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Pinoy Pala: Police await DNA tests on body found in St Lawrence River to see if it is missing Amazoneborg crewman

Police await DNA tests on body found in St Lawrence River to see if it is missing Amazoneborg crewman
Donal Scully October 12th 2017 http://splash247.com/police-await-dna-tests-body-found-st-lawrence-river...

Quebec provincial police say a body which has been recovered in the St Lawrence River could be that of a crewman who went missing from the cargo ship Amazoneborg at the port of Trois-Rivieres on September 30.

Challenges to Seafarers' Welfare in Caribbean Ports

Challenges to Seafarers' Welfare in Caribbean Ports
Dr. Michael Skaggs 2017-10-12 http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/challenges-to-seafarers-welfare...

Cargo Ship Sinks in Persian Gulf: Intense Video

Cargo Ship Sinks in Persian Gulf: Intense Video
October 12, 2017 http://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/cargo-ship-sinks-persian-gulf-intense...

An Iranian ship sank in the Arabian Gulf as it was on its way from Kuwait to Qatar, with six sailors aboard. The cargo ship left Al Shuweikh seaport in Kuwait, heading to Doha harbour when it shipwrecked and sank near Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmed Causeway.

Turkish, Greek ministers meet in Athens to solve maritime transport issues

Turkish, Greek ministers meet in Athens to solve maritime transport issues
12 October 2017 https://www.dailysabah.com/tourism/2017/10/12/turkish-greek-ministers-me...

Turkish and Greek ministers met Thursday in Athens to discuss and solve ongoing maritime transport and yachting issues in the Aegean.

Intertanko and Intercargo refuse to condemn crew abandonment

Intertanko and Intercargo refuse to condemn crew abandonment
Sam Chambers October 12th2017 http://splash247.com/intertanko-intercargo-refuse-condemn-crew-abandonment/

Two of the world’s leading shipowning organisations have refused to condemn crew abandonment. Contacted last week in preparation for the Splash seafarer abandonment campaign, neither Intertanko, nor its dry bulk counterpart, Intercargo, have deigned to go on the record to hit out at owners who have ditched their staff at sea, despite the request for comment being discussed at the highest levels of both bodies.

Are drones the future of marine surveying? Maritime Cyber Security: No Substitute for Testing

Are drones the future of marine surveying?
Tracy Cozzens October 12, 2017

Drones are quickly becoming a staple of the maritime industry. In January, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued the largest ever civilian maritime drone contact, valued at €67 million.

Under the contract, drones will be used to assist with border control, search-and-rescue operations and monitoring of pollution, as well as the detection of illegal fishing and drug and people trafficking.

Salvation for stranded seafarers

Salvation for stranded seafarers
Sam Chambers October 11th 2017 http://splash247.com/salvation-stranded-seafarers/

No one is more exposed to the daily hardships and horrors of abandoned crews than the world’s leading shipping charities and the hard working people at trade unions such as the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

WATCH: Dramatic moment Iranian ship sinks in Arabian Gulf

WATCH: Dramatic moment Iranian ship sinks in Arabian Gulf
11 October 2017 http://www.arabnews.com/node/1176036/offbeat

DUBAI: This video captures the dramatic moment an Iranian cargo ship sank in the Arabian Gulf.
It was sailing to Doha, Qatar when it sank near the Sheikh Jabir Al-Ahmad Bridge, on Monday the Kuwait News Agency stated.

What will stop Singapore’s ports dominating in Southeast Asia

What will stop Singapore’s ports dominating in Southeast Asia
Oliver Ward October 12, 2017

Singapore’s mammoth shipping industry continues to gather momentum as more industry giants moved their operations to the island state earlier this year. In April, Ocean Alliance, the largest consortium in the container shipping industry, announced it was moving operations away from Port Klang in Malaysia, to Singapore.

After United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) merged with Hapag-Lloyd to join Alliance, it also redirected its operations from Malaysia into Singapore.

Container shipping damned for its failure to adopt disruptive technologies

Container shipping damned for its failure to adopt disruptive technologies
Sam Chambers October 11th 2017 http://splash247.com/container-shipping-damned-failure-adopt-disruptive-...

Container shipping’s dire adoption of new technology this century has been laid bare in a damning report from analysts at Alphaliner.

In its latest weekly report Alphaliner says the container industry has remained “highly reluctant” to embrace the use of new technology.

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