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ATTY. BRENDA V. PIMENTEL: Is the Filipino seafarer a migrant worker? (1 of 3 parts)

Is the Filipino seafarer a migrant worker?
ATTY. BRENDA V. PIMENTEL December 9, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/filipino-seafarer-migrant-worker/367582/

First of three parts

At the joint hearing held by the House Committees on Government Reorganization and Overseas Workers Affairs to consider the substitute bill on the creation of the Department of Migration and Development (DMD), one issue that remains unresolved is the Filipino seafarer’s status: Is he a migrant worker or not?

Turkish cargo ship 'Koza' sank in the Atlantic, crew rescued by Polish freighter

Turkish cargo ship sank in the Atlantic, crew rescued by Polish freighter
Mikhail Voytenko December 8, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/12/08/turkish-cargo-ship-sank-in-the-at...

Greece: Ferry strike announced for next Thursday

Ferry strike announced for next Thursday
12/8//2017 http://www.ekathimerini.com/223992/article/ekathimerini/news/ferry-strik...

Ferries will remain docked throughout next Thursday after the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) said on Friday that it would be joining a general strike called for that day by the country's two main labor unions, GSEE and ADEDY.

The PNO said it will hold a 24-hour strike on December 14, from midnight to midnight.

Ways to attract the best mariners

Ways to attract the best mariners
SHARP MINDS CONTENT December 9, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/ways-attract-best-mariners/367587/

Shipping companies recognize the importance of seafarers in the sustainability and success of their business, so in order to attract top-quality and competent seafarers, they employ different strategies.

These include offering high compensation packages and other incentives, such as medical and insurance coverage for them and their dependents. They are also offered other non-financial benefits.

European shipowners welcome digitalisation of transport

European shipowners welcome digitalisation of transport
December 08, 2017 http://www.themeditelegraph.com/en/shipping/shipowners/2017/12/08/europe...

London - ECSA added that it is crucial to keep in mind the importance of privacy, data protection and cyber security, as well as the new skills needs.

UK University trains 59 Nigerian Seafaring cadets

UK University trains 59 Nigerian Seafaring cadets
December 8, 2017 http://punchng.com/uk-university-trains-59-nigerian-seafaring-cadets/

The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme has produced another 59 cadets, who graduated from the Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.

The programme is part of the Capacity Building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.

NIMASA Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Isichei Osamgbi, in a statement on Thursday said 1,343 graduates have been produced by the scheme since its inception.

Industry Insight: The Shipping and Bunker Industries' Resistance to Change

Industry Insight: The Shipping and Bunker Industries' Resistance to Change
Apurva Mali December 8, 2017 https://shipandbunker.com/news/world/697433-industry-insight-the-shippin...

Discussions within the shipping industry on disintermediation, incorporating automation and technology are growing and getting louder, and even louder are the knee-jerk reactions of traditionalists who remind you that it's a relationship-based business and that a robotic touch can never feel as good as a human touch.

A Global Shipping Niche Seizes New Highs, Despite Hanjin, Trump

A Global Shipping Niche Seizes New Highs, Despite Hanjin, Trump
APARNA NARAYANAN 12/8/2017 https://www.investors.com/research/industry-snapshot/triton-shipping-com...

As shares of shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries collapsed on South Korea's stock exchange Wednesday, investors kept a careful eye on Triton International (TRTN), Textainer Group (TGH) and CAI International (CAI) to see whether the container-freight industry could maintain its recent strength.

PRESS RELEASE: Hutchison’s atrocious safety record worsens as another worker is killed in Jakarta

Hutchison’s atrocious safety record worsens as another worker is killed in Jakarta
12/8/2017 received via email

The international maritime community is again in mourning following the death of an Indonesian worker on the job at the Hutchison terminal in Jakarta.

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin said: “This will be a heart-wrenching time for this man’s family, friends and workmates. The ITF extend our thoughts to them all.”

Crewman rescued after fall inside bulk container ship in Chesapeake Bay

Man rescued after fall inside bulk container ship in Chesapeake Bay
Dec 7, 2017 http://www.wbaltv.com/article/man-rescued-after-fall-inside-bulk-contain...

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A man has been rescued after falling inside a bulk container ship in the Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County fire officials said.

Crews were called around 11 a.m. Thursday, after officials with the Coast Guard said a crewman fell 20 feet from a ladder into a 100-foot hole. He suffered a broken femur.
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