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Bad passwords and weak security are making ships an easy target for hackers

Bad passwords and weak security are making ships an easy target for hackers
Danny Palmer | October 16, 2017 http://www.zdnet.com/article/bad-passwords-and-weak-security-are-making-...

Researchers have found that lax security makes it easy to track a ship sailing on international waters.

Commercial shipping vessels have such poor cyber security it's possible to track them down and hack into them via poorly secured communications systems.

Wolfgang Lehmacher: Fourth Industrial Revolution will disrupt shipping

Analysis: Fourth Industrial Revolution will disrupt shipping
Wolfgang Lehmacher Oct 16, 2017 https://www.joc.com/technology/analysis-fourth-industrial-revolution-poi...

Wolfgang Lehmacher, head of supply chain and transport industry, World Economic Forum

The digital transformation that has overtaken much of the global economy is set to transform container shipping.

Carolyn Graham: A more effective and meaningful response to seafarer abandonment

A more effective and meaningful response to seafarer abandonment
October 15th 2017 http://splash247.com/effective-meaningful-response-seafarer-abandonment/

Carolyn Graham, a PhD student from the Seafarers’ International Research Centre at Cardiff University, wades into our campaign, highlighting the difficulties of getting crews home.

Were the Bugis really pirates?

Were the Bugis really pirates? Here are 5 things we found out
Mayo Martin 15 October 2017 http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/bugis-malay-heritage-centr...

An early 1900s photograph of a phinisi, a traditional Bugis ship. (Photo: National Museum of Singapore, National Heritage Board)

Ship accident: Usilampatti engineer among missing crew in China-bound ship

Ship accident: Usilampatti engineer among missing crew
Oct 16, 2017 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/ship-accident-usilampat...

Madurai: One of the 10Indian crew members missing after a Honk Kong flagged ship sank in Pacific Ocean is a 25-year-old engineer from Usilampatti, according to the shipping company.

The anxious parents of M Gautham, the missing crew member, have approached Ministry of External Affairs for more information.

Oil, shipping industries play waiting game on new fuel rules: Lower sulfur content caps will lift costs, but China is getting a jump on change

Oil, shipping industries play waiting game on new fuel rules: Lower sulfur content caps will lift costs, but China is getting a jump on change
16/10/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/oil-shipping-industries-play-waiting...

New environmental rules on shipping fuel due to come into force in a few years will affect the global crude oil market, with big cost implications for maritime shippers and fuel producers.

Davao: Boat operators object city law

Boat operators object city law
Karina V. Canedo 16 October 2017 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2017/10/16/boat-operators-obj...

SOME boat operators based in Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) but are doing business in the Davao City expressed their objection to the Davao City ordinance requiring them to secure tourism license and business permit.

Fashion and maritime industry join forces for the environment

Fashion and maritime industry join forces for the environment
October 15, 2017 https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171015/social/Fashion-and-m...

Serial crew abandonment offender Varun banned from UAE waters

Serial crew abandonment offender Varun banned from UAE waters
Sam Chambers October 13th 2017 http://splash247.com/serial-crew-abandonment-offender-varun-banned-uae-w...

On Tuesday IMO secretary general Kitack Lim used the Splash crew abandonment campaign as a platform to call for greater cooperation with port and flag states to help fight the scourge. Some countries are clearly paying heed.

PH, Japan coast guards exert best efforts to rescue 10 Indian seamen

PH, Japan coast guards exert best efforts to rescue 10 Indian seamen
Liezle Basa Iñigo and Betheena Kae Unite October 14, 2017 https://news.mb.com.ph/2017/10/14/ph-japan-coast-guards-exert-best-effor...

The coast guards of the Philippines and Japan continued yesterday their coordinated search-and-rescue (SAR) efforts for 10 Indian seafarers still missing, following the sinking of their vessel in waters off Sta. Ana, Cagayan last Friday morning.

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