Offshore gas & oil ship repairs industry set for a makeover for achieving rapid growth

Indian government repositioning Indian ship repair industry for achieving faster growth pace

Developing safety culture – focus on accidents on coast

The Indian administration interacts with shipping trade in an endeavor to curb accidents

INDOS comes as a boon for Indian seafarers

The Indian National Database of Seafarers gives a leg up to seafarers

Port Regulatory Authority Bill in the offing in India

Trade in India finds that replacing the Tariff Authority for Major Ports by the proposed Port Regulatory Authority Bill 2011 is akin to jumping out of the frying pan into the fire



Piracy can’t end unless put in right perspective feels Indian administration

False notions were aggravating piracy issue getting resolved

India’s shipping trade may stagnate temporarily

After the storm comes the calm

‘Wellness guide’ offers a rosy future to seafaring

A Medical guide to enhance seafarer’s safety at sea

First International Seafarers’ Day celebrated in midst of piracy

Authorities promise to bring more cheers by the next International Seafarers’ Day

Scarcity of seafaring officers

Attached article from Seaways are my views on the scarcity of sea-faring officers which is seriously affecting the shiiping industry.

Marine Insurance in the Gulf Coast Region

This blog is meant to give individuals an opportunity to express their thoughts and concerns regarding marine insurance throughout the Gulf Coast Region in order to allow those of us in the industry to better serve our clients.

Proposed Indian Ports Bill could get shelved

Fears are being expressed that if the Indian Ports Bill gets the approval of the Parliament port operations could suffer a setback


As a result of the recent grounding incident of M. V. Wisdom at a popular beach in Mumbai the Indian Maritime Administration has deployed a tow on the Indian coast to attend to exigencies

Underwater Port Security: Minimize the Threat

"New Advances in Sonar Diver Detection Systems: The Hidden Threat Facing Military and Civilian Ports" is a new White Paper available online, a white paper outlining tech advances in sonar technologies and how they can protect military and civilian ports and visiting ships from enemy divers. The new white paper from Kongsberg outlines the hidden threat presented by underwater diver incursion, as evidenced by groups such as the Tamil “Sea” Tigers having been able to mount successful underwater attacks in ports. It also reviews the latest technological improvements in underwater acoustical diver detection systems in these key areas: hardware, tracking software and data fusion/systems integration. Download for free at

Marine Finance

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Drivers in the Offshore O&G Business

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Mixing business with pleasure at the Cannes Boat Show

The highlights to watch out for at the 32nd Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show in September 2009

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