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U.S. destroyer collides with Japanese tug boat

U.S. destroyer collides with Japanese tug boat
2017-11-19 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/19/c_136763774.htm

TOKYO, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a Japanese commercial tug boat on Saturday, local media reported on Sunday.

The USS Benfold (DDG 65) was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Sagami Bay, Kanagawa Prefecture, when the tug boat lost propulsion and "drifted into" the ship, according to a release by the U.S. 7th Fleet.

Container ships at massive risk: security latest

Container ships at massive risk: security latest
20 November, 2017 http://techwireasia.com/2017/11/container-ships-at-massive-risk-security...

A British cybersecurity specialist has published details which lay out how easy it is for container ships’ loading and cargo routing plans to be compromised.

At NYK-TDG Maritime Academy Graduation: DOTr, MARINA share good news to new seafarers

DOTr, MARINA share good news to new seafarers
November 20, 2017 http://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1002253

METRO MANILA, Nov. 20 -- “You are given the unique privilege to serve the country.”

This was Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade’s reminder to the seventh batch of graduates of the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy in Laguna yesterday, 17 November 2017.

Liberian Registry, ICS Challenge Brazilian Court Ruling

Liberian Registry, ICS Challenge Brazilian Court Ruling
November 20, 2017 https://www.marinelink.com/news/challenge-brazilian431425

The Liberian Registry, in cooperation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has succeeded in helping the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which, if left uncontested, could have had serious adverse legal and economic consequences for the international shipping industry.

Supply of qualified UK seafarers “critical” to future success of UK as a maritime centre

Supply of qualified UK seafarers “critical” to future success of UK as a maritime centre
21/11/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/supply-of-qualified-uk-seafarers-cri...

David Dingle CBE, Chairman of Maritime UK has written to the Transport Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, to express the entire maritime sector’s support for the shipping industry’s proposal to double funding for seafarer training.

Struggling To Find Value In The Market? Think Shipping

Struggling To Find Value In The Market? Think Shipping
Bob Haber Nov 20, 2017
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Indonesian crew walk off cockroach-infested UK-registered trawler in West Cork

Crew walk off cockroach-infested trawler in West Cork
November 18, 2017 http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/crew-walk-off-cockroac...

Indonesian crew members of the UK-registered ship detained in West Cork last week walked off the vessel last night and sought to be put up by Irish officials to enable them to plan for a journey home, writes Stephen Rogers.

Navy intercepts 5,000 sacks of rice Monday

Navy intercepts 5,000 sacks of rice Monday
Jeepy P. Compio November 20, 2017 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2017/11/20/navy-intercepts-50...

AROUND 5,000 sacks of rice were intercepted by the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) from a motorboat since no shipping clearance was able to be presented.

After the NFEM received reports that a motorboat carrying questionable products was about to pass through the Davao Oriental sea, the NFEM-Naval Task Group 71 immediately conducted a joint counter-action operations.

Merger mania intensifies for Chinese yards

Merger mania intensifies for Chinese yards
Jason Jiang Nov 19th 2017 http://splash247.com/merger-mania-intensifies-chinese-yards/

China’s top 10 yards will hold 70% of yard capacity within three years, Jason Jiang reports.

Misfiring Cylinder Caused Fatal Engine Explosion

Misfiring Cylinder Caused Fatal Engine Explosion
2017-11-19 https://maritime-executive.com/article/misfiring-cylinder-caused-fatal-e...

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has published its investigation report into the July 2016 engine room fire on board a 1958-built Luhr Bros. towing vessel, citing the probably cause for the engine explosion as a misfiring cylinder that ignited lube oil in the engine sump.

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