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Contraband and other prohibited items in crews’ personal possession

Contraband and other prohibited items in crews’ personal possession
13/03/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/contraband-and-other-prohibited-item...

Members are advised to renew warnings to crew about the personal possession of contraband and other prohibited articles. When a vessel is a given port, the laws of that country will apply, this includes jurisdiction over any personal possessions of the crew.

The Association is grateful to Correspondents P&I Associates in South Africa for contributing to this update.

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Beware trend that considers seafarers as criminals

Beware trend that considers seafarers as criminals
Jake DesVergers Mar 9, 2015 http://www.the-triton.com/2015/03/beware-trend-that-considers-seafarers-...

It happens. Be it a big accident or a little accident, it happens. It is nothing new to our industry.

The history of accidents at sea transgresses to the first vessel that took to the water. Those familiar with the evolution of safety at sea since the industrial revolution know that the majority of rules and regulations we have today are a direct result of accidents.

COA questions P6.7-M Marina execs' bonuses

COA questions P6.7-M Marina execs' bonuses
Michael Punongbayan 03/07/2015 http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/03/07/15/coa-questions-p6...

MANILA, Philippines - Officials and employees of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) were irregularly given anniversary bonuses in 2013, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report released yesterday.

The COA had disallowed the release of P15,000 in bonuses to each official and employee.

IMO Pushes the Case for More Women to Lead the Maritime Industry

IMO Pushes the Case for More Women to Lead the Maritime Industry
10 March 2015 http://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/imo-pushes-the-case-for-...

Nature of the Working Environment Has Radically Changed - but More Education Needed

Seafarer welfare vessel gets to work in Hong Kong

Seafarer welfare vessel gets to work in Hong Kong
Lee Hong Liang 11 March 2015 http://www.seatrade-global.com/news/global-whispers/seafarer-welfare-ves...

A new sea-going motor launch, named Dayspring, has started providing essential welfare services for seafarers out of the port of Hong Kong, thanks to The Mission to Seafarers.

Coal laden ship M/V Tong Yuan Hai sinks in the Sea of Japan, the crew rescued

Coal laden ship sinks in the Sea of Japan, the crew rescued
2015 March 11 http://en.portnews.ru/news/196160/

Cambodia flagged M/V Tong Yuan Hai with coal cargo sank in the Sea of Japan in the area of ​​responsibility of Japan, IAA PortNews reports citing the State Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre of the Ministry of Transport of Russia.

The crew members, including 8 and 6 nationals of China and Vietnam have been rescued.

Business Continues on Houston Ship Channel Despite Closure

Business Continues on Houston Ship Channel Despite Closure
JUAN A. LOZANO Mar 11, 2015 http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/part-houston-ship-channel-closed-coll...

Goods are being unloaded and commerce traded along the Houston Ship Channel, even though part of the waterway remained closed Wednesday amid cleanup efforts following a collision that spilled a flammable chemical.

RDC-7: Port woes may cause food price hikes

RDC-7: Port woes may cause food price hikes
Carlo S. Lorenciana March 11, 2015 http://www.philstar.com/cebu-business/2015/03/11/1432399/rdc-7-port-woes...

CEBU, Philippines – The Economic Development Committee of the Regional Development Council 7 is calling on port authorities to urgently address the congestion at the Cebu International Port which has already affected importers and exporters.

And if the problem will not be addressed immediately, EDC Chairman Robert Go warned that consumers may have to suffer higher food prices brought by the port congestion.

Fastcraft runs into pier 21 people hurt in port mishap

Fastcraft runs into pier 21 people hurt in port mishap
Jessa J. Agua, Grace Melanie I. Lacamiento March 11, 2015
http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2015/03/11/1432363/fastcraft-runs-pier...

CEBU, Philippines - A fastcraft from Bohol rammed the pier as it was about to dock in Pier 1 in Cebu City yesterday morning, causing minor injuries to at least 18 passengers and three crew.

Tanker, bulk carrier collide in Houston Ship Channel

Tanker, bulk carrier collide in Houston Ship Channel
March 9, 2015 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/09/ships-collide-in-ho...

LA PORTE, Texas — Two ships collided Monday in the Houston Ship Channel, causing a leak of flammable liquid.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two large vessels — the Conti Peridot, a Liberian bulk carrier, and the Danish-flagged Carla Maersk, a chemical tanker — collided in foggy conditions just after 12:30 p.m. CT near Morgan's Point.

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