J Class Svea Set To Return To Race In Europe With Swedish Syndicate

A group of successful Swedish entrepreneurs and businessmen who are all passionate about sailing, will campaign JS1 Svea and plan to start racing this summer in Europe with a mostly Swedish crew.

J Class ​Svea Set​ To Retu​rn To Ra​ce. Phot​o Credit​: J Clas​s/Studio​ Borleng​hi

Svea is under new ownership and due to be shipped from Charleston, USA to arrive in Palma in May where the new team will prepare the boat in time for June’s Palma Superyacht Cup where she is set to line up against...


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...


One more elderly pandemic death

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

Monday, April 11, 2022

One more elderly death linked to pandemic
A 92 year-old resident suffering from coronavirus symptoms has died, the Government announced on the morning of Sunday, April 10…

Monaco’s Leclerc wins decisively in Austraia
Charles Leclerc claimed two wins out of three after coming home first in Sunday’s Australia Grand Prix at a new-look Albert Park Circuit…

This Week in Monaco

April 11-17.



IMCA responds to congressional advancement of U.S. Crewing legislation

On March 29, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation – H.R. 6728 – that included a provision in Section 518 – as the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) previously reported – that would impose burdensome new citizenship-based restrictions on crews of foreign flag vessels that work on offshore energy projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). 

This provision would require mariners on foreign flagged vessels operating on the OCS be either U.S. citizens,...


Greek Controlled Shipping 2022

24 March 2022 An information paper, based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit

For the 35th consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered under the Greek and other flags. The data has been provided by IHS Markit.

The following is a short analysis, prepared by the GSCC Secretariat, of the data provided.

Information from Table 1, compared with corresponding data from the previous year, shows that, during the...


Vital Statistics for the 2021 100 Top Women in Shipping

Vital Statistics for the 2021 100 Top Women in Shipping

Anny Zade

By Anny Zade

We have not experienced anything like this and never witnessed or heard anything to be as closely followed as the international mega-spread talk, gossip and social media communication, as the aftermath of our third international 100 Top Women in Shipping. It was more than touching to see how women reacted in uploading the results and making presentations individually or in groups in many regions all over Planet Ocean....


The Panama ship registry issues recommendations for its vessels sailing in the waters of Ukraine and Russia, in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov

The Panama ship registry issues recommendations for its vessels sailing in the waters of Ukraine and Russia, in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) through the Panama Ship Registry, published on February 24, 2022, the Merchant Marine Notice MMN 03/2022, which emphasizes that its ships must maintain maximum vigilance and increase security conditions on board, to protect both the seafarers on board and the ship, when they are sailing in Ukrainian and Russian...


Panama supports the IMO/MEPC 77 Meeting

Panama supports the IMO/MEPC 77 Meeting

PANAMA-February 22, 2022-The Permanent Mission of Panama to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) participated in the seventy-seventh Marine Environment Protection Meeting (MEPC 77) held last November, virtually.

During this meeting, discussions centered on issues related to ballast water, air pollution prevention, energy efficiency of ships and reduction of ships’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, two new deliverables were approved:

  • The...


Bahamas a top-performing flag state, says ICS report

Bahamas a top-performing flag state, says ICS report

One of many vessels registered to The Bahamas.

The Bahamas has been confirmed as a top-performing flag state, achieving positive scores across all 19 categories of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)’s 2020-21 Flag State Performance Table.     

In ICS’s latest report, The Bahamas scored highly for the Port State Control records of ships that fly the Bahamian flag, its ratification of conventions, crew- and training-related reporting, age...


The Panama Ship Registry will invest in technological transformation in 2022

The Panama Ship Registry will invest in technological transformation in 2022

Globe Polaris

PANAMA-January 27, 2022- The Panama Ship Registry closed year 2021 with a total of 8,558 vessels and 236M  GT, an increase of 2.33% over the previous year of 230.5M tons GT, according to IHS Markit.

Panama Registry flags 15% of the world fleet according to Clarksons research.

The Panama Ship Registry brought to the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) an income of more than $87.3 M in 2021, or 34% more than in...


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