The Korean Reinsurance Company and other marine insurers are keeping a close eye on the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran as they face worsening profitability.
Member States of the International Maritime Organization have urged further firm action in coming years to advance gender equality.
Conditions for shipbreaking workers at the beach of Alang, India, have not improved. There are continued serious breaches and a lack of effective enforcement of national laws.
The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal in 1995, became international law in December 2019.
10 Kenyan seafarers flew out to Mozambique in August to board a ship on a long voyage to Iran. Four months down the line, the 10 crew members are still in the port of Pemba, Mozambique, apparently abandoned by their employer.
An INTERPOL-led global law enforcement operation involving 61 countries has identified thousands of illicit activities behind severe marine pollution.
Europol arrests nine criminals in Greece and one in France responsible for the production and trafficking of illegal anabolic substances and medicines around the world.
India, one of the world’s five major ship recycling countries, has acceded to the IMO Hong Kong Convention.
Leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, Louis Dreyfus, has joined the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative, a cross-sectoral coalition calling for increased transparency around ship recycling practices.