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Pinoy seafarer killed in four-storey fall on board Malta ship

Pinoy seafarer killed in four-storey fall on board Malta ship
June 23, 2017 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/pinoyabroad/615694/pinoy-seafarer-ki...

A Filipino seafarer fell to his death while his crew was preparing to refuel his ship at Malta Freeport, reports said.

A report on Times of Malta said the seafarer fell from four decks at 4:45 a.m. as he and other crew members were preparing the container ship Ravenna for refueling from a bunkering vessel at Malta Freeport.

How to board, secure ‘noncompliant’ vessel

How to board, secure ‘noncompliant’ vessel
Calvin D. Cordova June 23rd, 2017 http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/137314/board-secure-noncompliant-vessel

Boarded by a team of heavily armed US Navy personnel, a rigid-hulled inflatable boat sailed toward the starboard side of a vessel off Bohol Sea.
With their high-powered M4 rifles drawn, eight US Navymen boarded the ship and conducted a security sweep.

Boat accident: Foreign ship's crew claim ignorance of the ship hitting the boat

Boat accident: Foreign ship's crew claim ignorance of the ship hitting the boat
Jun 11, 2017 http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/boat-accident-foreign-ship-s-...

The remains of the boat. Photo: VS Shine

Survey: Increase in shipping confidence suggests industry is on the upswing

Survey: Increase in shipping confidence suggests industry is on the upswing
Jennifer McKevitt June 23, 2017 http://www.supplychaindive.com/news/shipping-industry-confidence-grows-c...

Dive Brief:

Moore-Stephens, a UK based accounting and advisory committee ranked shipping industry confidence at 6.1 out of 10 in a new survey in late May, from a previous high of 5.6 in February, American Shipper reported Wednesday.

Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship

Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship
SCOTT SHANEJUNE 23, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/destroyer-fitzgerald-colli...

There should have been lookouts on watch on the port, starboard and stern of the destroyer Fitzgerald — sailors scanning the horizon with binoculars and reporting by headsets to the destroyer’s bridge. At 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, off the coast of Japan south of Tokyo, they could hardly have failed to see the 730-foot freighter ACX Crystal, stacked with more than 1,000 containers, as it closed in.

Philippines-flagged cargo ship that hit US destroyer near Japan was on autopilot, data shows

Cargo ship that hit US destroyer near Japan was on autopilot, data shows
23 Jun, 2017 https://www.rt.com/usa/393768-fitzgerald-collision-freighter-autopilot/

The Philippines-flagged freighter that struck the USS Fitzgerald off the coast of Japan last week was on autopilot at the time, according to tracking data that emerged in the course of the investigation. The collision killed seven US sailors and injured three.

Shipping’s CO2 proposals slammed as merely ‘decorative words’ -

Shipping’s CO2 proposals slammed as merely ‘decorative words’ -
Sam Chambers 23 Jun3e 2017

A host of NGOs have criticised Thursday’s submission by four leading shipowning bodies on how the IMO should tackle CO2 emissions as not being ambitious enough.

Day of the Seafarer: Beyond the Basics; Looking Forward to Going Ashore

Beyond the Basics
Alastair Fischbacher and Tom Holmer 2017-06-22

The theme of the IMO’s 2017 Day of the Seafarer is “Seafarers Matter.” A key strand of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative’s (SSI) Vision 2040 is to provide a safe, healthy and secure working environment for all in the shipping industry, many of whom are of course seafarers. In order to facilitate a positive working environment on a global scale, seafarers must be valued every day by employers, the industry and governments; not just on the Day of the Seafarer.

Seafarers Isolated but Not Alone

Seafarers Isolated but Not Alone
Roger Harris 2017-06-22 http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/seafarers-isolated-but-not-alone

It should go without saying in the maritime industry that “Seafarers Matter.” We know that without seafarers half of the world would starve while the other half would freeze. Seafarers do matter, but if this is the case, why in 2017 are seafarers still being abandoned, mistreated, kidnapped and held hostage by pirates, bullied and treated as commodities?

Shipping Industry Unites To Propose Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives To Global Regulator

Shipping Industry Unites To Propose Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives To Global Regulator
22/06/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipping-industry-unites-to-propose-...

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