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Container ship runs aground on Western Scheldt

Container ship runs aground on Western Scheldt
2017-08-14 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/14/c_136525463.htm

THE HAGUE, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- A container ship from Belgium's Antwerp to Germany's Hamburg ran aground on the Western Scheldt near the village of Bath, southwest of the Netherlands, Safety Region Zeeland reported on Monday.

Japanese-owned tanker and Singapore container ship identified as vessels in collision leading to palm oil spill

Japanese-owned tanker and Singapore container ship identified as vessels in collision leading to palm oil spill
Ernest Kao August 14, 2017 http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2106702/ja...

Trade press names Global Marine Service’s Global Apollon and Pacific International Lines’ Kota Ganteng in report

Disruption is Coming to the Shipping Industry

Disruption is Coming to the Shipping Industry
Frank Coles 2017-08-13 https://maritime-executive.com/editorials/disruption-is-coming-to-the-sh...

As I sit at my desk, I find myself shaking my head asking myself why so many in maritime do not “get it.” I can only conclude that while people happily read about impending transformation of our industry, they do so in the misguided belief it will only affect others – and that they somehow remain insulated.

Lack of experience leads to injury onboard

Lack of experience leads to injury onboard
10 August 2017 https://www.safety4sea.com/lack-of-experience-leads-to-injury-onboard/

The Nautical Institute issued its Mars report for 2017, where it presents a case of injury of a newly-hired crew member during his first trip, that resulted from lack of experience. The report provides a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar accidents in the future.

The incident

New report examines increasing use of FOC in Australia

New report examines increasing use of FOC in Australia
9 August 2017

The Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee of the Australian Senate issued a report concerning the increasing use of Flag of Convenience (FOC) in Australia.

FOC shipping refers to those vessels that travel internationally, but are not registered to the state it is most closely associated with. Regardless of where a ship may be operating, the national registration determines the applicable laws governing all the activities on the ship.

Cargo ship sank in Gulf of Tonkin, crew rescued

Cargo ship sank in Gulf of Tonkin, crew rescued
Mikhail Voytenko August 8, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/08/08/cargo-ship-sank-in-gulf-of-tonkin...

Cargo ship detained at Sharpness Docks for two months over unpaid wages and lack of drinking water concerns

Cargo ship detained at Sharpness Docks for two months over unpaid wages and lack of drinking water concerns
9th August 2017 http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15463345.Cargo_ship_detained_at_Shar...

UNPAID wages, concerns over a lack of drinking water and conditions described as “close to modern day slavery” has led to a cargo ship being detained at Sharpness Docks.

Freighter remains grounded near Soo Locks, blocking commercial ship traffic

Freighter remains grounded near Soo Locks, blocking commercial ship traffic
Brady Slater Aug 10, 2017

Commercial shipping traffic to and from Lake Superior was at a standstill Thursday after a freighter ran aground in the St. Marys River near the Soo Locks.

Indian ships lose share in country's overseas trade: Survey

Indian ships lose share in country's overseas trade: Survey
PTI| Aug 11, 2017,

NEW DELHI: Indian ships saw a sharp decline in their share in carriage of country's overseas trade while about half of the domestic shipping fleet is aged, Economic Survey said today.

"There has been a sharp decline in the share of Indian ships in the carriage of India's overseas trade from about 40 per cent in the late 1980s to 7 per cent in 2015-16," the volume II of the Survey tabled in Parliament said.

Chief Engineers: Awarded, Arrested

Engineer awarded Rs 23 lakh for loss of 10 teeth in accident
Rebecca Samervel | Aug 6, 2017 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/engineer-awarded-rs-23-la...

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