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Cyberattack on Clarkson’s shipbroker reaffirms industry’s vulnerability

Cyberattack on Clarkson’s shipbroker reaffirms industry’s vulnerability
ASC Staff Dec 3, 2017

Following the announcement yesterday that ship broker Clarkson’s confirmed its computer systems were breached in a major cyber-security attack, Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela has said that the maritime industry needs to wake up to the cyber threat.

Chinese freighter sank off Macau, 10 crew rescued

Chinese freighter sank off Macau, 10 crew rescued
Mikhail Voytenko December 2, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/12/02/chinese-freighter-sank-off-macau-...

Taishan maritime and fishery emergency body was alerted at 1130 Beijing time Dec 1 by a distress signal from cargo ship SHUN XIN 188, which reported sinking in stormy weather near Wuzhou island, Guangdong province waters, waters, southwest of Macau. Fish patrol boat was sent to rescue, nearby fishing and merchant vessels were requested to assist. All 10 crew of SHUN XIN 188 were rescued.

THE WORLD IS NOT FLAT: A sign of the huge trade imbalance for global commodities: 45% of ships travel empty

THE WORLD IS NOT FLAT: A sign of the huge trade imbalance for global commodities: 45% of ships travel empty
Gwynn Guilford November 30, 2017 https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/trade-flows-working-paper-kal...

This diagram shows the flows of loaded ships between nations....

‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the price

‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the price
John Vidal December 2, 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/dec/02/chittagong-sh...

Mohamed Edris’s life as he knew it in the Bangladeshi ship recycling yards ended at 11.30am on Saturday 11 April 2015. The 38-year-old metal cutter had been working with 100 others on the 19,600-tonne container ship Eurus London at the Ferdous Steel Corporation shipyard in Chittagong when catastrophe struck.

India prepares to ratify 2009 Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships

Idia Prepares to Ratify the Hong Kong Convention
2017-12-02 https://maritime-executive.com/article/india-prepares-to-ratify-the-hong...

India has drafted legislation to implement the 2009 Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships.

France, Canada, Spain, Brazil, Sweden, the Netherlands, UAE, India elected to International Maritime Organisation Council; also Kenya Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Liberia

India Re-Elected To International Maritime Organisation Council
The other countries to make the cut included France (140), Canada (138), Spain (137), Brazil (131), Sweden (129), the Netherlands (124) and the UAE (115).
December 02, 2017 https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-re-elected-to-international-mariti...

London: India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation under a category that represents nations with the largest interests in international sea borne trade.

The Rev. Neale A. Secor, 83, lawyer, priest, and counselor to seafarers; He was close to Pinoy seafarers*

The Rev. Neale A. Secor, 83, lawyer, priest, and counselor to seafarers
Bonnie L. Cook November 30, 2017 http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/rev-neale-a-secor-83-lawyer-prie...

The Rev. Neale A. Secor, 83, a former lawyer and retired Episcopal priest who served a parish in Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, and later counseled visiting sailors through his work as head of the Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, of respiratory failure at his home in Philadelphia.
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Neale A. Secor

Opportunities in Philippine shipping

Opportunities in PH shipping
December 2, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/opportunities-ph-shipping/366174/

THE Philippine government has been looking to utilize the domestic shipping industry to pursue economic growth and develop wider global commerce. In October, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) launched a develop plan that it will implement for the next 10 years to provide better opportunities in the industry.

From the lab on to the ship: Environmentally friendly removal of biofouling

From the lab on to the ship: Environmentally friendly removal of biofouling
1 Dec 2017 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/ku-ftl120117.php

Kiel University and a close spin-off jointly develop coating that prevents the accumulation of organisms

From the lab on to the ship: Environmentally friendly removal of biofouling

From the lab on to the ship: Environmentally friendly removal of biofouling
1 Dec 2017 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/ku-ftl120117.php

Kiel University and a close spin-off jointly develop coating that prevents the accumulation of organisms

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