Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Uncertain guidelines in a shadowy world

The recent release of four employees of Protection Vessels International, after nearly six months’ detention in Eritrea, together with the imprisonment of six persons — American, Kenyan and British citizens — in Somalia, convicted of illegally bringing ransom money into the country, shows the risks that are run by those offering anti-piracy services. Continue reading

Awareness and alertness are vital

At the beginning of this month we had Seafarers Awareness Week, a communications campaign promoted by Seafarers UK, a leading charity, aimed at enlightening the public about the vital role of mariners, shipping and the sea services. Continue reading

Problem wrecks and their cargoes

The past century of commerce and warfare has left a legacy of thousands of sunken vessels along the U.S., Canadian and European coasts. Continue reading