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Pinoy seafarers almost victimized by NAIA bullet racket gang

Public attorney puts up hotline for scam victims
November 03, 2015 http://thestandard.com.ph/news/-main-stories/top-stories/190950/public-a...

On Monday, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said it has summoned a taxi driver accused of being involved in the extortion syndicate to a hearing on Nov. 4.

NO, IT"S NOT 'LUPE": The seafarer’s wife: Tales from the maiden voyage

The seafarer’s wife: Tales from the maiden voyage
3 Nov 2015 http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/destination-of-the-week/the-s...

The life of a seafarer is not for everyone. With the weather as temperamental as the sea to not being able to run out to the local market should you have forgotten something, it’s an adventure for life (that can also get addictive).

Greek Ferries Tied up in Port as Seamen Hold 2-Day Strike

Greek Ferries Tied up in Port as Seamen Hold 2-Day Strike
Associated Press Nov 2, 2015 http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/greek-ferries-tied-port-se...

Greece's ferries have stopped running for 48 hours as seamen walked off the job to protest growing unemployment in their sector, falling income and new austerity measures as part of the country's third bailout.

Tech-Savvy, Adaptable Seafarers Needed

Tech-Savvy, Adaptable Seafarers Needed
Captain Pradeep Chawla, 2015-10-24 http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/tech-savvy-adaptable-seafarers-...

The last two decades have been extremely fast paced with respect to technology influencing every walk of life. Internet, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, smartphones, WhatsApp etc. and their effects on the way we communicate, interact and learn are well-known.

The maritime industry has also made great strides in the use of technology, and the daily life on board ship has changed significantly from what it was in the 1980s and 1990s.

Human factor competencies for the future mariner

Human factor competencies for the future mariner
October 26th, 2015 http://splash247.com/human-factor-competencies-for-the-future-mariner/

The last two decades have been extremely fast paced with respect to technology influencing every walk of life.

Internet, Google, Facebook, Linkedin, smartphones, WhatsApp etc. and their effects on the way we communicate, interact and learn are well-known.

The maritime industry has also made great strides in the use of technology and the daily life on board ship has changed significantly from what it was in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Ship operating costs are set to increase for 2015 and 2016

Ship operating costs are set to increase for 2015 and 2016
02/11/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ship-operating-costs-are-set-to-incr...

Vessel operating costs are expected to rise in both 2015 and 2016, according to our latest survey. Crew wages, repairs and maintenance, and drydocking are the cost categories likely to increase most significantly over that period.

One person still missing after cargo ship flips over on river

One person still missing after cargo ship flips over on river
November, 02 2015 http://vietnamnews.vn/society/277909/one-person-still-missing-after-carg...

HCM CITY (VNS) — One sailor remained missing after the Vietnamese cargo vessel Hoang Phuc 18, which was carrying 17 people and hundreds of tonnes of cargo, sank on the Soai Rap river off the coast of HCM City on Friday evening.

On yesterday morning, the bodies of three people believed to be Hoang Phuc 18 sailors were found.

NYK receives 2015 Seafarers Safety Initiative Grand Prize

NYK receives 2015 Seafarers Safety Initiative Grand Prize
2015 November 1 http://en.portnews.ru/news/209114/

Tubbataha may be recognized as sensitive sea area

Tubbataha may be recognized as sensitive sea area
By Evelyn Macairan October 31, 2015 http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/10/31/1516775/tubbataha-may-be-re...

MANILA, Philippines - The Tubbataha Reef Natural Park could be recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as among the particularly sensitive sea areas (PSSA) in the world, a maritime law expert said.

Maersk Issues Profit Warning on Weaker Shipping Market: Shares in Danish company fall sharply

Maersk Issues Profit Warning on Weaker Shipping Market
Shares in Danish company fall sharply
Costas Paris and Kjetil Malkenes Hovland d Oct. 23, 2015 http://www.wsj.com/articles/maersk-issues-profit-warning-on-weaker-shipp...

Danish conglomerate A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S on Friday cut its full-year profit guidance, saying global demand for container shipping—the conglomerate’s biggest contributor—has been weaker than expected.

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