VIDEO: Shipping industry appalled as Houthi attacks continue

Video has emerged showing the Houthi attack on the MV Tutor with an explosive laden drone boat. That attack eventually led to the sinking of the vessel, which has now been confirmed by UKMTO. That attack, and the subsequent attack on the MV Verbena, underscore the deadly nature of the ongoing attacks and shipping industry outrage and anguish is growing.

Efforts by CENTCOM to degrade Houthi capabilities continue. On June 19 it said: In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces...

MEPC 81: A global carbon tax on shipping is getting closer

As IMO’s MEPC 81 was going on in London last week, ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki was telling a session of the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston that a universal, global carbon tax on shipping is coming, as alternative blue fuels made with carbon capture emerge as a critical step in the energy transition at sea.

“We need to recognize that there is an intermediate step in the energy transition,” he said. “Last year the conversations were focused on going from oil to a green...

“Seafarers are innocent victims, and their safety is paramount,” IMO Secretary General declares

IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez has condemned the attacks against international shipping and has called for an immediate release of the ship, the Galaxy Leader, and its crew. Addressing the Sub-Committee […]

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Houthis put on warning: Now what?

Yesterday saw growing international concern over the situation in the Red Sea as Houthi attacks on merchant ships caused more vessels to avoid the area and sent ocean freight rates soaring. While the story that hit the headlines was a formal joint statement from the governments of the United States and a dozen other nations warning the Houthis against further attacks, earlier in the day, the UN Security Council held a meeting on the issue.

'Attacks against international shipping in the Red...

IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez Takes Office

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Arsenio Dominguez becomes the new Secretary-General of IMO, states an Engine news source.

Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council has elected Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco, nominated by the Republic of Panama, to succeed South Korea’s Kitack Lim.

Dominguez previously served as the director of the IMO’s marine environment division.

The other six candidates in the race were Moin Uddin Ahmed from Bangladesh, Suat Hayri Aka from Turkey,...

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