014 – The North Korean vessel “Chong Chon Gang, ” which was detained in Panama in 2013 as it tried to cross the Panama Canal with undeclared Cuban weapons on board, is finally headed back home. (source: Captain Frank Marmol) “It exited the...
May 3rd, 2014 | Arrest of ships, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Moore Stephens shipping newsletter

Moore Stephens shipping newsletter
Please find herebelow the latest edition of Bottom Line, the newsletter from the shipping team at Moore Stephens, which includes articles on the cost of shipping regulation, Greek tax changes, and shipping fraud. DPS24626 Bottom Line Newsletter Spring 2014-FINAL  
May 1st, 2014 | Accountancy, Maritime Fraud, Press and Media, Reports, Taxation | Read More

“Stowaways by sea” – order your copy today

“Stowaways by sea” – order your copy today
Improvements in security have not reduced the number of stowaways or the number of incidents and it is seafarers who have to cope with the extra work, delay, uncertainty and possible violence. The Nautical Institute’s recent addition to its maritime security suite is a handbook that gives practical...
April 30th, 2014 | Arrest of ships, Books, Claims, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Drugs blamed for ‘Captain Phillips’ ship deaths

Drugs blamed for ‘Captain Phillips’ ship deaths
      HOME SHIPS MARKETS SAFETY  PORTS OFFSHORE Drugs blamed for ‘Captain Phillips’ ship deathsMaersk Line Ltd (MLL) has now confirmed that drugs were found in the cabin of two armed guards who died aboard the Maersk Alabama. The incident...
February 21st, 2014 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The shipping markets in turmoil….

The shipping markets in turmoil….
John Faraclas The shipping markets in turmoil; the BDI still down 1, 121 points  – 50 centum in  50 days… Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s fifth overview of the Shipping Markets and the World Economy for 2014 with John Faraclas who recovered from his cold… The BDI  closed earlier on at 1, 106...
February 14th, 2014 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, European Union, Fixtures, Headlines, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Ocean Shipping, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Taxation, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…
At the centre left the Hellenic Shipyards docks can be easily seen empty – photo courtesy John Faraclas In all earnest: shouldn’t the judicial European Authorities check the Hellenic Shipyards et al issue…? John Faraclas writes: I have been a strong advocate for over two decades (twenty-two years...
February 4th, 2014 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, Country Profiles, Defense, Disputes, European Union, Headlines, HR, Labour Disputes, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Story of the Month, Technical | Read More

Euronav Transparency legislation

Euronav Transparency legislation
Transparency legislation In accordance with the Law of 2 May 2007 relating to the disclosure of important shareholdings in listed companies, Euronav NV announces that it received the following notifications on 16 and 17 January 2014: – Saverco NV disclosed a passive crossing below the 25% threshold...
January 17th, 2014 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, News | Read More

DA-Desk receives TRACE Certification

DA-Desk receives TRACE Certification
Continues to Demonstrate Commitment to Transparency, Good Governance and Compliance  DUBAI, UAE – January 14, 2014 – TRACE, the world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, has completed its rigorous due diligence review of DA-Desk FZ-LLC. Accordingly, TRACE has granted DA-Desk...
January 14th, 2014 | Bribery and Corruption, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Unique laser will dazzle delegates at Transport Security Expo

Unique laser will dazzle delegates at Transport Security Expo
 12 November 2013 -Britannia Maritime Security (BMS) is launching a unique laser which offers the private maritime security industry a non-lethal option for repelling hijackers or other potential attackers. The SMU – 100 Laser Dazzler, which works both day and night at 800 metres with two square metres...
November 12th, 2013 | Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes three Board Members and a new member organization at 2013 AGM

NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes three Board Members and a new member organization at 2013 AGM
  from left to right, top to bottom: Moazzam Bhatti from SDPI; Patrizia Heidegger from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform; Majid Bashir from the Center for the Rule of Law – Islamabad; Abu Eusuf Mollah from BILS; Ingvild Jenssen from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform; Mehwish Javed from SDPI; Syeda Rizwana...
November 12th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Massive Cocaine Cargo Seized From Panamanian Ship

Massive Cocaine Cargo Seized From Panamanian Ship
Massive Cocaine Cargo Seized From Panamanian Ship – Three day search finds drugs hidden in bananas – By MarEx (source: Frank Marmol) National Crime Agency and Border Force officers have made what they believe to be the biggest cocaine seizure in Britain for more than two years.* The drugs...
November 9th, 2013 | Maritime Fraud, Seizures | Read More

ITIC issues warning on forged documents

ITIC issues warning on forged documents
ITIC has warned shipping intermediaries to be on the look-out for cleverly forged documents which could result in them being held liable for substantial claims by cargo interests. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC refers to the case of a Belgian ship agent which released six containers...
October 29th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More