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The Bahamas: Maritime graduates off to a ‘Great Start’

Maritime graduates off to a ‘Great Start’
By Kathryn Campbell Oct 10, 2017 http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/Maritime_gradua...

Nassau, The Bahamas – LJM Maritime Academy graduates are testimonies of the results of Urban Renewal empowerment programs and initiatives and are off to a ‘great start’ said the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development.

IMO boss says shipping has a ‘human duty’ to stamp out crew abandonment

IMO boss says shipping has a ‘human duty’ to stamp out crew abandonment
Sam Chambers October 9th 2017 http://splash247.com/imo-boss-says-shipping-human-duty-stamp-crew-abando...

The secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has spoken of shipping’s “human duty” to ensure crew abandonment is kicked out.

In an exclusive interview with Splash as part of this site’s crew abandonment campaign, Kitack Lim, the South Korean in charge of the UN body since January last year, urged port and flag states to cooperate more to help fight the scourge.

Crew takes to life raft after fishing boat catches fire off coast of northern Tasmania

Crew takes to life raft after fishing boat catches fire off coast of northern Tasmania
10/10/2017 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-10/fishing-boat-japara-fire-off-three...

Photo: The crew abandoned the Japara after the wheelhouse caught fire. (Supplied: Tas Police)
Four crew members of a Tasmanian fishing boat have abandoned ship and made it to shore in a life raft after their vessel caught fire.

Cruise ship 'Carnival Fantasy' stuck in the Gulf because of Tropical Depression Nate

Cruise ship stuck in the Gulf because of Tropical Depression Nate
Associated Press 10/09/2017 http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/10/09/cruise-ship-stuck-in-gulf-becau...

The Carnival Fantasy cruise ship is stranded at sea and it is unknown when it will be able to port. (iStock)

The latest on Nate and Tropical Storm Ophelia (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

Passengers aboard a cruise ship are stuck in the Gulf of Mexico because a cruise liner can't make it back to port following Hurricane Nate.

Search ongoing for cargo vessel missing off northern Taiwan

Search ongoing for cargo vessel missing off northern Taiwan
Sunrise Huang and Evelyn Kao 2017/10/09 http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201710090013.aspx

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) The search is still on for a cargo ship that went missing in waters off northern Taiwan on Friday, the Maritime Patrol Directorate General said Monday as it dismissed a report that the ship had been towed to shore in China by a Chinese fishing boat.

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Cargo Ship

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Cargo Ship
09/10/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/navy-foils-pirate-attack-on-iranian-...

Military forces on board the Iranian Navy’s 48th flotilla rescued one of the country’s merchant vessels from a pirate attack near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

The pirates, sailing seven boats equipped with light and semi-heavy assault weapons, launched an attack on the Iranian trade vessel near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Monday morning.

President Nicos Anastasiades: increased competitiveness of Cyprus flag a priority

President: increased competitiveness of Cyprus flag a priority
10/10/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/president-increased-competitiveness-...

President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday said that further consolidating and enhancing the competitiveness of Cyprus’ flag and maritime cluster remains one of the government’s most important priorities.

Seafarers fret over new assault on Jones Act in wake of storms - News - Houma Today

Seafarers fret over new assault on Jones Act in wake of storms - News - Houma Today
Daniel Flatley / 9 oct 2017 http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20171009/seafarers-fret-over-new-assault-...

On the darkened bridge of the Chesapeake Trader, with radio chatter filling the air, three officers were easing the giant freighter into San Francisco Bay when an unexpected vessel suddenly appeared on the starboard side. They scrambled to avoid catastrophe.

Training offices for onboard and onshore shipping needs

Training offices for onboard and onshore shipping needs
09/10/2017 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/training-offices-for-onboard-and-on...

The Cyprus Maritime Academy was launched by Intercollege under the umbrella of the University of Nicosia in 2016 to encourage more people into the booming shipping industry both onboard and on land as so far few of the 4,500 employees in the Cyprus onshore shipping industry and 55,000 seafarers who are employed by ship management companies based in Cyprus are Cypriots.

Smart ships set to revolutionise industry

Smart ships set to revolutionise industry
October 8th, 2017

Far from being something out of science fiction, ships with no people on board could soon become a reality says John Ioannou

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