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Navy foils piracy attempt on Indian vessel in Gulf of Aden

Navy foils piracy attempt on Indian vessel in Gulf of Aden
Oct 7, 2017 http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-navy-foils-piracy-attempt-on-indian...

The Navy's elite Marcos commandos on Friday foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian carrier with 26 crew members in the Gulf of Aden, a key shipping route near the southern tip of the Red Sea between Somalia and Yemen.

The Marocs on board INS Trishul — on an anti-piracy mission — responded quickly and rescued the boat that was targeted by 12 pirates.

Digital tsunami threatens to wipe many out

Digital tsunami threatens to wipe many out
Dagfinn Lunde October 8th 2017 http://splash247.com/digital-tsunami-threatens-wipe-many/

Klaveness: We aim to shape the maritime educational system together

Klaveness: We aim to shape the maritime educational system together
28/09/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/klaveness-we-aim-to-shape-the-mariti...

Klaveness Ship Management (KSM) and the University-College of South-East Norway (USN) are working together to examine how practical experience could be incorporated to the maritime curriculum during their time at school. As per today, many students graduating from USN complete their degrees without ever having spent time onboard.

North Korean laborers may have worked on Maersk vessels; Maersk Oil sheds 140 jobs, narrows losses

North Korean laborers may have worked on Maersk vessels
NIKLAS KRIGSLUND 02.10.17 http://shippingwatch.com/carriers/Tanker/article9916474.ece

North Korean workers engaged in forced labor may have contributed to building a fleet of top-modern and highly expensive Maersk vessels, confirms the company to ShippingWatch.

Last week, Danish media DR2 Dokumentar and newspaper Information reported that North Koreans doing forced labor abroad have worked on a Danish naval vessel, which was partly built on the Crist yard in the Polish city of Gdansk.

Triple collision at Patras, caused by cargo ferry EUROCARGO TRIESTE

Triple collision at Patras, caused by cargo ferry EUROCARGO TRIESTE
STEPAN KOTCHERGA October 8, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/10/08/triple-collision-at-patras-caused...

Cargo ships: One runs aground, another sinks, a third is missing off northern Taiwan

Cargo ship full of broken glass runs aground near Margate Harbour in Kent
08 October 2017 http://news.sky.com/story/cargo-ship-full-of-broken-glass-runs-aground-n...

A recovery operation is under way after the 75-metre ship dragged anchor and ran aground next to an Antony Gormley statue.

Dover Coastguard received reports that The Islay Trader, a 75-metre vessel, had dragged anchor and run aground shortly after 3am on Sunday.

The Barbudan-flagged ship became stuck between 30-50 metres from shore, next to a sculpture by artist Antony Gormley.

2 Central Visayas seamen vie in business plan contest

2 Central Visayas seamen vie in business plan contest
Kier Edison C. Belleza October 6, 2017 https://news.mb.com.ph/2017/10/06/2-central-visayas-seamen-vie-in-busine...

Cebu City — Two seamen from Central Visayas will compete in the 2017 National Reintegration Center for Overseas Filipino Workers- Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (NRCO-ISP) business plan competition.

Pedro Mabalhin of Minag-a Poblacion, Alegria, Southern Cebu, and Quirico Ilad, a native of Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City, made it to the finals of the competition, besting eight other nominees.

Arms manufacturer Kalashnikov takes aim at shipping

Kalashnikov takes aim at shipping
Sam Chambers Oct 6th 2017 http://splash247.com/kalashnikov-takes-aim-shipping/

The most famous arms manufacturer in the world is diversifying into the shipyard business.

Russia’s Kalashnikov has announced it will acquire Upper Volga ship repair and construction operator Nobel Brothers early next year. The yard specialises in the construction and repair of tankers, bulkers, yachts, and survey vessels.

Container ship CONTAINERSHIPS VII suffered fire, resumed sailing

Container ship CONTAINERSHIPS VII suffered fire, resumed sailing
NIKOLAY TORKIN October 7, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/10/07/container-ship-containerships-vii...

Philippine maritime industry faces many challenges in 2017, beyond

PH maritime industry faces many challenges in 2017, beyond
October 7, 2017 http://www.manilatimes.net/engaging-the-stakeholders/354928/

Although the Philippine maritime industry has a lot of potential for growth, stakeholders agree that the its biggest challenges lie in the people’s mindsets, the way they perform their duties, in infrastructure, and the policies that regulate activities within the industry.
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