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Crew Assaulted by Armed Boarders in Apparent Drug Smuggling Incident

Belgian prosecutors are confirming that they are investigating an armed assault that took place aboard a bulker arriving in port last week, according to The Maritime Executive (TME). Details are…

FEC Approves Cargo Tracking Note for Nigerian Port Operations

The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved the Electronic Cargo Tracking System for use in all Nigerian commercial ports as a device to monitor vessel movements and curtail oil theft. The Minister of…

Maersk Joins Shipping Companies Recruiting African Cadets

Africa, with its relatively young demographic and rapidly developing economies, is emerging as a new source of personnel for the maritime industry, according to The Maritime Executive. In an announcement…

U.S. Navy Releases First Photos of Chinese Spy Balloon’s Debris

The U.S. Navy has released the first photos of debris from the Chinese spy balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina over the weekend, according to…

US Agency Orders MSC to Justify Fees as Reform Act Enforcement Increases

The U.S.’s Federal Maritime Commission continues to put bite into the Shipping Reform Act passed in 2022 which sought to crack down on the fees and unreasonable business practices of…