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Welcome, catamaran roros

Welcome, catamaran roros
Rey Gamboa February 10, 2015 http://www.philstar.com/business/2015/02/10/1421943/welcome-catamaran-roros

We have a new player in the roll-on, roll-off ferry business that’s been giving a lot a attention to providing safe transport for inter-island sea travel of people and goods, and it deserves some attention and support.

End-of-life ships: 'worst global dumpers' revealed

End-of-life ships: 'worst global dumpers' revealed
February 09, 2015 http://www.recyclinginternational.com/recycling-news/8505/business/asia/...

Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks

Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks
Gregory J. Millman Feb. 8, 2015 http://www.wsj.com/articles/bigger-container-ships-pose-bigger-risks-142...

Insurers, Others Worry About the Potential for Catastrophic Accidents

The big container ships that ply the world’s trade routes are growing ever larger, holding down the cost of ocean shipping, but also raising concerns among vessel operators, insurers and regulators about the potential for catastrophic accidents.

Govt sinks another foreign illegal ship in Batam

Govt sinks another foreign illegal ship in Batam
9 Februari 2015 http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/97719/govt-sinks-another-foreign-illeg...

Batam (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries along with the Navy here on Monday sunk a Thailand-flagged illegal fishing vessel that was caught in the Natuna sea, Riau province, last October 30.

Historic Thai Canal Plan Resurfaces

Historic Thai Canal Plan Resurfaces
Wendy Laursen 2015-02-04 http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/historic-thai-canal-plan-resur...

Historic Kra Canal
The idea of building a major shipping canal across the south of Thailand dates back to the 1600s. The most recent plan, discussed about a decade ago, involves financing from China, and it is this plan that has recently resurfaced in Thai local media.

Nicaraguan Canal Project Unearths Ancient Relics, Animosities: 'It's like when the Spanish came here, they brought a new culture'

Nicaraguan Canal Project Unearths Ancient Relics, Animosities
February 06, 2015 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/02/06/384295864/nicaraguan-tran...

A Chinese company building a canal across Nicaragua has handed over more than 15,000 pre-Columbian relics to the Nicaraguan government. The relics, mostly pieces of pottery and obsidian, date from around 500 B.C. to the 1500s A.D.

Wild weather sparks flood of ocean rescues

Wild weather sparks flood of ocean rescues
Simon Jones Feb 6, 2015 http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150206/NEWS/150209800

Treacherous weather conditions at sea have triggered a spate of rescue operations in which injured sailors have been rushed to Bermuda for treatment.

Three ships have been forced to divert towards the Island so far this year so injured crew could be taken to hospital — high compared with the same period last year when there were no medical evacuations.

Olaf Merk : the six challenges facing the next head of the IMO

Industry viewpoint: the six challenges facing the next head of the IMO
Olaf Merk 03 February 2015 http://www.lloydslist.com/ll/sector/regulation/article456408.ece

Would-be secretary-generals have until the end of March to apply but there are several issues they need to consider to ensure the IMO remains relevant

THE general state of international organisations can be summarised in one word: crisis.

IMO Secretary General: Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW), 2nd session, 2-6 February 2015

IMO: Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW), 2nd session, 2-6 February 2015
Source: IMO (Speech by Secretary General)
06/02/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-sub-committee-on-human-element-t...

Thank you Mr Chairman, good morning distinguished delegates, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the second session of the HTW Sub-Committee.

Cargo ship runs aground off Guimaras; Coast Guard checks for oil spill

Cargo ship runs aground off Guimaras; Coast Guard checks for oil spill
February 5, 2015 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/426916/news/regions/cargo-ship-runs...

A cargo ship ran aground off Guimaras province on Wednesday, even as the Philippine Coast Guard is checking the area for any possible oil spill.

But as of Thursday, the Coast Guard, in a post on its website, said there was no sign of an oil spill from the MT King Andrew.

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