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Myanmar: Trawler tragedy lifts veil on illegal recruitment

Trawler tragedy lifts veil on illegal recruitment
Wa Lone and Laignee Barron 07 April 2015 http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13967-trawler-tragedy-lif...

After a Russian trawler crewed in part by 42 Myanmar fishermen sank in a tragic disaster last week, the veil was lifted on a duplicitous recruitment scheme that has for years profited by illegally tricking labourers onto fishing boats, The Myanmar Times has learned.

Expanding Maritime Patrols In Southeast Asia – Analysis

Expanding Maritime Patrols In Southeast Asia – Analysis
Euan Graham April 7, 2015 http://www.eurasiareview.com/07042015-expanding-maritime-patrols-in-sout...

Coordinated patrols by littoral states are credited with containing piracy and armed robbery in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. What are the prospects for their enhancement?

Indonesia: Banks told to increase loans for maritime sector

Banks told to increase loans for maritime sector
Tama Salim, April 08 2015 http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/08/banks-told-increase-loans-...

In a bid to support President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s lofty maritime axis plan, the Financial Services Authority (OJK) has instructed banks to increase credit for the sector by 50 percent to Rp 128 trillion this year, an official says.

Bulk Freight and General Cargo Vessels Put Crews at Risk of Death: Another Fatal Accident Causes Union to Ask Minister to Address the Problem

Bulk Freight and General Cargo Vessels Put Crews at Risk of Death
7 April 2015 http://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/bulk-freight-and-general...

Another Fatal Accident Causes Union to Ask Minister to Address the Problem

Report on exclusion of seafarers adopted

Report on exclusion of seafarers adopted
03 Apr 15 http://www.safety4sea.com/report-on-exclusion-of-seafarers-adopted-23837
ECSA ,ETF welcome the full support of the European Parliament on the issue
On 1 April, the Employment Committee of the European Parliament (EP) endorsed the report of Rapporteur Morin-Chartier (EPP, France), which puts forward amendments to the Commission's proposal aiming at including seafarers in the existing directives on information and consultation, European Works' Councils, transfer of undertakings, collective redundancies and employer insolvency.

Skuld advises on the increase of MLC related PSC inspections and detentions: Non-payment of Wages Tops List of Deficiencies

Skuld advises on the increase of MLC related PSC inspections and detentions
03 Apr 15 http://www.safety4sea.com/skuld-advises-on-the-increase-of-mlc-related-p...

The Skuld P&I Club has issued a loss prevention article to advise on the increase of MLC related inspections and detentions.

Runaway Ship Rams Two Others on Mississippi River, Causing Oil Spill

Runaway Ship Rams Two Others on Mississippi River, Causing Oil Spill
7 April 2015 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/runaway-ship-rams-two-others-mississ...

The Privocean broke free from its mooring and hit two other ships Monday afternoon near Convent, Louisiana.

Indonesia’s Maritime Coordination Problem: Can Jokowi Fix It?

Indonesia’s Maritime Coordination Problem: Can Jokowi Fix It?
April 6, 2015 http://www.establishmentpost.com/indonesias-maritime-coordination-proble...

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s vision for Indonesia as a ‘global maritime fulcrum’ (poros maritim dunia) between the Pacific and Indian Oceans has attracted significant interest internationally.

Yet the success of this ambitious maritime doctrine will depend largely on whether Indonesia can get its act together on basic tasks such as coordinating the security of one of the world’s longest coastlines.

Is Marina waiting for another roro disaster?

Is Marina waiting for another roro disaster?
Rey Gamboa April 7, 2015 http://www.philstar.com/business/2015/04/07/1440993/marina-waiting-anoth...

Now that summer is here, expect thousands to travel to the beaches for personal vacations, office rest and recreation breaks, and family outings. Chances are, for a number of these trips, the roll-on, roll-offs (roros) will be part of the journey.

Vessel crew, consignee face raps for ‘smuggled' rice: PCG

Vessel crew, consignee face raps for ‘smuggled' rice: PCG
JUDY F. PARTLOW April 7, 2015 http://www.visayandailystar.com/2015/April/07/negor1.htm

Charges involving violation of maritime laws and other criminal offenses will be lodged against the people behind the alleged illegal shipment of rice intercepted in Negros Oriental recently.

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