Asia Pacific

Regulation on Entry into Enclosed Spaces Comes into Force

2nd July, 2016

A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on. . Read More

SOLAS VGM Rule Comes into Effect

1st July, 2016

A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into force today (1 July 2016). It will. . Read More

‘Day of the Seafarer’ Celebrated on 25 June

27th June, 2016

Millions of people around the world celebrated the Day of the Seafarer on 25 June, under the campaign theme, #AtSeaForAll. Across social media, the me. . Read More

Austal Delivers USS Montgomery to US Navy

25th June, 2016

Austal Limited has announced that the future USS Montgomery(LCS 8) has been delivered to the U.S. Navy, during a ceremony held aboard the ship at Aus. . Read More

Austal Launches Crew Transfer Vessel for CMS

22nd June, 2016

Austal Limited has announced the successfull launch of Hull 392, a 70 metre offshore crew transfer vessel for Caspian Marine Services Limited (CMS) of. . Read More

Austal Secures contract for Two Catamaran Ferries

20th June, 2016

Reflecting renewed confidence and growing opportunity in the international commercial ferry market, Austal Limited have announced two new contracts fo. . Read More

Liberal MP ‘Russell Matheson’ Racially abuses Seafarer

17th June, 2016

The Maritime Union of Australia is demanding an apology from Liberal MP Russell Matheson after he racially abused an unemployed seafarer outside of a . . Read More

Containership ‘Southern Lily’ Rescues Survivors from Damaged Yacht

15th June, 2016

Five crew members were sailing the multi-million dollar yacht Platino from Auckland to Fiji on Monday when foul weather tore down the boat’s r. . Read More

Energy Giants to Build New Markets for LNG

13th June, 2016

Energy giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total are looking to build terminals and power plants in new markets to soak up the industry’s rapid. . Read More

Hull and Propeller Performance Standard ‘ISO 19030’ Passes Final Hurdle

9th June, 2016

The ISO 19030 is finally nearing publication, in a move that has the potential to save the shipping industry as much as USD 30 billion in annual fuel . . Read More

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