What a Week that was…

John Faraclas

Markets “hit” back- the BDI@2,137; the Ukrainian mess will continue and, possibly, might spill over… whilst COVID expands uncontrollably. Wonder what contingency plans are in place to confront the coming Armageddon. Thank the Olympian Gods we had a unique Marine Money Conference, a very special Indian National Maritime Day and a few more events… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap:

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 69 points since yesterday at 2,137 and 82 since last week’s...


Indian National Maritime Day celebrations

l to r: Mike Alle, Seafarers Charity, Rahul Khanna, Vice Chair IMA UK and Monica Kohli, Chair IMA UK.

The Annual National Indian Maritime Day Event took place IMO, Planet Ocean’s iconic Shipping HQ’s

The Indian Maritime Association UK celebrated last night the 58th Annual Indian National Maritime Day at the IMO and it was our first visit there since Covid appeared.

The Chair of the Association Monica Kohli delivering her speech

The Chair of the Association Monica Kohli, Senior Lawyer at the Gard...


Another 92 year-old victim takes total to 56

Good Morning Monaco

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Barclays Private Bank turns 100
It’s not every year you turn 100, but this year Barclays Private Bank is celebrating its centenary in Monaco…

Another 92 year-old victim takes total to 56
On Monday the Government reported the death of a 92 year-old resident who had been suffering from coronavirus symptoms…

Train services back to ‘normal’ after tunnel works Major repair work on the Cimiez rail tunnel just east of Nice has come to an end, allowing trains to...


Sailors’ Society remembers Titanic officer who was one of its own

Picture of James Moody

“The sea is still God’s school for teaching the highest in sacrifice” 
On the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, international maritime charity Sailors’ Society is paying a special tribute to one of its own – the Titanic’s Sixth Officer, James Moody. 

Moody, who was just 24, was the only junior officer to go down with the ship. 

Shortly before midnight on April 14 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg. The story of this tragedy...


Inchcape Shipping Services gains capital boost for future growth with Epiris as new owner on 175th anniversary

Frank G. Olsen – Chief Executive Officer, Inchcape Shipping Services

Inchcape Shipping Services (or “ISS”) is set to embark on a new era of growth after UK-based private equity investment firm Epiris signed an agreement to acquire ownership of the leading global maritime services provider to coincide with its 175th anniversary this year.

The transaction, which follows a sale process by Inchcape’s former Dubai-based owners, will greatly enhance its core port agency business as well as expand...


Celebrating 50 years of The Nautical Institute with a special anniversary book

Commemorative book celebrates 50 years of The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute has marked half a century of achievement with a heavily illustrated commemorative book. 

Fifty Years of The Nautical Institute is a lavishly produced hardback that charts the NI’s progress from conception to maturity. It was in the 1960s that thought was first given to creating a professional organisation for deck officers, largely to counter a fragmented approach to merchant navy qualifications and poor...


Prince Albert at Prince Philip service

Good Morning Monaco

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Prince Albert attends Prince Philip’s memorial service
HSH Prince Albert attended the memorial service for Britain’s Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey, London, on Tuesday…

Book-keeper sentenced for stealing 279k
A book-keeper who worked for several years at the IM2S medical clinic stole cheques valued at 279,237 and credited the amounts to her own account, Monaco Criminal Court heard this week…

AS Monaco first to embrace NFTs AS Monaco has become the...


Net closes in on Putin’s super superyacht

Monaco; the marina and at the centre the Yacht Club de Monaco
Good Morning Monaco

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Net closes in on Putin’s super superyacht
Pressure is growing on the Italian authorities to seize Scheherazade, the huge superyacht believed to belong to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. He also owns a smaller yacht, Graceful… 

One more Michelin star for Marcel Ravin
Chef Marcel Ravin of the Blue Bay at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort has won a second star in the 2022 Michelin Guide…



HELMEPA: 40 years of activity for the Health of our Oceans

HELMEPA Board of Directors members on a l to r: Mr. Nikolaos Gerassimou, Legal Advisor, Mr. Georgios Kallianis, Member, Mrs. Olga Stavropoulou, Director General, Mrs. Irene S. Daifas, General Secretary, Semiramis S. Paliou, Chairperson, Mr. John A. Xylas, Vice Chairman, Mrs. Ioanna C. Martinou, Member, κ. Michael Dalakouras, Member

2022 is a milestone year for marine environmental protection with HELMEPA celebrating its 40th anniversary since the Association’s founding. It was in 1982 that Greek...


International Women’s Day x WISTA UK

Mathilde Bittaudeau

by Mathilde Bittaudeau

March 8th was a day to celebrate women worldwide and the perfect occasion for the first in-person WISTA UK event of the year. Hosted at the London offices of  Stephenson Hardwood, the event brought together women and men from different backgrounds and parts of the UK, to celebrate their achievements and empower one another.

Anne Charlotte Gaillard (Waves Group) and Florence Preux (Preston Turnbull LLP)

Guest speaker, Lisa McAuliffe, Dy SOSREP Maritime...


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