Danish parliament passes new laws imposing carbon taxes on domestic vessels

Grotte, a Ro-Pax ferry operated by Danish company Fanolinjen

The parliament of Denmark recently passed two new bills calling for domestic passenger ferries and fishing vessels to pay for any carbon emitted when sailing in Danish waters. The new laws will come into force beginning January 1, 2025. A carbon tax of DKK375 (US$54.30) per tonne of CO2 will be...


FAO report shows global fisheries and aquaculture production reaches new record high

Fish farm at an undisclosed location

World fisheries and aquaculture production has hit a new high, with aquaculture production of aquatic animals surpassing capture fisheries for the first time, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) released earlier this month. The 2024...


Two dead, three missing following fishing boat fire in central Philippines

Two people were killed while three others have been reported as missing after a fire ignited on a fishing boat off Cebu province in the central Philippines on Wednesday, June 5. The Philippine Coast Guard reported that the fishing vessel King Bryan was off the town of Naga when it the blaze ignited...


Who’s Who: Maritime Movements for March/April 2024

WORK BOAT WORLD: Dennis Tetzlaff will take over as the new Chief Operating Officer Fleet of Stena Line in addition to becoming part of the group’s management team. Tetzlaff worked in various professions within the shipping and cruise industry over the past two decades. Most recently, he comes from...


Report: China responsible for human rights abuses and illegal fishing across the Southwest Indian Ocean

Commercial fishing vessel

The Chinese fishing fleet is responsible for systemic illegal fishing and human rights abuses in countries bordering the Southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO), undercutting China’s claims of supporting sustainable development and thriving blue economies in the region, according to a new report published by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). China’s distant-water fleet (DWF) is by far […]

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Blast injures nine on fishing boat in Bay of Bengal off India

Indian Coast Guard personnel tend to some of the injured crewmembers of the fishing boat Durga Bhavani after it sank due to an onboard explosion in the Bay of Bengal.

Nine crewmembers of a fishing boat suffered injuries after a fire ignited and caused a gas cylinder to explode on board their vessel off the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam on Friday, April 5. The locally-registered fishing vessel Durga Bhavani was in the Bay of Bengal 65 nautical miles off...


Belgium, EU sign Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships

Belgium and the European Union haved signed the United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships, otherwise known as the Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) confirmed via a recent...


Two dead, two missing after Chinese fishing vessel capsizes off Taiwan’s Kinmen Islands

Taiwanese news outlets RTI and CNA report that two people were killed and another two have gone missing after a Chinese fishing vessel capsized and sank near Taiwan’s Kinmen Islands on Thursday, March 14. The vessel identified as Min Long Yu 61222 was approximately 1.1 nautical miles off Dongding...


Four dead after fishing boat capsizes off southern South Korea

Four people are confirmed dead after a fishing vessel capsized off the southern coast of South Korea on Saturday, March 9. The 29-tonne vessel identified as 2 Haesinho was approximately 68 kilometres south of the city of Tongyeong when it overturned on the morning (local time) of Saturday. Of the...


One dead after fishing boat collides with cargo ship off Quang Ngai, Vietnam

Vietnamese news outlets report that one person is confirmed dead while two others have gone missing after a fishing vessel and a locally-registered cargo ship collided with each other off Quang Ngai province in central Vietnam on Friday, February 23. An initial investigation stated that the fishing...


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