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12 tons of opium worth €40M: Italy detains 10 in drug raid on Turkish cargo ship

Italy detains 10 in drug raid on Turkish cargo ship
June 05, 2015 http://www.todayszaman.com/diplomacy_italy-detains-10-in-drug-raid-on-tu...

Italian police detained on Friday 10 sailors from a Turkish cargo ship after seizing 12 tons of opium onboard, the Doğan news agency said.

An illegal drug raid was conducted on a Turkish ship called Meryem that was sailing in the Strait of Sicily. The ship reportedly had departed from Morocco. Doğan reported that the market value of the opium confiscated is 40 million euros.

Accident claimed Pinoy seaman Samuel Leopoldo's life off Fremantle, coroner finds

Accident claimed seaman Samuel Leopoldo's life off Fremantle, coroner finds
By Joanna Menagh 5 June 2015 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-05/accident-claimed-life-seaman-samue...

An accident claimed the life of a Filipino seaman on a container ship off Fremantle, a West Australian coroner has found.

In November 2011, Samuel Leopoldo, 27, was working over the side of the ship MSC Siena to prepare it for entry into the port, when he was pushed off a ladder by a wave and was left hanging from a safety harness.

NYK tried to silence ‘death ship’ widow of engineer Hector Collado with pay-off

NYK tried to silence ‘death ship’ widow with pay-off
Sam Chambers June 3rd, 2015 http://splash247.com/nyk-tried-to-silence-death-ship-widow-with-pay-off/

Sydney: The inquest in Sydney over three mysterious deaths onboard the Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)-controlled Sage Sagittarius has revealed some more salacious details. The investigation at a coroner’s court into the 105,708 dwt coal carrier has gripped Australian media with the vessel being dubbed the ‘death ship’.

Damen Shipbuilding interested in investments at Ha Long shipyard

Damen Shipbuilding interested in investments at Ha Long shipyard
08/06/2015 http://www.newsmaritime.com/2015/damen-shipbuilding-interested-in-invest...

Curse of the ‘death ship’ strikes again: another Pinoy seaman airlifted from Sage Sagittarius due to abdominal pains

Curse of the ‘death ship’ strikes again
Sam Chambers June 8th, 2015 http://splash247.com/curse-of-the-death-ship-strikes-again/

Sydney: A Filipino seafarer was helicoptered off the Sage Sagittarius coal carrier today suffering severe abdominal pains.

The ship has been at the centre of an inquest in Sydney in recent weeks over the mysterious deaths of three seafarers in a six-week period in 2012. The inquest has attracted much local media coverage with Australians now referring to the Sage Sagittarius as the ‘death ship’.

South Korean shipbuilders ride oil tanker wave

South Korean shipbuilders ride oil tanker wave
Song Jung-a in Seoul and Robert Wright June 3, 2015 http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5f34e594-ea53-11e4-a701-00144feab7de.html...

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China turns focus to smoky ships, boats in fight against pollution

China turns focus to smoky ships, boats in fight against pollution
Reuters Jun. 8, 2015 http://www.businessinsider.com/r-china-turns-focus-to-smoky-ships-boats-...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is considering regulating emissions from boats and ships, the environment ministry said on Monday, as it tries to clamp down on pollution.

Facing mounting public pressure, leaders in Beijing have declared a war on pollution, vowing to abandon a decades-old growth-at-all-costs economic model that has spoiled much of China's water, skies and soil.

Domestic shipping is expensive: Some solutions found

Domestic shipping is expensive: Some solutions found
Henry J. Schumacher June 5, 2015 http://www.philstar.com/cebu-business/2015/06/05/1462425/domestic-shippi...

Generally defined as coastal trade or transport, cabotage, in the legal sense, refers to the right of a country to engage exclusively in the transport of cargoes and passengers between and amongst points within its territorial waters.

The Philippine cabotage principle is enshrined in Republic Act 1937 or the Tariff and Customs Code and R.A. 9295 or the Domestic Shipping Development Act of 2004.

Ownership structure no guarantee for success in shipping business

Ownership structure no guarantee for success in shipping business
08/06/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ownership-structure-no-guarantee-for...

The state-owned Shipping Corp. of India Ltd posted a net profit of Rs.200.93 crore in the year ended March—its first in four years.

There has been much debate in the shipping industry in recent times whether the government—be it in India or elsewhere—should be in the business of running ships.

Widow of shipping magnate sues stepkids for more inheritance

Widow of shipping magnate sues stepkids for more inheritance
Kathianne Boniello June 7, 2015 http://nypost.com/2015/06/07/widow-of-shipping-magnate-sues-stepkids-for...

A Florida widow who expected to be kept afloat for life by her shipping-magnate hubby’s wealth is suing her stepkids in Manhattan for sinking her stipend.

Instead of getting her $5,000 monthly allowance and living on the Italian coast, Christine De Galavis, 67, says she’s destitute.

“I want them to honor their father’s wishes,” said De Galavis, who is seeking $3 million lawsuit in damages.

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