Cargo Ship Chief Engineer Convicted of Environmental Crimes
Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter
Dec 20, 2014 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/20/us-egypt-suezcanal-crash-idUSK...
(Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship with manslaughter in connection with a collision in the Red Sea this month that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen, state news agency MENA said on Saturday.
Sea Shepherd may contest contempt finding
20 Dec 2014 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/12/20/sea-shepherd-may-contest-c...
Activist group Sea Shepherd is considering an appeal over a contempt of court finding that could see it ordered to pay compensation to Japanese whalers.
Send a Gift of Hope to a Seafarer this Christmas with The Mission to Seafarers
The Mission to Seafarers’ global maritime welfare charity has launched a national radio campaign this week in the UK to help raise awareness and bring in vital funds to support seafarers in need over Christmas time.Icebreaker in Pack Ice Antarctica
House approves proposed PH Maritime Zones Act
MANILA - Before adjourning for the Christmas break, the House of Representatives passed the Philippine Maritime Zones Act, a measure intended to define maritime zones under Philippine jurisdiction.
House Bill 4889 provides for jurisdiction over these maritime zones, which means the country has the exclusive right to explore and exploit resources found in the zones in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS).
Coconut charcoal fire aboard container ship on Jersey City/Bayonne border
By Michaelangelo Conte December 18, 2014 http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/12/coconut_charcoal_fire_aboard_...
There was a large response to a fire on a container ship at Global Terminal on the Jersey City/Bayonne border where a truckload of coconut charcoal caught fire and spread to the exterior of a second container on the huge ship today, officials said.
Man falls to death while working on ship in Galveston
Harvey Rice | December 18, 2014 http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Man-falls-to-deat...
GALVESTON – A worker fell to his death Thursday while working on a ship moored in Galveston, authorities said.
Police were withholding the name of the worker, an employee of Malin International Ship repair, said police spokesman Sgt. Joshua Shirard with the Galveston Police Department.
Shrinking ship bubbles ‘could counteract climate change’
Rebecca Morelle 19 December 2014 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30543252
Getting ships to generate smaller bubbles as they sail across the oceans could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.
Scientists from University of Leeds, UK, say this would create a brighter wake behind a vessel and reflect more sunlight back into space.
However, it could also increase rainfall in some areas.
The findings were presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Dec 19th, 2014 http://www.tempo.com.ph/2014/12/seaman-drowns/
A 54-year-old seaman allegedly drowned on Manila Bay Wednesday, police said yesterday.
The Pasay City police identified the victim as Third Mate Esmeraldo Maloloto of Cagayan de Oro City.
Police said the incident happened at 1:45 a.m.
Joel Lagyap of the Philippine Coast Guard told PO2 Robinson Alsol of the Station Investigation and Detective Management Section of the Pasay police that Maloloto was on board M/V Spirit of Manila when he accidentally slipped and fell into the sea.
Coast Guard sets up maritime security for Pope Francis
December 18, 2014 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/popefrancis/story/393184/coast-guard-sets...
The Philippine Coast Guard has set up two maritime task forces for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis this January.
Both task forces are to secure the maritime area at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Luneta Park in Manila, and in Tacloban City.