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9 Filipinos rescued after Korean ship runs aground

9 Filipinos rescued after Korean ship runs aground
Allan Macatuno December 25th, 2014 http://globalnation.inquirer.net/116145/9-filipinos-rescued-after-korean...

UBIC, Zambales—The Coast Guard rescued nine Filipinos, who served as crew of a Manila-bound South Korean cargo ship which ran aground at Subic Bay near this town at Wednesday dawn.

The crew was brought to the Coast Guard headquarters in Manila on Wednesday night.

Catanduanes has 2nd graduate at elite maritime school Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific

Cat’nes has 2nd graduate at elite maritime school
22 December 2014 http://www.catanduanestribune.com/article/3VL5

A second Catandunganon has its second graduate, and board passer, at the elite Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) in Mariveles, Bataan.

Bryan Anthony Abundo of Gogon, Virac, was among the 1,329 out of 2,529 examinees who passed the Officer-in-Charge of a Navigational Watch Licensure Examination given by the Board for Marine deck Officers of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Manila and Cebu last month. He garnered a rating of 88.9%.

Cambodian ship sinks: 10 crew members including 2 Bangladeshis rescued

Cambodian ship sinks
10 crew members including 2 Bangladeshis rescued
27 December 2014 http://www.thedailystar.net/cambodian-ship-sinks-57268

Japanese Coast Guard yesterday rescued 10 crew members, including two Bangladeshis, of a Cambodian cargo vessel after it sank off the northern Japan coast killing three people.

Of the three dead, two were Chinese and the other one was of Myanmar, reported AFP. The three died after they had been taken to hospital.

The seven survivors, including the Bangladeshis, were in a stable condition.

Bangladeshi labourer became Cambodia ship’s ‘Captain’!

Bangladeshi labourer became Cambodia ship’s ‘Captain’!
December 27, 2014 http://www.thedailystar.net/bangladeshi-labourer-became-cambodia-ship-s-...

They left the port with an entire vessel without sufficient knowledge of sea navigation and suffered the consequences with the cost of three lives and the cargo-laden ship!

The captain and the chief engineer, both from Bangladesh, of the sunken Cambodian cargo vessel “Ming Guang” were taken to Tokyo after they were rescued from northern Japan coast where the ship capsized with scrap metals on its way to South Korea.

PN to set up maritime domain awareness centers; to acquire new weaponry

PN to set up maritime domain awareness centers; to acquire new weaponry
Philippine News Agency December 26, 2014 http://www.interaksyon.com/article/101874/pn-to-set-up-maritime-domain-a...

MANILA - The Philippine Navy (PN) announced on Friday that it will establish coast watch centers and related facilities in the northern part of the country.

The move is in line with the objective of boosting its maritime situational awareness capability.

Pinoy seafarers aboard delayed ship have suckling pig, presents and calls home

Christmas aboard delayed ship means suckling pig, presents and calls home
December 26, 2014 http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestnews/2777728-8/christmas-aboard-d...

Cruise ship worker's attack left passenger with devastating injuries

Cruise ship worker's attack left passenger with devastating injuries
Paula McMahon 26 Dec 2014 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-cruise-ship-rape-victim-201...

A cruise ship worker who sexually assaulted and tried to kill a sleeping passenger after hiding in her stateroom may face a tougher punishment because his crimes were so extreme and had a devastating effect on the victim.

Ship strikes northeastern Wisconsin bridge

Ship strikes northeastern Wisconsin bridge
27 Dec 2014 http://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wi/ship-strikes-north...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials say a large ship struck a Sturgeon Bay bridge during a docking attempt.

St. Nick is Greek patron saint of the sea

Santa, around the world
Geek-Cetera By Graham Templeton Dec. 25, 2014 http://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/santa-around-the-world-1612039/
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Santa, can your bag fit salvation from a watery grave?

Fifth Circuit upholds “seamen” exemption and dismisses “day-rate” FLSA collective action suit

Fifth Circuit upholds “seamen” exemption and dismisses “day-rate” FLSA collective action suit.
12/24/2014 Kyle Potts and Laurie Briggs Young http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fifth-circuit-upholds-seamen-exemption-...

A wave of FLSA collective (class) actions have been filed against scores of marine shipping and towing companies in the Gulf States for violation of the FLSA. Specifically, these suits claim that the commonly used “day-rate” pay system used for tankermen is improper and the employers owe back overtime pay, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and other damages.

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