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IMO Video-- "Making Waves: Women leaders in the maritime world"; Book 'Maritime Women: Global Leadership' launched

Maritime Women: Global Leadership
Published: Mar 2015
Publisher: Springer
http://www.wmu.se/publications/maritime-women-global-leadership

Editors: Dr. Momoko Kitada, Erin Williams, and Dr. Lisa Loloma Froholdt

Ships beached for scrap as returns reach record low

Ships beached for scrap as returns reach record low
by Bloomberg March 15, 2015 http://www.mb.com.ph/ships-beached-for-scrap-as-returns-reach-record-low/

Scrap yards are preparing for record numbers of freighters as shipping rates tumble to all-time lows.

Owners may demolish 40 million deadweight tons of dry bulk carriers, more than double last year’s total, according to Arctic Securities ASA in Oslo. Rates to ship commodities slumped 66 percent last year amid a glut of capacity, the worst performance since the global recession.

Ship arrest in China – increased clarity from the Supreme People’s Court

Ship arrest in China – increased clarity from the Supreme People’s Court
Ik Wei Chong, Leslie Shen and Shan Gao March 11 2015 http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=b4435aa3-beb8-4b53-96c6-12...

On 28 February 2015, the Supreme People’s Court of PRC published the Regulations on Certain Issues Concerning the Application of Law Relating to Arrest and Auction of Ships (“The Regulations”) which came into force on 1 March 2015.

Eight charged for ferry fracas

Eight charged for ferry fracas
Casandra Thompson–Forbes March 16, 2015 http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2015-03-16/eight-charged-ferry-fracas

Japan, Vietnam Maritime Security Cooperation

Japan, Vietnam Maritime Security Cooperation
Aiswarya Lakshmi March 16, 2015 http://www.marinelink.com/news/cooperation-maritime387657.aspx

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan agreed to continue bilateral efforts to ensure maritime security, underlining the importance of respecting the rule of law.

Kishida and Doan also discussed matters related to the South China Sea, the ministry said. The sea is the focus of lingering tensions over territorial rows between China and Southeast Asian countries, notably Vietnam and the Philippines.

Judges Announced for International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2015

Judges Announced for International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2015
04/03/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/judges-announced-for-international-s...

Advocating reform of Nigeria’s shipping sector

Advocating reform of Nigeria’s shipping sector
16/03/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/advocating-reform-of-nigerias-shippi...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister-cum-Coordinating Minister for the Economy, stated late last year that Nigerians should henceforth view the country as a non-oil producing nation and explore other sources of revenue. She made this statement as a result of the global decline in the price of oil.

P&O Cruise Ship Forced to Skip Port due to Cyclone; Carnival Pledges $150K

P&O Cruise Ship Forced to Skip Port due to Cyclone; Carnival Pledges $150K
March 15, 2015 http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=6243

(11:45 p.m. EDT) -- P&O Cruises' Aurora has become the latest cruise ship forced to skip a port stop due to Cyclone Pam.

Aurora will not be stopping in Apia, the capital of Samoa, in order to avoid Pam's path, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Tropical Storm Bavi to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday, 17 March; NDRRMC advises regional units to prepare for tropic storm

Tropical Storm Bavi to enter PH Tuesday
March 15, 2015 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2015/03/15/tropical-storm-bavi-e...

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Bavi as of 10 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015. (Pagasa)

MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS: Philippines, Malaysia considering increased security cooperation in Sulu Sea

Hisham: Malaysia and Philippines considering increased security cooperation in Sulu Sea
by jastin ahmad tarmizi March 11, 2015 http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/03/11/Hisham-security-philipp...

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia and the Philippines have discussed possible cooperation over sea patrol arrangement at the Sulu Sea.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said his counterpart, Philippine Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, had discussed the possibility of a coordinated sea patrol arrangement at the Sulu Sea during their meeting in the final stop of his ASEAN Tour.

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