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Shipping losses decline but cyber risk is a growing concern in the sector

Shipping losses decline but cyber risk is a growing concern in the sector
CINTIA CHEONG 27 MARCH 2015 http://www.theactuary.com/news/2015/03/shipping-losses-decline-but-cyber...

Shipping losses worldwide have declined by 50% over the past decade, but 75 ships were lost in 2014, according to study.

Liberian ship loses power, runs aground in Columbia River

Liberian ship loses power, runs aground in Columbia River
28 March 2015 http://tdn.com/news/local/liberian-ship-loses-power-runs-aground-in-colu...

A Liberian cargo ship that went aground in the Columbia River off Longview early Friday morning was been safely moored without apparent damage to the river.

The 600-foot ship, the Turquoise Ocean, lost power as it was headed downstream. It attempted to anchor but went aground in soft sands west of Willow Grove in the Crims Island area at about 5 a.m., according to the Coast Guard.

Overseas Training for More Nigerian Seafarers: 2,500 Nigerians in Philippines, other countries

Overseas Training for More Nigerian Seafarers
27 March 2015 http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/overseas-training-for-more-nigerian-...

Nigeria is yet to meet the human capacity needs in the maritime industry due to the neglect of the shipping sector of the economy. Experts have opined that Nigeria’s shipping sector is capable of generating N7 trillion annually.

'Black sand mining': Investigation of Chinese ship crew set for April, Pinoy captain also included

Investigation of Chinese ship crew set for April
Elizabeth E. Escaño March 26, 2015 http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Nation&title=investigati...

THE GOVERNMENT will soon hold a preliminary investigation of five crewmembers -- including one Filipino -- who were arrested after the Chinese ship they were on was flagged down off the waters of Misamis Oriental.

Coast Guard on heightened alert for Holy Week exodus; CG warns vs. colorums during Holy Week

Coast Guard on heightened alert for Holy Week exodus
John Carlo Cahinhinan March 26, 2015 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2015/03/26/coast-guard-heightene...

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will place all units on heightened alert starting Friday as ship passengers are expected to troop to ports across the archipelago for Holy Week vacation.

Coast Guard commandant Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said the heightened alert status will be from March 27 to April 6.

Latin American & Caribbean offshore taskforce group launched to fight for offshore workers’ rights in the region

Latin American & Caribbean offshore taskforce group launched to fight for offshore workers’ rights in the region
26 March 2015 received via email

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) affiliated trade unions meeting in Rio de Janerio today launched a new Americas Region task force group dedicated to protecting the rights of Latin American and Caribbean workers in the offshore oil and gas sector.

Injured Man Pulled Off Ship Using Rescue Ladder At Port Miami

Injured Man Pulled Off Ship Using Rescue Ladder At Port Miami
March 26, 2015

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Rescue crews hauled a man who appeared to be injured off a boat using a fire truck ladder on Thursday afternoon.

It all happened at Port Miami just after 1:00 p.m.

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House panels OK bill to open interisland shipping to foreign vessels

House panels OK bill to open interisland shipping to foreign vessels
March 26, 2015 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/459478/economy/business/house-panel...

A bill liberalizing the entry of foreign vessels to Philippine ports is closer to becoming a law after three committees in the House of Representatives voted to approve the substitute bill that consolidates nine proposed measures to relax cabotage restrictions in the country.

Cardinal Tagle assures Filipino seafarers of Church’s commitment to their welfare

Cardinal Tagle assures Filipino seafarers of Church’s commitment to their welfare
March 11 2015 received via email

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, has assured Filipino seafarers of the Catholic Church’s continued support for them and commitment to their welfare.

In a personally-written letter addressed to them during a visit to Newcastle, the cardinal also thanked Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) for its continuous spiritual support for Filipino seafarers arriving at British ports.

Graduation Ceremony of MOL Filipino Seafarers

Graduation Ceremony of MOL Filipino Seafarers
by Joseph R. Fonseca March 23, 2015 http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/graduation-ceremony-filipino-se...

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the graduation of 105 students in the fourth class of the "3rd Year Program," which MOL introduced with the goal of developing crewmembers who will uphold strict safety standards in vessel operation.

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