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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.

'Struggle's missing ship must come home'

'Struggle's missing ship must come home'
Aphiwe Deklerk | 02 November, 2015 http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2015/11/02/Struggles-missing-ship-mu...

Finding The Aventura, a ship abandoned after being sabotaged by apartheid operatives, and bringing it back to South Africa would help people understand what lengths activists went to for liberation.

The Aventura was used in a failed attempt by the ANC's Umkhonto we Sizwe to bring arms into the country.

Greenpeace activists divert Helsinki-bound coal ship

Greenpeace activists divert Helsinki-bound coal ship
1.11.2015 http://yle.fi/uutiset/greenpeace_activists_divert_helsinki-bound_coal_sh...

After several hours, the m/s Alppila was able to reach Helsinki at around 2 pm on Sunday. As the massive freighter approached the harbour, Greenpeace activists in kayaks blocked the vessel. Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva

One-stop-shop for processing of seafarers' documents to proceed

One-stop-shop for processing of documents to proceed
Elias O. Baquero October 31, 2015 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2015/10/31/one-stop-shop-proce...

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) can now implement a one-stop-shop processing of seaman’s papers in Cebu after the Manila City Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the usurpation of power charges against key officials of the agency.

General cargo ship Hoang Phuc 18 capsized off Vietnam

General cargo ship Hoang Phuc 18 capsized off Vietnam
31/10/2015 http://www.newsmaritime.com/2015/general-cargo-ship-hoang-phuc-18-capsiz...

International shipping: Cyber security guidelines to be published, Bulk shipping rides rough seas, Greek shipping tax threats

Greek shipping industry faces threat of higher taxes
By Theopi Skarlatos 15 October 2015

On 6 April 1941, Piraeus, one of the main harbours in Greece, was hit in a German bombing raid. According to Laird Archer, an American aid worker, "nothing in all the sound effects of catastrophe in Hollywood films could match the crashing thunder".

The port was totally destroyed. But after the war, as Greece looked to the shipping industry to rebuild its economy it was soon transformed by the country's tycoons into a global shipping centre and commercial hub for the Mediterranean

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