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Why it's not suprising that ship collisions still happen

Why it's not suprising that ship collisions still happen
Chris Baraniuk 22 August 2017 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170822-why-its-not-surprising-that-shi...

The ocean may be huge, and navigation technology may be advanced – but the conditions are still in place for ocean collisions like the one between a tanker and US navy destroyer this week. What can be done to prevent future disasters?

Container ship MAERSK PEMBROKE fire Update

Container ship MAERSK PEMBROKE fire Update
Mikhail Voytenko August 22, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/08/22/container-ship-maersk-pembroke-fi...

Maritime Bulletin was tipped off by an insider on details of MAERSK PEMBROKE mishap:

Marina to probe fastcraft mishap in Ormoc port

Marina to probe fastcraft mishap in Ormoc port
August 22, 2017 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/924547/ocean-jet-12-ormoc-port-mishap

ORMOC CITY, Leyte — The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is expected to conduct an investigation on what caused a fastcraft to ram into the port of Ormoc City about noon on Monday.

Cmdr. Lawrence Roque, Coast Guard spokesperson in Eastern Visayas, said they were waiting for investigators from Marina to arrive and start the investigation on Ocean Jet 12.

Royal 16 Vietnamese Crew Member Do Trung Hieu Escapes Abu Sayyaf

Royal 16 Crew Member Escapes Abu Sayyaf
2017-08-22 0http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/royal-16-crew-member-escapes-abu-sayyaf

A Vietnamese crewmember kidnapped from the bulk carrier Royal 16 last November has escaped and been rescued by military forces in the Philippines.

Do Trung Hieu, along with five others, was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf terrorists after the 5,610dwt Vietnamese bulk carrier was boarded by 10 armed men off Sibago Island in the Philippines. The abductees included the master, the deck officers, the bosun and an A/B.

Seafarers' Plight Overlooked

Seafarers' Plight Overlooked
2017-08-22 http://maritime-executive.com/article/seafarers-plight-overlooked

Seafarer welfare charity Apostleship of the Sea says that the CSCL Jupiter became a tourist attraction when it ran aground in Antwerp on August 15. Local press reported onlookers climbing onto the sand bank the bow of the ship was stuck on.

Indonesian deserters from cruise ships docked in Mobile arrested in Arkansas

Deserters from cruise ships docked in Mobile arrested in Arkansas
Prescotte Stokes III August 22, 2017 http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/08/indonesian_cruise_ship_c...

Three Indonesian cruise ship crew members were apprehended in Arkansas last week after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Mobile were notified that they never returned to the ship.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations worked jointly with CBP officers to make the arrest.

Take cyber security seriously or face regulation USCG warns shipping

Take cyber security seriously or face regulation USCG warns shipping
22 August 2017 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/take-cyber-security-seriously...

As shipping moves towards innovations such as autonomous vessels the US Coast Guard (USCG) warns that the industry needs to take cyber security seriously to avoid regulation.

Threat of price war clouds horizon for Maersk shipping business

Threat of price war clouds horizon for Maersk shipping business
Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen August 22, 2017 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-maersk-shipping-idUSKCN1B21QX

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A.P. Moller-Maersk has been fortified by the $7.5 billion sale of its oil and gas business to France's Total, but the company's main sea freight business faces the threat of a new price war in a consolidating industry.

Korea: 4 killed in shipyard blast; $38m fine for price collusion

Explosion kills four at STX’s main yard in South Korea
Sam Chambers 21 August 2017 http://splash247.com/explosion-kills-four-stxs-main-yard-south-korea/

Four subcontractors were killed at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding’s main yard in Jinhae, South Korea near midday on Sunday. The workers were busy spray painting the inside of a tank on a 74,000 product tanker, due for imminent delivery to a Greek owner, when an explosion ripped through the confined space.

The ship is meant to deliver to Andriaki Shipping this October.

Another four men working in the same tank survived the blast.

Two general cargo ships collide near Fujian, three dead and six missing

Two general cargo ships collide near Fujian, three dead and six missing
Jason Jiang August 21st 2017 http://splash247.com/two-general-cargo-ships-collide-near-fujian-three-d...

General cargo ships Xin Dong Yuan and An Da Sheng collided near Pingtan, Fujian in China on Saturday.

The incident led to the sinking of Xin Dong Yuan sending all 13 crew members onboard the vessel into the water.

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