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Irish Tech Company Help Seafarers Connect to Loved Ones Over Festive Period

Irish Tech Company Help Seafarers Connect to Loved Ones Over Festive Period
31st December 2017 https://afloat.ie/port-news/port-and-shipping-news/item/38073-irish-tech...

'Asawa at Seaman' sa Panahon ng Internet-Maikling Salaysay

Asawa ng Seaman- Balik sa Ilang Tanaw
Helmsman Seafarertimes.com 31 Disyembre 2017

This movie may have rubbed in the image of an adulterous 'seaman's wife'
Putok na naman sa balita ang ukol sa isang seaman na habang naglalayag sa karagatan ay pinatay ang kanyang asawa at anak. Diumano, ang suspek sa pagpatay ay ang sariling boypren ng asawa ng seaman (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/955773/suspect-who-surrendered-to-cops-admi...)

Ang ganitong pagtingin sa pagiging "mahina," "marupok," o "lapitin ng tukso" ay pinalaganap sa kamalayan ng marami sa isang pelikulang pinamagatang "Lupe: A Seaman's Wife (Rated R: https://magsinetayo.tumblr.com/post/156963810847/lupe-a-seamans-wife-viv...)

Ganoon na rin sa mga lumalaganap na kolum at balitang mabilis na naibabahagi sa internet (http://www.philstar.com/share-your-story/590503/seamans-wife: https://www.wattpad.com/story/1141179-the-seaman%27s-wife-and-her-lover; http://definitelyfilipino.com/blog/agony-of-a-seamans-wife/)

$8.4bn in new ships, 34,400 berths to join global cruise fleet in 2018

$8.4bn in new ships, 34,400 berths to join global cruise fleet in 2018
http://www.seatrade-cruise.com/news/news-headlines/8-4bn-in-new-ships-34...

Sixteen ocean-going cruise ships valued at a total $8.4bn are due to arrive in 2018, according to Seatrade's orderbook.

They'll add 34,395 lower berths to global capacity and loads of novel features—from a magic carpet, racetrack and underwater viewing lounge to full LNG propulsion and the ability to operate for stints on battery power.

Dutch freighter 'Ambo' fire at Seville, Spain

Dutch freighter fire at Seville, Spain
Mikhail Voytenko January 1, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/01/01/dutch-freighter-fire-at-seville-s...

6.5% drop in seamen on 1,235 Greek-flagged vessels between 2014-2016

6.5% drop in seamen on 1,235 Greek-flagged vessels between 2014-2016
L. Karageorgos 31.12.2017 http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/economy/29179-6-5-drop-in-seamen-...

The number of merchant seamen aboard Greek-flagged vessels or under another registry but contracted with the state-run seamen's fund in Greece (NAT) fell by 6.5 percent, according to results of the most recent survey, completed on September 20, 2016, and published on Thursday by the country's independent statistics authority.

Foreign ship 'Lighthouse Winmore' seized for alleged ties to N. Korea

Foreign ship seized for alleged ties to N. Korea
January. 01, 2018 http://english.donga.com/List/3/01/26/1176474/1

Centre’s plans to build LNG ships go up in smoke

Centre’s plans to build LNG ships go up in smoke
P Manoj http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/centres-plans-to-buil...

Mumbai, December 31: The government is abandoning a four-year effort to build LNG ships locally after GAIL (India) Ltd — the state-run natural gas firm which was central to the plan — said it no longer needed to hire some nine new sophisticated tankers for as much as 19 years in view of a potential change in the sourcing of natural gas purchased from the US.

Vietnam loses $2.4 billion as deep-water port has insufficient infrastructure

Vietnam loses $2.4 billion as deep-water port has insufficient infrastructure
30/12/2017 http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/192834/vietnam-loses--2-4-bill...

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam spent big money to build a deep-water port but did not build infrastructure for ships to go in and out of the port.

Ho Kim Lan, secretary general of the Vietnam Port Association (VPA), said 80 percent of container imports and exports still have to go through small ports and vessels.

Lusting for seaman's wife (with four kids)

Emily’s Pos: Lusting after married coworker
Emily Marcelo - Columnist /December 31, 2017 http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/283345/lusting-married-coworker/

Dear Emily,

I have a pretty officemate who is married with four children. We’re both 43 years old. I am also married with three young kids. Her husband is abroad working as a seaman. She is really very attractive and very sweet. Whenever she asks me for a favor, I always grant her request.

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