USCG: Zika Virus Precautions

USCG has issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin to inform the maritime industry on the risks associated with the Zika virus. Recently, the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health emergency. This has prompted questions from the maritime industry regarding reporting requirements for any vessel crew members or passengers who may be […]

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Report Warns Shipping of Phishing Scams

Information phishing has been identified as one of the main ploys used by fraudsters targeting the maritime industry. In a recent report highlighting fraud in shipping and maritime, Skuld, the mutual marine insurance company, repeated its advice that one of the key elements to fraud is information. It said fraudsters will seek to ‘phish’ information from various […]

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