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Crew abandons burning ship off coast of South Padre Island

Crew abandons burning ship off coast of South Padre Island
Derick Garcia Jul 23, 2017 http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/main-news/crew-abandons-burning-s...

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KVEO) - Two Parrot Eyes employees abandoned their burning ship at around 1pm Friday.

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens at the scene said the employees are ok and didn't suffer any injuries.

A Coast Guard helicopter hovered over the burning boat as the 1986 Malibu skier was engulfed in flames.

Ship’s crew attempt to sell adulterated diesel in Lagos

Ship’s crew attempt to sell adulterated diesel in Lagos
Evelyn Usman July 20, 2017

Attempt by a syndicate which specialised in conveying illegally refined petroleum products from Niger Delta region of the country to ready buyers in Lagos state , have been foiled.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/ships-crew-attempt-sell-adulterated-d... Usman Attempt by a syndicate which specialised in conveying illegally refined petroleum products from Niger Delta region of the country to ready buyers in Lagos state , have been foiled.

Tragedy of Commons in Shipping Intelligence

Tragedy of Commons in Shipping Intelligence
22/07/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/tragedy-of-commons-in-shipping-intel...

7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy 'sexual abuse, bullying' probe

7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe
Associated Press July 22, 2017 http://www.ajc.com/sports/students-face-hearings-merchant-marine-academy...

Seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer.

Europe to manufacture ships of the future

Europe to manufacture ships of the future
24/07/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/europe-to-manufacture-ships-of-the-f...

A new European research project seeks to revolutionise the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships. FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials.

Have We Reached the Peak – Cosco and OOCL Merger

Have We Reached the Peak – Cosco and OOCL Merger
24/07/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/have-we-reached-the-peak-cosco-and-o...

On July 1, China’s state-owned Cosco Shipping Holdings announced a bid to purchase a controlling share of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. (OOIL) for a staggering $6.3 billion. Cosco’s acquisition of OOIL marks the latest (and possibly the last) in a wave of carrier consolidation that is reshaping the international shipping industry, which has struggled to return to profitability after a years-long slump.

Ship captain sacked for sailing drunk

Ship captain sacked for sailing drunk
13 July, 2017 https://www.irishnews.com/news/2017/07/14/news/ship-captain-sacked-for-s...

The captain of a merchant vessel has been sacked after he was found to be drunk in charge of a boat at Belfast Harbour, a court has heard.

Estonian man Juri Ting apppeared at Belfast Magistrates Court where he admitted a charge of 'excess alcohol by a master of a ship.'

UK: Maritime trade union says modern day slavery is a developing trend in Merseyside

Maritime trade union says modern day slavery is a developing trend in Merseyside
David Tran July 19, 2017 http://www.shdlogistics.com/news/maritime-trade-union-says-modern-day-sl...

A maritime trade union is highlighting how seafarers in Runcorn is working on $0.85 an hour and are suffering from "atrocious" conditions in British waters.

The Nautilus International has also flagged that those workers were found to be owed almost US$43,000 in back pay following checks by a maritime union inspector.

What can save shipping industry: Sharks or megamergers?

Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?
July 20, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720113655.htm

Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Environmental microbiologist Dr Maria Salta is examining how on land and at sea, nature's ability to self-clean might give scientists a window into solutions which could be used on humanmade objects at sea.

USS Fitzgerald collision: Crew 'should have spoken up' before accident, official says

USS Fitzgerald collision: Crew 'should have spoken up' before accident, official says
Lucas Tomlinson July 21, 2017 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07/21/uss-fitzgerald-collision-crew-sh...

Crew members aboard the USS Fitzgerald "should have spoken up" long before the American warship collided with a massive cargo vessel off the coast of Japan last month, U.S. officials said on Friday.

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