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‘Paolo’ strands 68 vessels, 127 passengers

Passengers stranded due to ‘Paolo’
By Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon October 21, 2017 -http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2017/10/21/1751019/passengers-stranded-due-paolo

CEBU, Philippines — At least 127 passengers were stranded in Cebu ports yesterday after the Philippine Coast Guard-Cebu District did not allow 68 vessels weighing below 250 gross tonnage to set sail.

OPINION: 'Filipinos, first in America' – Tweaking a historical perspective

OPINION: 'Filipinos, first in America' – Tweaking a historical perspective.
Buddy Gomez – Oct 20 2017 http://news.abs-cbn.com/blogs/opinions/10/20/17/opinion-filipinos-first-...

There is apt and well-positioned bragging rights, historically documented, over the fact that Filipinos were first to land in America. Since 1587, the clarion claims. Pointedly emphasizing that the event preceded the 1607 English settlement in Jamestown. That was the first English permanent settlement in North America, thereafter becoming the United States of America.

Cayman Islands : Seafarers help two doctors complete studies

Seafarers help two doctors complete studies
October 18, 2017 https://www.caymancompass.com/2017/10/18/seafarers-help-two-doctors-comp...

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association and the Health Services Authority have signed an memorandum of understanding to provide scholarships for two Caymanian HSA doctors to complete their postgraduate studies in the field of medicine.

All 14 Indonesian crewmen of stricken cargo ship rescued

All 14 Indonesian crewmen of stricken cargo ship rescued
10/20/2017 http://www.menafn.com/1095967209/All-14-Indonesian-crewmen-of-stricken-c...

A Honduras-registered cargo ship heading to Vietnam capsized in waters off Kaohsiung, Taiwan, during the early hours of Wednesday. All 14 Indonesian crewmen were rescued, with the last man picked up by a fishing boat off Anping, Tainan, eight hours after the ship capsized.

Denmark is world’s seventh-biggest seafaring nation: report

Denmark is world’s seventh-biggest seafaring nation: report
19 October 2017 https://www.thelocal.dk/20171019/denmark-is-worlds-seventh-biggest-seafa...

Danish maritime traditions go back to the Viking era, but the Scandinavian nation retains an affinity for the waves today with a robust shipping industry.

According to a study by Danish Shipping the country remains among the biggest in the world for seafaring.

The report is based on an analysis of the gross tonnage capacity of Denmark’s shipping.

OOCL takeover gets green light from Cosco shareholders

OOCL takeover gets green light from Cosco shareholders
Greg Knowler| Oct 20, 2017

Shareholders of Cosco Shipping Holdings this week approved the Chinese carrier’s giant $6.3 billion takeover of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd., leaving just a few regulatory approvals to secure before the deal will be completed.

U.S. Bank Launches New Barometer for Shipping Industry

U.S. Bank Launches New Barometer for Shipping Industry
OCT 20, 2017 https://www.monitordaily.com/news-posts/u-s-bank-launches-new-barometer-...

Nautilus: Modern slavery in UK waters is “alive and kicking”

Nautilus: Modern slavery in UK waters is “alive and kicking”
Sandra Sarmpezi 19 October 2017 https://www.safety4sea.com/nautilus-modern-slavery-in-uk-waters-is-alive...

Maritime professionals trade union Nautilus International has warned of the plight of seafarers working on foreign flagged ships in British waters, who are receiving minimal or no pay and suffering poor conditions.

The warnings follow figures from the National Crime Agency which found there is an estimated 10,000-13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK, with some 300 current policing operations.

Australia crew members were near mutiny, says axed Farstad master

Australia crew members were near mutiny, says axed Farstad master
Bob Rust October 19th, 2017 http://www.tradewindsnews.com/legal/1365397/australia-crew-members-were-...

A veteran Farstad AHTS master alleges he lost his ship after confrontations with his crew members left him depressed and drove him to drink on the eve of a new assignment

Container ship taken out of port after hazmat spill in hold, Sakhalin

Container ship taken out of port after hazmat spill in hold, Sakhalin
Erofey Schkvark October 19, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/10/19/container-ship-taken-out-of-port-...

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