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The South African Ship Register has seen sunnier times. (David Harrison) South Africa's ship register is seen as "uncompetitive", a perception that has resulted in not a single merchant vessel being listed, according to the SA Maritime Safety
The Italian Navy and Coast Guard and several merchant ships rescued a total of close to 1,000 refugees on five different boats in the Channel of Sicily overnight. A group of 133 migrants was picked up by a merchant ship in Maltese waters after the
The shipping lanes of the pirate-infested Somali basin have faded somewhat from the headlines in the past year as attacks and successful hijackings have dropped significantly. The decrease is due in part to the continued efforts of several coalition
The Italian coast guard and navy rescued 107 migrants from a distressed motorized inflatable dinghy off the coast of Lampedusa on Monday night. A Maltese patrol saved another 77 people on board a boat near Lampedusa after receiving an alert from the
Concerned over rising instances of piracy off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden, India is readying an initial 100-man team to protect its merchant vessels in the area. This is the first time armed personnel will be deployed aboard cargo ships.
Rappahannock, a replenishment ship of the US 5th Fleet, opened fire on a small motor vessel near Jebel Ali port off Dubai. According to an official statement from the US Navy's Central Command, "An embarked security team aboard a US Navy vessel fired
Australia (AP) — A boat carrying asylum seekers to Australia capsized Wednesday and 123 people were rescued from the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said, less than a week after more than 90 people drowned on a similar journey.
In a notification March 7, the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has said that in recent times, international shipping traffic has been moving close to the western Indian coast with merchant ships preferring the safe passage against the straight
Chile (AP) — An 84-year-old American sailor rescued by the Chilean navy in the remote South Pacific is headed back to dry land. The navy says Thomas Louis Corogin should arrive at the port in Valparaiso, Chile, this afternoon.
Japanese merchant ship White Kingdom approaches the 32-foot sailboat of Thomas Louis Corogin, 84, to rescue the stranded sailor in the Pacific Ocean south of Easter Island, Chile, on Wednesday. Associated Press An 84-year-old American sailor found