Celebrity Cruises has appointed its first female captain, Kate McCue, 37. Also unusual in the international mega-ship realm, she is a US citizen. The San Francisco native will command Celebrity Summit, sailing between the US East Coast and Bermuda...
Princess Cruises is joining IMO's annual Day of the Seafarer on June 25 with activities including a salute to three long-serving crew members and nautical chart auctions with the proceeds to support seafarer organizations.
Draft amendments to SOLAS to clarify when watertight doors may be opened during a voyage and other safety-related measures springing from the Costa Concordia accident were approved during IMO's recent Marine Safety Committee session.
Revenue cruises to nowhere from US ports on foreign-flag ships are coming to an end. Traditionally such short sailings have been granted exemptions on a case by case basis at the discretion of US Customs and Border Protection's district field...
Inchcape Shipping Services teamed with Brightwell Payments to introduce a payment system for shipowners and managers aimed at simplifying cross-border crew payments, cutting on-board cash and enhancing safety.
Maritime services giant V.Group and its ship management arm, V.Ships, inaugurated a major new office and training centre in Manila, Philippines.
The US Coast Guard reopened, to July 1, the comment period for its proposed regulation, 'Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities.'
The International Maritime Organization's Day of the Seafarer, June 25, will focus on inspiring young people to consider a #CareerAtSea.