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British Empire Medal Awardee: Apostleship of Sea port chaplain Reverend Roger Stone speaks some Tagalog, Visayan to commnunicate with Pinoy seafarers

Port Chaplain Receives Queen's Honor
2017-12-30 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/port-chaplain-receives-queens...

Apostleship of Sea (AoS) port chaplain Reverend Roger Stone has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour’s List 2018 for services to the pastoral care of seafarers.

Floating bridge report: Crew 'not familiar' with ferry

Floating bridge report: Crew 'not familiar' with ferry
30 December 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-42522406

A report into a troubled chain ferry says its crew had insufficient time to familiarise themselves with the vessel.

Cowes floating bridge was suspended in September - four months after the £3.2m ferry launched - following breakdowns, groundings and noise issues.

The report into the problems noted some of the ship's main drive wheels now also needed replacing.

Isle of Wight Council's scrutiny committee meets on 9 January to consider the findings.

Norwegian car carrier troubled off Spain, Atlantic

Norwegian car carrier troubled off Spain, Atlantic
NIKOLAY TORKIN December 30, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/12/30/norwegian-car-carrier-troubled-of...

Car carrier VERONA suffered engine failure in the afternoon Dec 29 shortly after leaving Vigo, Spain bound for Tanger. The ship stopped and was anchored off Guarda, south of Vigo. Two Spanish Maritime Rescue boats were sent to check ship’s condition and if necessary, tow her to port. Crew managed to fix the problem, VERONA resumed sailing at around midnight local time.

Nigeria: Ijaw Youths Rap Ship Owners over Attack on NIMASA Boss

Ijaw Youths Rap Ship Owners over Attack on NIMASA Boss
Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa December 30, 2017 https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/12/30/ijaw-youths-rap-ship-ow...

Ijaw youths yesterday defended the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, describing the recent call for his sacking by the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) as “needless distraction”.

Russian Ships Accused of Selling Fuel to North Korea: Details on What Is Being Transferred Uncertain

Russian Ships Accused of Selling Fuel to North Korea: Details on What Is Being Transferred Uncertain
Jason Ditz December 29, 2017 https://news.antiwar.com/2017/12/29/russian-ships-accused-of-selling-fue...

Adding to the allegations coming from unnamed Western sources of North Korean sanctions violations, officials are now accusing a pair of private, Russia-flagged ships of having sold fuel to North Korean vessels on the open sea, and are saying this violates UN sanctions.

Aramco unveils new global maritime industries JV

Aramco unveils new global maritime industries JV
December 31, 2017 / 13 , Rabi' ath-thani , 1439 http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/525070/BUSINESS/Aramco-unveils-new-gl...

Fathi K. Al-Saleem appointed CEO of new company; an anchor project within King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services

4 piracy incidents reported to ReCAAP ISC 19-25 December

Four piracy incidents reported to ReCAAP ISC last week
29 December 2017 https://www.safety4sea.com/four-piracy-incidents-reported-to-recaap-isc-...

During the period of 19-25 December, four incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. Of these, one incident occurred in Maheshkhali Island, Bangladesh, one incident in Cam Pha, Vietnam, while the two incidents occurred in Muara Berau, Indonesia on the same day, on the same ship.

N. Korean boat captain charged with theft on remote island

N. Korean boat captain charged with theft on remote island
KAZUKI NUNOTA/ December 29, 2017 http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201712290031.html

SAPPORO--Prosecutors on Dec. 28 indicted the captain of a stranded North Korean wooden boat on a charge of theft over the ransacking of a hut and other facilities on an inhabited island off Hokkaido.

The Hakodate District Public Prosecutors Office in Hakodate, Hokkaido, did not indict the other nine crew members of the boat, which had washed ashore on Matsumaekojima island off Matsumae, southwestern Hokkaido.

8 crew members booked for homicide in Pakistan

eight crew members booked for homicide
December 29, 2017 https://kaplanherald.com/2017/12/29/eight-crew-members-booked-for-homicide/

AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad zonal unit of (NCB) filed a complaint with Navi Bandar Marine police station of district on Thursday against eight crew members of ‘Henry‘ ship for murder of two persons – a Pakistani national and an Iranian national – aboard the vessel and dumping their bodies in sea. The investigation would be carried out by PG Patel, superintendent of police, Porbandar Rural.

Ex-Vice President ng Chelsea Ship Management: 'Junket trips' ng Marina chief, alam na ni 'Digong'

Junket trips ng Marina chief, alam na ni Digong
Dec 29, 2017 https://www.abante.com.ph/junket-trips-ng-marina-chief-alam-na-ni-digong...

Nakarating na kay Pangulong Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte, ang reklamo laban sa administrador ng Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Marcial ‘Al’ Amaro III, na panay-panay ang biyahe umano sa abroad.

Sinabi kahapon ni Presidential spokesman Herminio ‘Harry’ Roque, Jr., na alam na ng Pangu­lo ang reklamo at tiyak na aaksiyunan ito.

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