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The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power
Oct 11, 2017 https://news.vice.com/story/the-shipping-industry-may-finally-be-turning...

The Estraden is a Finnish cargo ship that sails the North Sea six times a week. And though it burns oil, it is sailing in the sense that its engines are powered in part by the wind.

Insurers refuse to cut ties with crew abandonment offenders

Insurers refuse to cut ties with crew abandonment offenders
Sam Chambers October 11th 2017 http://splash247.com/insurers-refuse-cut-ties-crew-abandonment-offenders/

Christopher Columbus was Just a Wise Guy With a Boat

Christopher Columbus was Just a Wise Guy With a Boat
Bob Abrams, October 8, 2017 http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-board-tirade/2017/10/christopher-colum...

Celebrated in 46 of our 50 states - the holdouts being Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota - Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of America by Italian seafarer, Christopher Columbus.

While the second Monday of October may be a good time to buy a mattress, the rest is a load of crap.

Abandonment issue gives shipmanagers a chance to shed ‘spiv’ image

Abandonment issue gives shipmanagers a chance to shed ‘spiv’ image
Andrew Craig-Bennett October 11th 2017 http://splash247.com/abandonment-issue-gives-shipmanagers-chance-shed-sp...

The announcement by the eight big shipmanagers that they propose not to do business with owners who have a history of abandoning crew is a good start, but now let’s ask for more from these men.

Not content with just cars, Google wants to build autonomous ships as well

Not content with just cars, Google wants to build autonomous ships as well
Mike Wheatley 10 OCTOBER 2017 https://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/10/10/not-content-cars-google-wants-b...

After spearheading the development of autonomous self-driving cars for several years, Google Inc. is now turning its attention to commercial shipping.

Brave sailor awarded in Dubai for saving ship crew

Brave sailor awarded in Dubai for saving ship crew
October 10, 2017 http://timesofoman.com/article/119048/Oman/Hero-Omani-fisherman-honoured...

Dubai: An Omani fisherman who rescued 20 sailors from a sinking ship has been honoured for his efforts in rescuing a ship’s crew by the international maritime organisation Seatrade Maritime Events (SME).

“Humanitarian Award goes to Mr Fayiz Al Junaibi,” SME announced online.

Cargo ship 'Islay Trader' runs aground

Cargo ship runs aground
Robert Scott on 10 October 2017 http://gearsofbiz.com/cargo-ship-runs-aground/116711

The Coastguard was alerted just after 3am that the cargo vessel Islay Trader, had dragged anchor and run aground near Margate Harbour between 30 and 50 metres from shore.

A cargo vessel has run aground just outside Margate Harbour.

The Coastguard was alerted just after 3am that the cargo vessel Islay Trader, had dragged anchor and run aground near Margate Harbour between 30 and 50 metres from shore.

U.N. clamps down on N. Korea's sanctions-dodging by sea

U.N. clamps down on N. Korea's sanctions-dodging by sea
October 10, 2017 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-sanctions-un-security-council-b...

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has banned all nations from allowing four ships that transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea to enter any port in their country.

Hugh Griffiths, head of the panel of experts investigating the implementation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, announced the port bans at a briefing to U.N. member states on Monday. A North Korean diplomat attended the hour-long session.

Nigeria needs 50,000 Seafarers in maritime industry – Dogara

Nigeria needs 50,000 Seafarers in maritime industry – Dogara
Victor Oluwasegun October 10, 2017 http://thenationonlineng.net/nigeria-needs-50000-seafarers-maritime-indu...

The Nigerian Maritime sector needs 50,000 seafarers to achieve its full potentials, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has said.

Cyber attacks emerge

Cyber attacks emerge
October 11, 2017 http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=419618

Although the maritime industry has long been understood as a traditional industry, it is being transformed by digitalisation and connectivity. This has created opportunities for growth as maritime operations can be improved by sharing information and involving all parties in the transport chain.

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