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1,065-foot container ship breaks free from Boston terminal

1,065-foot container ship breaks free from Boston terminal
Dec 6, 2017 http://www.wcvb.com/article/1065-foot-container-ship-breaks-free-from-bo...

BOSTON — A container ship broke free from a terminal in Boston, the Coast Guard confirmed early Wednesday morning.

The 1,065-foot ship "Helsinki Bridge" was at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal when it broke free from the 12 lines securing the vessel.

"You can make money if you buy secondhand ships"

The case against bulker newbuilds: Splash TV
December 6th, 2017 http://splash247.com/the-case-against-bulker-newbuilds-splash-tv/

Watch some of Hong Kong’s top dry bulk owners make the case against newbuilds in the latest episode of Splash TV. Mats Berglund, CEO of Pacific Basin and Edward Buttery, the CEO of Taylor Maritime, were among a high calibre panel of speakers at last month’s dry bulk panel at the Maritime CEO Forum, a discussion ably moderated by Mandarin Shipping’s Tim Huxley.

Chinese shipbuilders antagonize S. Korean shipyards

Chinese shipbuilders antagonize S. Korean shipyards
4 December 2017 https://www.safety4sea.com/chinese-shipbuilders-antagonize-s-korean-ship...

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., after orders placed by South Korean shipping lines, is set to build 17 out of 27 very large ore carriers, while Chinese shipbuilders have been or are about to be awarded contracts for the construction of the remaining ships.

Gastro outbreak on Ovation of the Seas cruise ship, almost 200 ill

Gastro outbreak on Ovation of the Seas cruise ship, almost 200 ill
Natalie Whiting December 05, 2017

Nearly 200 people have been hit with gastro symptoms while onboard one of the world's largest cruise ships, the Ovation of the Seas, which has today docked in Hobart.

The American-owned ship arrived in the city today, carrying more than 5,800 people.

She has been at sea for 14 days and in that time 195 cases of gastrointestinal illness have been reported, representing just over three per cent of passengers and crew.

Arrested Timor-Leste-flagged Chinese fishing ship has Philippine, etc flags too! Crew of Bunker Tanker Arrested Following Collision with Fishing Vessel

Indonesia seizes Chinese fishing ship, arrests 21 crew members
December 5, 2017 http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/12/05/indonesia-seizes-chinese-f...

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has seized Fu Yuan Yu 831, a Chinese fishing ship, and arrested its 21 crew members, who were allegedly found fishing illegally over Indonesia's eastern waters.

On board the ship were six flags of different countries suspected to have been used by the crew to deceive patrol officers.

IMO Rolls Out Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre Network

IMO Rolls Out Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre Network
Aiswarya Lakshmi December 4, 2017 https://www.marinelink.com/news/cooperation-technology431795

A global network of centres of excellence in marine technology was officially launched on Monday (4 December) at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The Directors of five regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the global maritime technology centre network.

Soaring Global Freight Costs Expected to Squeeze Traders, Boost Food Prices

Soaring Global Freight Costs Expected to Squeeze Traders, Boost Food Prices
December 5, 2017 http://www.ttnews.com/articles/soaring-global-freight-costs-expected-squ...

It’s getting more expensive to transport commodities around the world, threatening to squeeze profits for global traders and raise food prices.

Shipping line 'not liable for transporting fake goods'; APL, Honda and Longchamp newest signatories of historic declaration to stamp out maritime shipping of counterfeits

Shipping line 'not liable for transporting fake goods'
Katrina Megget 05-Dec-2017 https://www.securingindustry.com/clothing-and-accessories/shipping-line-...

Freight forwarder Megastar Shipping has been found not liable in the transhipment of fake goods from China, a landmark court case has ruled.

Shipping liberalization makes Sri Lanka more competitive: Maersk

Shipping liberalization makes Sri Lanka more competitive: Maersk
Dec 05, 2017 http://www.economynext.com/Shipping_liberalization_makes_Sri_Lanka_more_...

ECONOMYNEXT – A visiting senior official from Danish-owned AP Moller-Maersk, one of the world's largest container shipping lines, said Sri Lanka’s move to liberalise shipping has improved its competitiveness.

“This liberalization puts Sri Lanka on a par with its (shipping) competitors,” AP Moller-Maersk’s Senior director South Asia, Julian Michael Bevis said.

3 missing in African merchant ship sinking in Yellow Sea

(LEAD) 3 missing in African merchant ship sinking in Yellow Sea
2017/12/04 http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2017/12/04/0302000000AEN2017120...

INCHEON, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- A merchant ship from the western African country of Togo sank off South Korea's west coast Monday, leaving at least three people missing, officials said.

South Korea's Coast Guard said it received a distress call from the 1,321-ton cargo vessel at 4:23 p.m. in international waters 54 nautical miles off the island of Socheong.

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