This week, we covered the sadly all-too-familiar scourge of sexual assault at sea, the familiar theme of Russia’s attempts to bypass sanctions and a shipping veteran’s return to his old employer.

When Hope Hicks joined the US Merchant Marine Academy to become a seafarer, her time as a cadet at sea should have been the highlight of her university experience. But to her horror, she became the victim of a sexual crime on board a Maersk Line Ltd ship while she was undergoing her ‘sea year’.