People Smuggles Arrested in Germany

German police arrested three men on Wednesday suspected of belonging to an organised criminal group that smuggles people from Africa to the European Union.

Around 7,000 migrants, most from Africa, were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean last weekend and around 900 drowned last month on a boat heading to Italy – all victims of people-smuggling operations. Other migrants endure dangers of another kind, smuggled over land routes via the Balkans.


Carnival Continues to Grow Chinese Fleet

By Kathryn Stone 2015-05-06 14:05:56 A new vessel announcement by Princess Cruises Wednesday tops off a growing list of newbuilds set to operate in the booming Chinese tourism market. The 3,600 passenger – still unnamed vessel – is currently under construction by Italian shipyard Fincantieri and is set to debut summer of 2017. It will…


US Navy Settles Environmental Violations

By MarEx 2015-05-06 12:13:14 A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Navy will help reduce potentially harmful discharges of ozone-depleting substances and ensure the safe storage and disposal of hazardous waste at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where EPA alleges environmental violations occurred. Under the settlement, the Navy will pay an…


GasLog’s 1Q15 profits more than double

Oslo-listed GasLog, the Monaco-based LNG carrier owner, has reported a sharp increase in profits in 1Q15, saying the sector’s medium- to long-term outlook remains encouraging.
Group net profits jumped to USD13.8 million in 1Q15 from USD6.4 million in the same period last year, as revenues rose to

ILO Guidelines for Occupational Safety and Health

By MarEx 2015-05-06 10:45:28 By Brian Sherwood Jones, Process Contracting Limited In 2014, the ILO published Guidelines for implementing the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention. They were formally endorsed by the ILO Governing Body in March 2015. The Guidelines should bring about a more comprehensive approach to risk management than…