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Panama Maritime XII gathers global industry leaders

Panama Maritime XII gathers global industry leaders
Mar 24th, 2015 http://thebulletinpanama.com/2015/03/panama-maritime-xii-gathers-global-...

Cámara Marítima de PanamáPanama will become the maritime capital of the world from April 12 to 15, 2015, when the Panama Maritime XII Conference and Exhibition is held, organized by the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP), the Panamanian Maritime Law Association (APADEMAR) the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

It will take place at the Megapolis Convention Center in Panama City.

Asia Pacific maritime cadets receive HIV/AIDS prevention training

Asia Pacific maritime cadets receive HIV/AIDS prevention training
23/03/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/asia-pacific-maritime-cadets-receive...

MAPP cadets welcome ITF to HIVAIDS training launch

An ITF module on the prevention of HIV/AIDS has been included for the first time in maritime cadet training in the Asia Pacific region, as part of the federation’s global drive to build knowledge in all the major seafarer supply countries.

Shipowners Urged to Consider Safe Manning Levels

Shipowners Urged to Consider Safe Manning Levels
Wendy Laursen 2015-03-24 http://www.maritime-executive.com/features/shipowners-urged-to-consider-...

Last year, 75 large ships were lost worldwide. This represents a significant improvement on the 10-year loss average of 127, but for Captain Andrew Kinsey, one of the issues that won’t go away when looking at the root causes of accidents is safe manning levels.

Cargo ship (accidentally) reels pickup truck into harbor

Cargo ship (accidentally) reels pickup truck into harbor
Michelle Deal-Zimmerman 23 March 2015

A pickup truck secured by its hitch to a cargo ship seems like a bad idea under any circumstance, but we are not experts in these matters.

And neither was the crew aboard the MSC Ilona after they ended up reeling in a pickup truck around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Port of Baltimore, dragging the vehicle from land to sea in a matter of minutes - with the driver still inside.

Ship total losses fall

Ship total losses fall
24 march 2015 http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/356674/ship-total-losses-fall

Last year was the safest for world shipping in a decade according to the big Allianz insurance group.

Allianz’s annual casualty review puts the number of ships totally lost in 2014 at 75, some 32% below the previous year.

The most common cause of total losses is foundering, accounting for 49 ships or 65% of losses in 2014.

Grounding was the second most common cause accounting for 13 vessels, with fires and explosions accounting for four more ships.

Decline of Piracy has led to the rise of Illegal Fishing in Somalia

Decline of Piracy has led to the rise of Illegal Fishing in Somalia
Ayuub Abdirahman March 23, 2015 http://horseedmedia.net/2015/03/23/decline-of-piracy-has-led-to-the-rise...

Nigeria, Philippines To Strengthen Seafarers Training

Nigeria, Philippines To Strengthen Seafarers Training
23 March 2015 http://www.thetidenewsonline.com/2015/03/23/nigeria-philippines-to-stren...

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said it would continue to strengthen partnership with institutions training Nigerian cadets in the Philippines.

Executive Director, Marine Labour and Cabotage Service, Mr Calistus Obi, spoke during a courtesy visit by some officials of NIMASA to Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), Batangas City, Philippines.

Bankers like tankers, Greek shipowners prefer bulkers

Bankers like tankers, Greek shipowners prefer bulkers
David Glass 23 March 2015 http://www.seatrade-global.com/news/europe/bankers-like-tankers-greek-sh...

Bankers like tankers, but Greek shipowners favour bulkers. In a clear reflection of their view of the shipping market banks are more inclined to finance the acquisition of tankers, as opposed to bulk carriers.

At the same time, Greek shipowners, renowned for reading the market, are still very keen to invest in dry bulk carriers, according to a survey by a leading Piraeus finance and business consultant.

LKY, 91: 'Founding father' of Singapore's maritime might dies

'Founding father' of Singapore's maritime might dies
Crystal Chan 23 March 2015 http://www.ihsmaritime360.com/article/17178/founding-father-of-singapore...

Even after he stepped down from premiership, Lee Kuan Yew, who died aged 91 at 03:18 h local time on 23 March, firmly believed the city-state had to remain a major hub port to retain its leading position in the maritime world.

As Singapore's first prime minister from 1959 to 1990, Lee led a period that saw the city-state enter the shipbuilding industry and become the world's busiest container port.

Myanmar: Ferry death toll increases as parliament demands inquiry

Ferry death toll increases as parliament demands inquiry
Mratt Kyaw Thu 23 March 2015 http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13660-ferry-death-toll-in...

As volunteer searchers found the bodies of six more victims of the Aung Takon 3 ferry disaster over the weekend, the Amyotha Hluttaw agreed to set up a Union-level inquiry into the sinking.

The death toll now stands at 69, though searchers believe many more bodies are still trapped in the sunken vessel off the coast of Rakhine State.

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