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Committee to be set up, as directed by the Bombay High Court, will consider the feasibility of maintaining 16 meter draft at Mumbai Port’s Offshore Container Terminal



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Norms fixed by the regulatory authority for major ports is hurting the private terminal operators



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The trend in salvaging and wreck removal as well as the problems the occupation is beleaguered with got highlighted in the first ever conference held last week



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A Live Piracy Report from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) indicates that Somali pirates are brazenly operating less than 30 miles off the coast of India. On Wednesday afternoon (local time), three skiffs (holding 6-8 persons) each sped toward a transiting tanker at 20º 53.2′ N, 069º 39.1′ E , only to desist after the embarked maritime security team fired warning shots.



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Despite the Direct Tax code coming in Indian ship owners are hopeful



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It has been reported that, about two months ago, the Suez Canal Authority began enforcing a prohibition on merchant vessels transiting the Canal with firearms on board. A vessel with weapons is now required to hand them over to Egyptian authorities, who then cause the firearms to be driven to the other end of the Canal, where the guns are returned to the ship.



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Last Thursday, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (which handles appeals from District Courts in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama) released an opinion in the case of U.S. v. Alfaro-Moncada upholding the admission into evidence of child pornography found by a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agricultural Enforcement Team during an agricultural reboarding of a foreign ship that had arrived in Miami, FL from overseas.



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