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PH airs 'serious concerns' on NoKor missile launches to Pinoy ships, fishers

PH airs 'serious concerns' on NoKor missile launches
November 29, 2017 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/11/29/ph-airs-serious-c...

MANILA -- The Philippine Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has aired "serious concerns" of the government over the recent missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, on the safety of navigation.

27 North Korean ships detained at international ports this year: data

27 North Korean ships detained at international ports this year: data
Inadequate navigation tools, fire alarms, and rescue boats listed as reasons in Tokyo MOU statistics
Seungmock Oh November 29th, 2017 https://www.nknews.org/2017/11/27-north-korean-ships-detained-at-interna...

Almost 30 North Korean ships were detained at international ports so far this year for failing to meet regulatory standards, according to inspection data from the Tokyo MOU.

Shipping firm warns that hackers may leak confidential information

Shipping firm warns that hackers may leak confidential information
Danny Palmer | November 29, 2017 http://www.zdnet.com/article/shipping-firm-warns-that-hackers-may-leak-c...

Global shipbroker says it fell victim to a cyber security incident and is contacting those who might have had their information stolen by attackers.

Global shipping firm Clarksons has warned that confidential data stolen as a result of a 'cyber security incident' could be made public following the company's refusal to pay a ransom to hackers.

Shippers, insurers call for global consistency in cargo safety

Shippers, insurers call for global consistency in cargo safety
Jennifer McKevitt Nov. 29, 2017 https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/cargo-safety-WSC-ICHCA-TT-GSF-IMO/5...

Recognized safety standards must be employed to ensure the best quality shipping outcomes.

7 crew trapped as ships collide

seven crew trapped as ships collide
29 Nov 2017 http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=190176&sid=3

Five people have been rescued after two cargo ships collided off the coast of Guangdong, but seven crew members are still "trapped" inside a cabin.

The five rescued from a sunken ship cabin yesterday afternoon told rescue staff that the other seven were trapped inside and still alive, Xinhua News Agency reported. The collision occurred at about 3am on Monday near the Pearl River estuary.

Cargo ship woes raise concerns for crew, environment, says transport workers' union

Cargo ship woes raise concerns for crew, environment, says transport workers' union
Geoff Bartlett, CBC News Posted: Nov 28, 2017

Environmentalist says Newfoundland coast vulnerable to spills, needs dedicated resources

A cargo ship that went adrift off the Newfoundland coastline Sunday night has raised many safety concerns, both for the crew and the environment, says an inspector with the International Transport Workers' Federation.

Unlucky Seventh: ‘Asian curse’ continues to haunt US Pacific Fleet

Unlucky Seventh: ‘Asian curse’ continues to haunt US Pacific Fleet
28 Nov, 2017 https://www.rt.com/news/411200-seventh-fleet-us-navy-accidents/

The year 2017 has not been kind to the US Navy, which has suffered a series of accidents –with a total of 20 fatalities - in the Pacific Rim region. Everything from sleep deprivation to poor training has been blamed.

Danish Ship Finance: What shipping will look like from 2018 and on

Danish Ship Finance: What shipping will look like from 2018 and on
BY KATRINE GRØNVALD RAUN 27.11.17 http://shippingwatch.com/Services/article10060879.ece

In its biannual Shipping Market Review, bank Danish Ship Finance takes a look at the various segments in the sector. Read on to get an overview of the prospects.

Duties of a shipowner

Duties of a shipowner
Shayal Devi November 29, 2017 http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=425669

IT is the duty of a shipowner to take, so far as is reasonably practicable, such measures as are necessary to ensure the safety and health of all seafarers employed by him on board his ship.

This is part of the rules which make up the Maritime (Labour Convention) Regulation 2017, which is expected to be endorsed by Parliament and implemented in Fiji soon.

S. Korea: Shipbuilders face massive worker drain

S. Korea: Shipbuilders face massive worker drain
29/11/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/s-korea-shipbuilders-face-massive-wo...

In the latest sign that Korea’s shipbuilding industry may be in for a longer slump, the sector’s workforce shrank 9.2 percent, the highest reduction among manufacturing industries last year, from 180,800 in 2015 to 164,100 in 2016, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance on Monday.

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