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Navy experts call for more sleep for ship crews

Navy experts call for more sleep for ship crews
By Lance M. Bacon 20 June 2015 http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2015/06/20/sailors-need-shorter-...

See - Study: Troops don't get enough sleep http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/health-care/2015/04...

Sailors need more sleep and shorter watches.

'Tundra': Different Ship Runs Aground After Saint Laurent Freed

Different Ship Runs Aground After Saint Laurent Freed
Jun 21, 2015 http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Different-Ship-Runs-Aground-After-Saint...

A ship has run aground in the St. Lawrence Seaway less than a day after a cruise ship was freed from a Massena lock.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reports it is deploying a team of investigators to the St. Lawrence River off Summerstown, Ontario. The TSB expected the team to arrive around 4 pm.

Summerstown is northeast of Massena.

Number of HIV-infected OFWs to hit 4,000-mark this year , says TUCP: 82 percent of all HIV-positive OFWs males

Number of HIV-infected OFWs to hit 4,000-mark this year - group
06/20/2015 http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/06/20/15/number-hiv-infected-...

MANILA – The number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is expected to top the 4,000-mark this year, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said.

In a statement, TUCP president and former senator Ernesto Herrera said urgent action is needed to prevent the increase of HIV-infected OFWs.

‘Pirates’ held by Vietnam speak Indonesian, reports state media

‘Pirates’ held by Vietnam speak Indonesian, reports state media
June 21, 2015 http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pirates-held-by-vietn...

HANOI, June 21 — Eight men detained by Vietnam on suspicion of hijacking a Malaysian-flagged tanker speak Indonesian and were carrying large amounts of cash when they were apprehended, state media reported yesterday.

The group were taken into custody on Friday after they pulled up to Vietnam’s south-western Tho Chu Island in a lifeboat claiming to have encountered an accident at sea.

Philippines authorities seek compensation for coral reef damage by Vietnamese cargo ship MV Ocean 3

Philippines authorities seek compensation for coral reef damage by Vietnamese cargo ship MV Ocean 3
Shirley Escalante 21 June 2015 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-21/philippines-authorities-seek-compe...

The Philippines is seeking compensation for damage to a protected marine area where a Vietnamese cargo ship has run aground and damaged coral reef.

Death ship Sage Sagittarius horror earns inquiry into "flag of convenience shipping"

Death ship horror earns inquiry into foreign shipping
Owen Jacques | 17th Jun 2015 http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/foreign-shipping-faces-senate-i...

SHIPPING giants that use developing countries as their home base will be the target of a major inquiry after the Senate backed the probe.

West Australian Labor Senator Glenn Sterle secured enough support from crossbenchers to go ahead with the investigation into "flag of convenience shipping".

It passed without opposition from the Coalition Government.

Chinese Seafarer in Surabaya Tests Negative for MERS Infection

Chinese Patient in Surabaya Tests Negative for MERS Infection
Dina Manafe Jun 19, 2015 http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/chinese-patient-surabaya-test...

Jakarta. A Chinese sailor being treated at a hospital in Surabaya has tested negative for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, an Indonesian health official said on Friday.

Vietnam questions suspected hijackers of Malaysian tanker

Vietnam questions suspected hijackers of Malaysian tanker
AFP June 20 2015 http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/06/20/vietnam-questions-suspecte...

Vietnam's marine police on Saturday said they were questioning eight foreigners suspected of being the escaped pirates who commandeered a Malaysian-flagged tanker in the South China Sea for a week.

Indonesian crewman shot trying to stop pirate from entering ship

Indonesian crewman shot trying to stop pirate from entering ship
June 20, 2015 http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/indonesian-crewman-shot-tryi...

The crew members pose for a photograph after arriving in Kuantan Port. Photo: Internet screengrab: Twitter @abihanaa

MARINA urges shipyards to join new industry association

MARINA urges shipyards to join new industry association
Titus Zheng 19 June 2015 http://www.ihsmaritime360.com/article/18330/marina-urges-shipyards-to-jo...

The Maritime Industry Authority of Philippines (MARINA) has formed a technical committee to encourage the country's shipyards to join the newly formed Shipyards Association of Philippines (SHAP).

Speaking at Marine Philippines 2015, Ramon Hernandez, MARINA's director of shipyards regulation service, envisions all 112 shipyards in the country will have joined SHAP by the end of 2015.

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