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IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water

IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water
2014 December 22 http://en.portnews.ru/news/192519/

​​Mr Sekimizu expressed his wish that Governments, and in particular those with a large merchant shipping tonnage under their flag, should take action to ratify the BWM Convention as soon as possible., IMO said in its press release.

Pinoy seaman medevaced by USCG from oil tanker

Video: Crewman Medevaced from Oil Tanker
December 22, 2014 http://www.marinelink.com/news/medevaced-crewman-tanker382744.aspx

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) medevaced a Filipino crewmember from a tanker 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, Sunday.

First intermediate inspection to comply with MLC, 2006

First intermediate inspection to comply with MLC, 2006
17/12/2014 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/first-intermediate-inspection-to-com...

'Black Swans' in Shipping Industry

Planning in an uncertain age
11/12/2014 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/planning-in-an-uncertain-age/

There are a lot of “black swans” paddling into view at the moment. These, of course, represent the completely unanticipated things that nobody planned for in their forward projections and which provoke a startled rethink.

AMSA issues Marine Notice: Maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers

AMSA issues Marine Notice
Maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers
17 Dec 14 http://www.safety4sea.com/maximum-period-of-shipboard-service-for-seafar...

Dynamited fish seized in Cebu

Orphans, not buyers, to get ‘hot’ seafood
Elias O. Baquero December 23, 2014 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2014/12/23/orphans-not-buyers-...

A JOINT team from the Cebu Port Authority (CPA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) seized P1.5 million worth of dynamited fish in an operation at Pier 5, Cebu City the other night.

BFAR 7 Director Andres Bojos said the fish was loaded on the fishing boat C.A.

NYK-Fil Ship Management Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

NYK-Fil Ship Management Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
20/12/2014 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/nyk-fil-ship-management-celebrates-i...

On December 18, NYK-Fil Ship Management Inc. (NYK-Fil; head office: Philippines), an NYK Group company, held a ceremony in Manila to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company’s establishment and the completion of a renovation of the head office.

Nicaraguans oppose new canal

Nicaragua canal to break ground, hoping to rival Panama
December 21, 2014 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nicaragua-canal-to-break-ground-hoping-to-ri...

Activists holds a banner that reads in Spanish 'Chinese go out' during a protest against the project of building an inter oceanic canal, in the San Jorge municipality, Nicaragua, on October 3, 2014. Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty

Search continues for cargo ship crew member

Search continues for cargo ship crew member
Dec. 21, 2014 http://www.guampdn.com/article/20141221/NEWS01/312210009/Search-continue...

The search continues for a missing crew member of a cargo ship positioned approximately 210 nautical miles, south-southeast of Palau, said U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam Search and Rescue Controller Leif Wigman.

The U.S. Coast Guard received a report from the Japan Coast Guard Friday evening regarding a man who somehow went overboard from the Panama-flagged cargo ship Beagel 1.

Nicaragua’s Rival to Panama Canal Set to Start Dec. 22

Nicaragua’s Rival to Panama Canal Set to Start Dec. 22
Michael McDonald Dec 20, 2014 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-19/nicaragua-s-rival-to-panama-can...

Nicaragua plans to begin building access roads and highways on Monday near the country’s Pacific coast as it starts work on a $50 billion inter-oceanic canal meant to rival Panama’s century-old waterway.

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