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Feds dismiss cases against engineers accused of dumping oily waste in Lake Huron

Feds dismiss cases against engineers accused of dumping oily waste in Lake Huron
Cole Waterman June 13, 2017 http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/06/feds_dismiss_cases_...

BAY CITY, MI -- Little more than a year after charges were first filed against them, two men alleged to have dumped oily waste from a towing vessel into Lake Huron have had their cases dismissed. The dismissal comes just days before they were to go before a federal jury.

Captain of Panama ship says was unaware of the collision with fishing boat

Captain of Panama ship says was unaware of the collision with fishing boat
13 June 2017 http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2017/06/13/unaware-cargo-s...

Kochi: The Greek captain of a cargo ship which hit a fishing boat off Kerala coast on Sunday said he was not aware of the collision, a shipping official said on Tuesday. Two fishermen were killed and the third is missing.

Amendments to SOLAS2020 reflect 20-year industry cooperation for greater safety

Amendments to SOLAS2020 reflect 20-year industry cooperation for greater safety
14/06/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/amendments-to-solas2020-reflect-20-y...

Maersk aims to shore up N.J. shipping industry with direct financing service

Maersk aims to shore up N.J. shipping industry with direct financing service
Vince Calio, June 13, 2017

Maersk Line, the world’s largest maritime container shipping company, is seeking to boost New Jersey’s already booming import/export industry with the introduction of direct trade finance to its clients.

Maersk, which keeps its North American headquarters in Florham Park, will offer direct financing of more than $1 million as well as over $5 million to import/export companies in New Jersey, as well as other states, through its newly-formed Maersk Trade Finance.

World’s only engineless sailing cargo ship 'Tres Hombres' leaves River Tyne after a week of Geordie hospitality

World’s only engineless sailing cargo ship leaves River Tyne after a week of Geordie hospitality
Sonia Sharma 11 JUN 2017 http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/worlds-only-enginele...

The Tres Hombres, which became stranded off Whitey Bay last Sunday and was helped to safety by RNLI crews, left North Shields after a six-day stay

This is the moment the world’s only engineless sailing cargo ship left the River Tyne after a week of Geordie hospitality.

Panama cargo ship hit-and-run: FIR lodged, navigation records of vessel being probed

Panama cargo ship hit-and-run: FIR lodged, navigation records of vessel being probed
June 12, 2017 http://indianexpress.com/article/india/panama-cargo-ship-hit-and-run-nav...

Two Indian fishermen were killed and 11 others injured when the Panama-registered cargo ship allegedly hit their fishing boat early on Sunday off the Kochi coast.

Ferry with 50 passengers sinks off Philippines, 7 die

Ferry with 50 passengers sinks off Philippines, 7 die
Manolo B. Jara June 12, 2017 http://gulftoday.ae/portal/dcb39fd4-ce13-43af-bb1f-5e1e03c1bcfc.aspx

MANILA: A passenger ferry with more than 50 people on board including its crew capsized and sank when it was battered by big waves and strong winds in Romblon province in the Visayas, killing seven passengers with three others missing, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

The great unmanned ship race

The great unmanned ship race
13/06/2017

Two Norwegian companies, Yara and Kongsberg announced last month that they are set to make history with the first autonomous commercial vessel, a 100-150 teu feeder container ship.

Construction will be completed next year. Kongsberg has confirmed it will be built with a removable wheelhouse, with unmanned operations planned for 2019 and autonomous operations the following year.

Supply Chain Visibility: Digitizing Transforms Shipping Industry

Supply Chain Visibility: Digitizing Transforms Shipping Industry
Matt Elenjickal 6/12/2017

Beyond the Reach of Labor Laws: What role does the Hong Kong ITF play in seafarer welfare?

Beyond the Reach of Labor Laws
Jason Lam 2017-06-10 http://maritime-executive.com/features/beyond-the-reach-of-labor-laws

China ratified the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) last year; Hong Kong is yet to do so. Jason Lam, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Inspector in Hong Kong, talks about the union’s role in wage negotiations, how the MLC is raising conditions for many seafarers and why others are beyond its reach.

What role does the Hong Kong ITF play in seafarer welfare?

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