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Leading maritime companies sign gender equality pledge

Carnival chief Josh Weinstein among 40 maritime executives committing to greater diversity in the sector Carnival UK led a group of high-profile British businesses and trade bodies in signing a new charter aimed at tackling gender diversity in the maritime sector on Friday (6 July). The President of world’s largest cruise company’s UK business, Josh […]

Ukraine: PROHIBITED Import/Export

  In this article, we will speak about the most recent ones, and try to give an answer to the question how legal their affairs at the Ukrainian ports are, and what consequences «care about the Black Sea ecology» may cause for shipping parties. At present, environmental inspectors work according to the Regulation about the […]

Ship arrest in Ukraine: updated regulations

There are no doubts that the main occasion, which will determine the Ukrainian legal trends in sea carriage in 2018, is the entry into force of the Law of Ukraine No. 2147-VIII dd. 03.10.2017 “On amendments to the Commercial Procedural Code of Ukraine, Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine, Administrative Court Procedural Code of Ukraine and […]

Bulk carrier ran aground in Antique, 22 crew saved by PCG

22 crew members were safely assisted by the Coast Guard and local authorities after a bulk carrier loaded with 20,000 bags of cement ran aground at approximately 100 yards Southeast of Lighthouse Station Tubigan Point, San Jose, Antique last Monday, September 03. Initial information received from a radio call from M/V Queen of Charity revealed […]

High-flying Airbus technology comes down to Earth for use on ships

Airbus’ slogan, “We make it fly,” has taken an entirely new meaning with the application of its aeronautical expertise for an innovation that could revolutionize the maritime transport industry. The SeaWing automated kite, which employs parafoil technology to tow large commercial ships, was developed by a team of environmentally-engaged Airbus engineers. By using the kite […]

New maritime administration to regulate Ukrainian waterways

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has launched a new maritime regulator, the State Maritime and River Transport Service, which began its first day of work on Aug. 22. The administration is to monitor the safety of sea and river transport, as well as navigation and is one of the requirements of Ukraine’s political and economic association […]

Russian provocations in Azov Sea

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin emphasizes that the Sea of Azov politically and legally, with the help of the international community, should be recognized as an international space in opposition to Russian manipulations regarding „inland waters.“ Ukraine’s top diplomat on the air of one of the all-Ukrainian TV channels has stated that […]

Australian Instagram model dies on Greek yacht

Major media outlets have reported the death of 20-year-old Australian crewmember Sinead McNamara, who was found in a critical condition on 93m motoryacht Mayan Queen IV on Thursday. Greek authorities have launched an investigation into her final hours on the boat, which was docked on the Greek island of Kefalonia. According to reports, doctors desperately attempted to revive McNamara […]