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Isolated working leads to girting

Isolated working leads to girting
21 April 2017

n its third case of its latest edition of the Safety Digest, the UK MAIB provided information on the risk of vessel girting, during mooring operations, and highlighted the importance of the appropriate training of the crew, in order to prevent such cases. Girting means the risk of capsizing due to high athwart ships towing forces.

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Indonesia : Arrested Chinese ship flees Navy guard

Arrested Chinese ship flees Navy guard
April 22, 2017 | http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/04/22/arrested-chinese-ship-flee...

A gigantic Chinese-flagged hopper dredger was caught by the Indonesian Navy for allegedly scavenging valuable items from a shipwreck on Thursday.

Yet after arresting the dredger’s crew, the Navy only sent one personnel to guard the vessel. In less than six hours after the arrest, the vessel had fled the crime scene around Anambas Islands, Riau Islands province.

SEE IT: Somali pirates engage in shootout with cargo ship crew

SEE IT: Somali pirates engage in shootout with cargo ship crew
Terence Cullen April 22, 2017 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/somali-pirates-engage-shootout-car...

A cargo ship said ahoy to Somali pirates with a hail of gunfire.

Video posted Thursday shows a private security crew fighting off two skiffs of high-seas bandits.

IMO in China to Share Policies

IMO in China to Share Policies
Aiswarya Lakshmi April 21, 2017 https://www.marinelink.com/news/policies-china-share424513

Addressing over 300 industry experts at the Green Shiptech China Congress 2017 (20-21 April), International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Heike Deggim briefed the audience on the latest IMO regulations.

She drew attention to the global 0.50% sulphur limit from 2020 as a key item on IMO’s environmental agenda.

S. Korea: Higher rates, fewer ships plague local shipping industry

S. Korea: Higher rates, fewer ships plague local shipping industry
21/04/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/s-korea-higher-rates-fewer-ships-pla...

Two months have passed since the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, once the country’s largest container line, and Korea’s logistics industry is still suffering from the fallout of higher freight rates and reduced vessel operation.

Troublesome paper certificates and why the maritime industry must embrace e-Certificates

Troublesome paper certificates and why the maritime industry must embrace e-Certificates
22/04/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/troublesome-paper-certificates-and-w...

Scotland: Northern Isles cargo ship crew 'paid £2.56 an hour'

Northern Isles cargo ship crew 'paid £2.56 an hour'
Chris Foote Chris Foote 21 April 2017

The MV Daroja carries freight between Aberdeen, Orkney and Shetland.

The crew of a Scottish cargo ship are reportedly being paid almost £5 less an hour than the minimum wage.

Sailors aboard the MV Daroja, which carries goods between Aberdeen and the Northern Isles, allegedly earn £2.56 an hour against a statutory minimum of £7.50.

Shipping industry in much better place than 12 months ago: SSA president Poulsson

Shipping industry in much better place than 12 months ago: SSA president Poulsson
17 April 2017 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/shipping-industry-in-much-bet...

The shipping industry, in particular dry bulk and containers, has seen a marked improvement over the last 12 months according to Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) president Esben Poulsson.

BRENDA V. PIMENTEL: Technical cooperation– assessing PH benefits

Technical cooperation– assessing PH benefits
BRENDA V. PIMENTEL April 22, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/technical-cooperation-assessing-ph-benefits/3...

Active search of crewmembers of dry cargo ship Geroi Arsenala is over in the Black Sea

Active search of crewmembers of dry cargo ship Geroi Arsenala is over in the Black Sea
2017 April 21 http://www.en.portnews.ru/news/237899/

Active search of crewmembers of dry cargo ship Geroi Arsenala that sank in the Black Sea is over. The search covered the area of 350 square nautical miles of water surface, say news agency RIA Novosti with reference to Rosmorrechflot representative.

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