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Contested Seas: Maritime Security in Libya

Contested Seas: Maritime Security in Libya
James Pothecary 2017-06-20 http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/contested-seas-maritime-securit...

Introduction

On 20 February, the Bahamas-flagged car carrier Morning Compass was seized by militants purporting to represent the Libyan Navy. The ship, which was carrying around 5,000 cars to South Korea, was interdicted by a heavily armed skiff and forced to divert to Misrata port, which is located on the western tip of the Gulf of Sirte. The following day the ship was released and resumed its planned course.

Fil-Am dies in collision of US Navy, PH ships

Fil-Am dies in collision of US Navy, PH ships
Sara Susanne D. Fabunan June 20, 2017 http://thestandard.com.ph/news/national/239801/fil-am-dies-in-collision-...

A Filipino-American was among the seven fatalities of the collision between a US Navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged vessel off Yokosuoka, Japan.

This surfaced despite an announcement lby the Department of Foreign Affairs over the weekend that no Filipino died from the incident.

“Internet of Ships” tells tale of USS Fitzgerald tragedy—or half of it: AIS broadcasts freighter's course to world, triggering conspiracy theories

“Internet of Ships” tells tale of USS Fitzgerald tragedy—or half of it: AIS broadcasts freighter's course to world, triggering conspiracy theories
Sean Gallagher - 6/20/2017 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/internet-of-ships...

Autonomous ships on IMO agenda

Autonomous ships on IMO agenda
19/06/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/autonomous-ships-on-imo-agenda/

Now, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee will start to establish a new international legal framework for the safe operation of autonomous ships.

Stories of California sailors killed in destroyer-Japanese container ship crash

Stories of California sailors killed in destroyer-Japanese container ship crash
AP, 20 June 2017 http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/20/us-sailors-who-died-in-destroyer-c...

Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an Ohio man expecting to retire soon, a Maryland man who was his father’s best friend and a former volunteer firefighter in his Virginia hometown.

Here are snapshots of them taken from interviews of family and friends:

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Study calls for digitization of maritime shipping data

Study calls for digitization of maritime shipping data
DC Velocity Staff June 20, 2017 http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20170620-study-calls-for-digitization...

Ocean supply chain incurs expensive inefficiency due to poor data sharing in five key areas, survey shows.

Logistics firms in the ocean supply chain need to apply digitized data sharing to avoid costly inefficiencies due to poor collaboration in five key areas, a maritime industry study shows.

Industry skeptical of pace of logistics tech adoption

Industry skeptical of pace of logistics tech adoption
Hugh R. Morley, 20 June 2017

A lack of transparency and coordination between stakeholders hinders cargo movement in much of the supply chain, but it is unclear whether the industry is ready to embrace technology and take the necessary steps to remedy the problem, a study released Tuesday and compiled by the BPI Network, a professional networking organization, and three shipping industry technology companies suggests.

Cabaero: Filipino seafarers

Cabaero: Filipino seafarers
Nini B. Cabaero 20 June 2017 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/06/19/cabaero-filipino-seafa...

THE container ship that collided Saturday with a United States destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, which resulted in the deaths of seven American sailors, sailed under the Philippine flag.

Bihar sailor missing from Malay ship, family suspect foul play

Bihar sailor missing from Malay ship, family suspect foul play
Santosh Singh June 20, 2017 http://indianexpress.com/article/india/bihar-sailor-missing-from-malay-s...

The family claimed that neither the shipping company nor the ship’s captain has informed them yet, and that they learnt about the incident from another Indian youth working on the same ship.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch naval patrols

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch naval patrols
Philip C. Tubeza - June 19, 2017 http://globalnation.inquirer.net/158135/indonesia-malaysia-philippines-l...

Warships from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines held maneuvers on Monday near a naval base in northern Borneo to mark the launch of coordinated patrols to beef up security in waters plagued by insurgencies and banditry.

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