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Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter

Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter
David Deitch 3/27/2015 http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fifth-circuit-rules-only-a-seaman-can-c...

A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court serves as a good reminder that criminal statutes say only what they say, and that it is up to the legislature to revise statutes to expand their scope if the legislature cares to do so.

Oil extends rally as Yemen turmoil threatens tanker route: Traders are nervous about military action on Arabian peninsula

Oil extends rally as Yemen turmoil threatens tanker route
Traders are nervous about military action on Arabian peninsula
Robert Grattan March 26, 2015 http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Oil-extends-rally-as-Ye...

Oil prices climbed again Thursday after an escalating conflict in Yemen drew in Saudi Arabia and threatened to widen further.

Panama Canal Plans for New $17-bil Project

Panama Canal Plans for New $17-bil Project
Reuters 2015-03-26 http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/panama-canal-plans-for-new-17-...

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships.

Vitaly Klyev: Russia Names Nominee for IMO Secretary General

Russia Names Nominee for IMO Secretary General
27 Mar 15 http://www.safety4sea.com/russia-names-nominee-for-imo-secretary-general... http://en.portnews.ru/news/197091/

The nominee is Mr.Vitaly Klyev, Deputy Director, State Policy for Maritime and River Transport

Russia for the first time puts forward its candidate to compete for the post of IMO Secretary-General

Interview: Maersk CEO sees change, opportunity in Chinese economy

Interview: Maersk CEO sees change, opportunity in Chinese economy
2015-03-26 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/26/c_134100346.htm

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Despite his packed schedule, Nils S. Andersen, CEO of the world's largest shipping company, the Denmark-based Maersk Group, will not miss his annual spring meeting in China.

Andersen attends the China Development Forum held in late March of each year to learn about China's political and economic policies from top government officials.

Shipping losses decline but cyber risk is a growing concern in the sector

Shipping losses decline but cyber risk is a growing concern in the sector
CINTIA CHEONG 27 MARCH 2015 http://www.theactuary.com/news/2015/03/shipping-losses-decline-but-cyber...

Shipping losses worldwide have declined by 50% over the past decade, but 75 ships were lost in 2014, according to study.

Liberian ship loses power, runs aground in Columbia River

Liberian ship loses power, runs aground in Columbia River
28 March 2015 http://tdn.com/news/local/liberian-ship-loses-power-runs-aground-in-colu...

A Liberian cargo ship that went aground in the Columbia River off Longview early Friday morning was been safely moored without apparent damage to the river.

The 600-foot ship, the Turquoise Ocean, lost power as it was headed downstream. It attempted to anchor but went aground in soft sands west of Willow Grove in the Crims Island area at about 5 a.m., according to the Coast Guard.

Overseas Training for More Nigerian Seafarers: 2,500 Nigerians in Philippines, other countries

Overseas Training for More Nigerian Seafarers
27 March 2015 http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/overseas-training-for-more-nigerian-...

Nigeria is yet to meet the human capacity needs in the maritime industry due to the neglect of the shipping sector of the economy. Experts have opined that Nigeria’s shipping sector is capable of generating N7 trillion annually.

'Black sand mining': Investigation of Chinese ship crew set for April, Pinoy captain also included

Investigation of Chinese ship crew set for April
Elizabeth E. Escaño March 26, 2015 http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Nation&title=investigati...

THE GOVERNMENT will soon hold a preliminary investigation of five crewmembers -- including one Filipino -- who were arrested after the Chinese ship they were on was flagged down off the waters of Misamis Oriental.

Coast Guard on heightened alert for Holy Week exodus; CG warns vs. colorums during Holy Week

Coast Guard on heightened alert for Holy Week exodus
John Carlo Cahinhinan March 26, 2015 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2015/03/26/coast-guard-heightene...

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will place all units on heightened alert starting Friday as ship passengers are expected to troop to ports across the archipelago for Holy Week vacation.

Coast Guard commandant Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said the heightened alert status will be from March 27 to April 6.

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