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Climate Report: "IMO Has Made Little Progress"

Climate Report: "IMO Has Made Little Progress"
2015-07-13 http://maritime-executive.com/article/climate-report-imo-has-made-little...

A new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate identifies ten key economic opportunities that could close up to 96 percent of the gap between business-as-usual emissions and the level needed to limit dangerous climate change. Shipping is on the list.

New IMO leader must lead by listening

New IMO leader must lead by listening
Richard Clayton, Jul 12, 2015 http://www.joc.com/maritime-news/new-imo-leader-must-lead-listening_2015...

It was a secret ballot, but the decision of the 40-strong International Maritime Organization Council was clear: Lim Ki-tack will be the next secretary-general of the IMO, if the IMO Assembly gives its approval in November.

Shipping company targeted for allegedly ignoring a cargo ship's need for cargo

Shipping company targeted for allegedly ignoring a cargo ship's need for cargo
Dan Harkins Jul 15, 2015 http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510626864-shipping-company-targeted-f...

The corporate owner of a cargo ship is suing a shipping company for losses experienced when the latter company allegedly failed to load the ship's cargo.

Pacific Bulk Cape Co. Ltd. filed a complaint July 6 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Refined Success Ltd.

Pinoy seafarer falls from ship in New Zealand sea, still missing

Filipino sailor falls from ship in New Zealand sea, still missing
July 16th, 2015 http://globalnation.inquirer.net/126106/filipino-sailor-falls-from-ship-...

SAN FRANCISCO — The search for a 52-year-old Filipino crewman who fell from a container ship in Lyttelton Harbour in Canterbury, New Zealand has been suspended indefinitely.

The unnamed Filipino seafarer fell overboard from the container ship Madinah as it entered the harbor about 1: 10 p.m. on July 2, about 3 kilometers from the dock.

Andrew Kelly: Newcastle seafarer crushed between two containers

Man crushed to death by cargo when wave hits supply ship off Pilbara coast
Leanne Nicholson July 15, 2015 http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/man-crushed-to-death-by-cargo-when-wav...

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the death of a man who was crushed aboard a supply vessel off the Pilbara coast in Western Australia's north.

3 Vietnamese die on cargo ship in Malaysia

3 Vietnamese die on cargo ship in Malaysia
Thuc Minh July 14, 2015 http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/3-vietnamese-die-on-cargo-ship-in-m...

The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia has contacted relevant Malaysian agencies after three Vietnamese crew members were killed in a gas leak on a cargo vessel off Malaysia’s Johor State on July 12.

Tran Quang Huy, the second secretary, told Thanh Nien that the embassy had reported the case to Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Safety risks endanger Lyttelton port cruise ship berth

Safety risks endanger Lyttelton port cruise ship berth
July 14 2015 http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/70212339/Safety-risks-endange...

Plans for a new cruise ship berth at Lyttelton port are in jeopardy because of safety risks posed by a nearby tank farm.

Environment Canterbury's (ECan) preliminary draft plan for the Port of Lyttelton recovery contained proposals to build a cruise ship berth at Naval Point, a location supported by the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC).

Container ship loses power in channel off Bald Head

Container ship loses power in channel off Bald Head
Adam Wagner July 14, 2015 http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20150714/ARTICLES/150719885

BALD HEAD ISLAND -- A container ship made it to the Port of Wilmington on Tuesday after losing power near the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Joshua Canup said the Hanjin San Diego was moving under its own power as of 11 a.m.

Marina bans second deck for motor bancas

Marina bans second deck for motor bancas
FRANCIS EARL A. CUETO July 14, 2015 http://www.manilatimes.net/marina-bans-second-deck-for-motor-bancas/200372/

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THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) in Caraga and Northern Mindanao imposed a strict regulation on motor banca operations by ordering a ban on the use of the upper deck for all motor bancas effective immediately.

Maersk Looks to Buy Greek Ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki

Maersk Looks to Buy Greek Ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki
July 14, 2015 http://shipandbunker.com/news/emea/552984-maersk-looks-to-buy-greek-port...

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S is lining up to buy Greece's two largest ports after it was announced that the debt-riddled country was renewing a push to sell its majority stakes as part of bailout negotiations, Bloomberg and Agence France-Presse reports.

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