Arctic Voyage to Give IMO Secretary-General First-hand Insight on Polar Issues

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu departs later this week (Thursday 15 August) on a 5-day Arctic sea voyage as part of a fact-finding mission to the region.

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India: Guidelines Issued On Armed Guards for Merchant Ships

Suitable guidelines have been issued by the Government on deployment of armed security guards on board merchant ships to enable deployment of private armed security guards on Indian flag merchant ships particularly when transiting through the high risk area (HRA) in the Gulf of Aden region in Africa.

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Shipping in 2030

"Prophecy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks." So said author Mark Twain. Sticking their necks out are British institutions, in their new report, Global Marine Trends 2030.

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PMSC checklist

Private maritime security companies (PMSCs) exploded in numbers as the Somali threat hit world shipping three to four years ago.

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