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Cargo ship 'Ming An' capsizes off Kaohsiung, all crew members rescued

Cargo ship capsizes off Kaohsiung, all crew members rescued
Chang Jung-hsiang and Evelyn Kao 2017/10/18 http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201710180007.aspx

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) A Honduras-registered cargo ship sank on Wednesday in waters off Kaohsiung, but all of the ship's 14 crew members have been rescued, according to the Coast Guard Administration (CGA).

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security computer-based training programme

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security computer-based training programme
18/10/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/liberian-registry-launches-cyber-and...

Filipinos were first–to America

Filipinos were first–to America
Emil Guillermo - October 18, 2017

Filipino American National Historical Society plaque marking the landing of Luzones Indios in Morro Bay, California. INQUIRER/Emil Guillermo
By rights, it really should be called the United States of the Philippines.

I mean first is first, right?

And so who’s on first, as the joke goes, but we all know it was Filipinos.

History says so.

ICTSI sees higher efficiency at Manila ports

ICTSI sees higher efficiency at Manila ports
17/10/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ictsi-sees-higher-efficiency-at-mani...

Global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) said its acquisition of Petron Corporation’s 34.83 percent stake in the biggest domestic port, the Manila North Harbor, for P1.75 billion, will not lead into a monopoly in port operation in Manila but rather bring in big improvements for logistics firms and port users resulting in cheaper cost of doing business in the country.

Iran’s shipping line looks to restore global share via renovated fleet, will use Chinese and South Korean LCs

Iran’s shipping line looks to restore global share via renovated fleet
17 October 2017 https://www.azernews.az/region/120671.html

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) plans to renovate its fleet within five years, Amirsaman Torabizadeh, Technical & Commercial Director of IRISL, said.

The sate-run company plans to replace 49 ships with new ones according to a 5-year development plan, Torabizadeh said, the IRISL said in a message on October 16.

Cargo Ships Again: One sinks after hitting reef, another hits rock, crewmen saved, a third is stuck under Groningen bridge

General cargo ship sinks after hitting reef near Fujian
Jason Jiang October 17th 2017 http://splash247.com/general-cargo-ship-sinks-hitting-reef-near-fujian/

Chinese general cargo ship Quan Hai 88 sank after hitting a reef near Quanzhou, Fujian yesterday evening.

The ship, which was enroute from Dongguan in Guangdong to Jiaxing in Zhejiang, suffered a hull breach after hitting the reef under rough sea conditions forcing the crew to abandon the ship.

Voytenko Mikhail-- Mob in shining armor: 'Industry media is... inflating this abandonment problem for years, being incited by interested parties...'

Mob in shining armor
Mikhail Voytenko October 16, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/10/16/mob-in-shining-armor/

Industry media outlet SPLASH247 launched new campaign aimed at obliterating abandonment cases, and stamping out that malicious practice. Industry media is, actually, inflating this abandonment problem for years, being incited by interested parties and by its’ own interests. Problem is, there is no such global, all-industry problem, as abandonment, so it has to be inflated.

Saudi Arabia Supports the IMO for promoting Fight against Maritime Piracy and funds IMLI and WMU

Saudi Arabia Supports the IMO for promoting Fight against Maritime Piracy and funds IMLI and WMU
17/10/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/saudi-arabia-supports-the-imo-for-pr...

Cargo ship 'Quan Hai 88' hits rock, sinking, 16 crew rescued, Taiwan Strait; Panamanian cargo ship 'Harvest Sky' runs aground off Taoyuan

Cargo ship hits rock, sinking, 16 crew rescued, Taiwan Strait
NIKOLAY TORKIN October 16, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/10/16/cargo-ship-hit-rock-sinking-16-cr...

Japan, Indonesia to study ship-based power generation

Japan, Indonesia to study ship-based power generation
16/10/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/japan-indonesia-to-study-ship-based-...

The Japanese and Indonesian governments will research a plan to provide power to Indonesian islands through ships that generate electricity using liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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