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Retired seaman, wife brutally killed in Cavite; Hungarian man killed by seaman-neighbor over use of firecrackers; Seaman jail visitor given shabu inside

Retired seaman, wife brutally killed in Cavite
Hannibal Talete, January 15, 2017 http://interaksyon.com/article/136194/watch--retired-seaman-wife-brutall...

CAVITE, Philippines - Police probers are puzzled by the motive of those behind the brutal killing of a retired elderly couple in Maragondon town in Cavite, whose bloodied bodies were found two days after the estimated time of the murders.

IMO launches World Maritime Day 2017 theme: “Connecting ships, ports and people”

IMO launches World Maritime Day 2017 theme
19 January 2017 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/europe/imo-launches-world-maritime...

IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim launched the theme for World Maritime Day 2017, “Connecting ships, ports and people” at the Port of Felixstowe on Wednesday.

The theme is designed to highlight coherent and connected efforts across the industry.

Cargo vessel sinks off Leyte; 28 rescued, 1 missing

Cargo vessel sinks off Leyte; 28 rescued, 1 missing
Leo Udtohan, Robert Dejon - January 18, 2017 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/863253/cargo-vessel-sinks-off-leyte-28-resc...

BATO, Leyte—One crew member remained missing while 28 others were rescued when a cargo vessel sank in the waters near Dawahon Island between the provinces of Bohol and Leyte on Tuesday night.

Body found at sea near area where cargo vessel sank off Leyte

Body found at sea near area where cargo vessel sank off Leyte
Ador Vincent S. Mayol - January 20, 2017 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/863852/body-found-at-sea-near-area-where-ca...

CEBU CITY — A body has been found floating in the sea off Canigao Island in Leyte.

Seaman Second Class (SN2) Philip Tadina of the Philippine Coast Guard in Eastern Visayas (PCG-8) said the cadaver had yet to be identified.
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“It is still for verification,” he said in a phone interview on Thursday afternoon.

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers
19/01/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-welcomes-entry-into-force-of-fin...

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers.

TIMBOG DIN: Naghatid lang sa airport ang asawa ng seaman, hinoldap pa ng taxi driver

Taxi driver ngayon sa buhay ng OFW, level-up na
Susan K January 13th, 2017 http://bandera.inquirer.net/141769/taxi-driver-ngayon-sa-buhay-ng-ofw-le...

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Asawa ng seaman si Jema at naging pasahero ni Daniel Sallan nang sumakay ito mula sa airport.

Palibahasa’y likas na talaga sa ating mga Pinoy ang pagiging palakaibigan, palakuwento at palatanong, kung kaya’t malaya namang sagot tayo nang sagot sa bawat tanong at walang masamang iniisip sa ating kapwa.

Shanghai Maritime Court sells Indonesian ship on online Chinese auction site Taobao

New BBQ? Dining room table? Indonesian-owned cargo ship? It’s all on Taobao
Asia Times staff January 19, 2017 http://www.atimes.com/article/new-bbq-dining-room-table-indonesian-owned...

SOLD!
Shanghai Maritime Court sold a confiscated foreign-owned cargo ship for US$2.41 million through an online auction on Taobao, Global Times reported.

Meridian Tres: captain believed the ship was capable of handling gale force winds

Second Freighter Sinks Off Philippines
2017-01-18 http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/second-freighter-sinks-off-phi...

On Tuesday night, the 3,500 dwt freighter Meridian Tres went down off Bohol, prompting a large-scale search and rescue mission. She was the second vessel to sink off the Philippines within a 24 hour period.

Hanjin Shipping Soars a Day After Exchange Calls Stock ‘Trash’

Hanjin Shipping Soars a Day After Exchange Calls Stock ‘Trash’
Heejin Kim January 18, 2017 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-18/hanjin-shipping-soars...

One day after a Korean stock exchange official called the shares of Hanjin Shipping Co. “trash,” investors piled in, sending them 15 percent higher.

Subic Hanjin Heavy delivers first Philippine-made VLCC

Hanjin Heavy delivers first Philippine-made VLCC
Jonas Reyes January 17, 2017 http://business.mb.com.ph/2017/01/17/hanjin-heavy-delivers-first-philipp...

The M/V Gener8 Hector shown during a sea trial conducted by the HHIC-Phils.

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