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Sleepiness and fatigue are ever-present risks to all on board

Sleepiness and fatigue are ever-present risks to all on board
21/09/2017 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/sleepiness-and-fatigue-are-ever-pre...

Environmental activists seize cargo ship carrying VW diesel cars and demand "toxic" vehicles be returned to Germany

Environmental activists seize cargo ship carrying VW diesel cars and demand "toxic" vehicles be returned to Germany
Neil Lancefield 21 SEP 2017

They removed keys and labelled engines with messages urging the manufacturer to "ditch diesel" (Image: Jiri Rezac/Greenpeace/SWNS)
Protesters used kayaks and boats to reach the 23,000-tonne car carrier in the Thames Estuary at around 8.30am this morning

Korea to provide USD 2.5 million for maritime university of Sri Lanka

Korea to provide USD 2.5 million for maritime university
September 22, 2017 http://colombogazette.com/2017/09/22/korea-to-provide-usd-2-5-million-fo...

The Ocean University of Sri Lanka, the first ever state university for maritime and ocean sciences is going to be upgraded under the financial and technical assistance by the Republic of Korea.

A grant of 2.5 Mn USD is provided by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to formulate the master plan for the upgrading of the Ocean University and build the capacities of the academics of the university.

ATTY. BRENDA V. PIMENTEL: Duterte's Proclamation No. 316 says September is Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month

September is Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month
BRENDA V. PIMENTEL on September 23, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/september-maritime-archipelagic-nation-awaren...

Shipping’s new technologies will help address pollution concerns

Shipping’s new technologies will help address pollution concerns
23/09/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shippings-new-technologies-will-help...

Shipping Industry Downturn Helping Singapore at Regional Rivals' Expense

Shipping Industry Downturn Helping Singapore at Regional Rivals' Expense
Sept 18 2017 https://shipandbunker.com/news/apac/108414-shipping-industry-downturn-he...

The loss of box line business from Malaysia's Port Klang earlier this year could be bolstering throughput at Singapore, according to a Malaysian shipping executive.

Shipping Association of Malaysia chairman Ooi Lean Hin told local news provider Malay Mail Online that Port Klang may have to play second fiddle to Singapore for some time.

25 Indian sailors stuck in UAE for 3 months

25 Indian sailors stuck in UAE for 3 months
22/09/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/25-indian-sailors-stuck-in-uae-for-3...

An Indian merchant ship, Maharshi Vamadeva, a gas carrier, has been held in the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the port authorities since June this year over non-payment of dues by the ship’s owner.

The all-Indian crew, 25 of them, have been stranded in the ship for three months now with their documents confiscated by local coast guard.

ITF and employers pledge to strike pay deal this year

ITF and employers pledge to strike pay deal this year

Negotiators promise they will not leave thousands of ships stranded without a collective agreement, amid hopes of 11th-hour compromise

more..http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/1348538/itf-and-employers-pledge-to-strike-pay-deal-this-year

AoS supports crew following death of seafarer

AoS supports crew following death of seafarer
Ievoli Cobalt, Reverend Roger Stone September 21st, 2017 http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/33443

The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) provided pastoral support to crew members of an offshore supply ship after the death of their colleague on September 12. An Italian crew member was believed to have possibly suffered a stroke on board the Ievoli Cobalt off the coast of the Isle of Wight on the morning of September 11 and was airlifted to hospital by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Sadly, he died the next day.

Seafarer Mental Health Trauma Leaflet Now Available In Tagalog Language

Seafarer Mental Health Trauma Leaflet Now Available In Tagalog Language
20/09/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/seafarer-mental-health-trauma-leafle...

Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that following the success of the mental health welfare leaflet “Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events”, the leaflet is now available in the Tagalog language.

The leaflet is now available on both the HRAS (Publications) and UK P&I (Knowledge) websites and can be downloaded for free.

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