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Navy foils ASG attempt to seajack cargo vessel off Zambo de Norte

Navy foils ASG attempt to seajack cargo vessel
Nonoy Lacson April 19, 2017 http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/04/19/navy-foils-asg-attempt-to-seajack-cargo...

Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf group have failed to seajack a cargo vessel on Tuesday morning, off the coast of Liloy and Siocon in Zamboanga del Norte after government troops immediately responded to a distress call of the cargo ship.

Armed men on board three motorized pumpboats were attempting to board the vessel, prompting the crew to call for help.

Cargo ship with 12 crew sinks in Black Sea off Russian coast

Cargo ship with 12 crew sinks in Black Sea off Russian coast
2017-04-19 http://www.news24.com/World/News/cargo-ship-with-12-crew-sinks-in-black-...

Moscow - A cargo vessel with 12 crew members aboard sank on Wednesday morning off Russia's Black Sea coast, authorities said as they searched for some of the seamen who are still missing.

Group airs concern on state of maritime security in the country

Group airs concern on state of maritime security in the country
Raymund Antonio April 6, 2017 http://business.mb.com.ph/2017/04/06/group-airs-concern-on-state-of-mari...

A group pushing for the protection of Filipino seafarers has expressed concerns on the state of maritime security in the country, citing the long list of sea mishaps that need government attention.

UK Chamber of Shipping pushes for doubling of state aid for seafarer training

UK Chamber of Shipping pushes for doubling of state aid for seafarer training
Jason Jiang 18 April 2017 http://splash247.com/uk-chamber-shipping-pushes-doubling-state-aid-seafa...

The Theresa May-led UK government will get £4 back for every £1 it invests in training seafarers. That’s the claim made by the UK Chamber of Shipping in an article carried in today’s Sun newspaper. The chamber is lobbying the government to double the £15m it spends on crew training with transport minister John Hayes believed to be supporting the campaign.

Wooden cargo ship carrying fertilizers catches fire in North Borneo Island

Wooden cargo ship carrying fertilizers caught fire in North Borneo Island
April 18, 2017 http://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/wooden-cargo-ship-carrying-fertilizer...

General cargo vessel M. Andreev collided with two freighters at Azov Anchorage

General cargo vessel M. Andreev collided with two freighters at Azov Anchorage
April 18, 2017 http://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/general-cargo-vessel-m-andreev-collid...

Why did Russia seize oil off a Venezuelan cargo ship in the Caribbean?

Why did Russia seize oil off a Venezuelan cargo ship in the Caribbean?
Brian Ellsworth and Marianna Parraga/Reuters 18 April 2017 http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2017/0418/Why-did-Russia-seize-o...

A Russian state-owned shipping conglomerate is holding $20 million worth of the country's oil.

Sea-based overseas Filipinos remitted only $500 million in Feb '17

Remittance volume unchanged in February
Bianca Cuaresma - April 17, 2017 http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/remittance-volume-unchanged-in-february/

The foreign-currency earnings of millions of overseas Filipinos sent home in cash in February proved unchanged in volume terms from the month before, totaling $2.169 billion.

N. Korea's trade cargo ship sets sail amid UN sanctions

N. Korea's trade cargo ship sets sail amid UN sanctions
2017-04-18 http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170418000358

North Korea held a ceremony to mark the sailing of a trade cargo ship, the North's state media on Tuesday reported, amid the country's setbacks in international trade caused by severe UN sanctions for its nuclear and missile development programs.

Rey Gamboa: More on RORO issues

More on RORO issues
Rey Gamboa April 18, 2017 http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/04/18/1691208/more-roro-issues

As thousands take roll on, roll off (RORO) vessels during the summer season, either as vacationers or as regular daily commuters, it is important that they are made aware of the risks they are exposed to considering the overall conditions of the shipping industry.

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