Sea marshals help keep maritime terror at bay

Sea marshals help keep maritime terror at bay
Aw Cheng Wei Apr 20, 2018 http://www.straitstimes.com/authors/aw-cheng-wei

When a ship sails serenely into Singapore's waters, it is hard to tell - from the outside - whether it has actually been taken over by pirates or terrorists.

Drama brews on high seas as Playmobil ship running out of steam: Vessel charts a course to pirate tax haven

Drama brews on high seas as Playmobil ship running out of steam: Vessel charts a course to pirate tax haven
Rebecca Hill 20 Apr 2018 https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/20/playmobil_ship_loses_juice/

A Playmobil pirate ships's journey to the Caribbean sea risks being scuppered as its supplies run low.

Container ship grounding, Subic Bay Update

Container ship grounding, Subic Bay Update
Erofey Schkvark April 19, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/04/19/container-ship-grounding-subic-bay/

Ferry sinks, two tankers collide and a container liner grounds

Ferry sinks, two tankers collide and a container liner grounds
Martyn Wingrove 20 Apr 2018 http://www.passengership.info/news/view,ferry-sinks-two-tankers-collide-...

One ferry has sunk, two ships collided and a container ship grounded in southeast Asia, providing salvage opportunities to local companies. Local reports said one person was missing after an unnamed passenger ship sank in waters off Pedra Branca island, near the Singapore Strait.

The Secret Language of Ships

The Secret Language of Ships
Erin Van Rheenen 20 April 2018

Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are an arm’s length apart, the ship’s mate throws down a line. Now leashed to the ship, the tug can push and pull it around the bay. Big ships can’t easily slow down or maneuver by themselves—they’re meant for going in a straight line.

Blockchain will speed up overseas shipping

Blockchain will speed up overseas shipping
Kyunghee Park, April 20, 2018

The World Economic Forum states that improving communications and border administration using blockchain, which verifies transactions autonomously, could generate an additional $1 trillion (U.S.) in global trade

more....https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/04/19/blockchain-will-speed-up-ove...

Charterers of ship stranded in UAE trying to send crew home

Charterers of ship stranded in UAE trying to send crew home
Dhanusha Gokulan/ April 20, 2018 | https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/sharjah/charterers-of-ship-stranded-...

Since the vessel is outside anchorage, the immigration does not allow the charterers to carry out any crew change.-Supplied photo
The crew salaries have not been paid for over four months.

Ship detained after Captain found drunk off Denmark

Ship detained after Captain found drunk off Denmark
20/04/18 https://safety4sea.com/ship-detained-captain-found-drunk-off-denmark/

Danish authorities detained the Portugal-flagged general cargo ship 'Rix Partner' and arrested its Captain, after he was found affected by alcohol. The ship was stopped in the Great Belt Strait off Denmark, at the late night of April 17th, following communication problems between the navy and the Russian Captain.

Court to auction Hanjin stake in Chinese yard

Court to auction Hanjin stake in Chinese yard
Jason Jian April 20th, 2018 https://splash247.com/court-auction-hanjin-stake-chinese-yard/

China’s Ningbo Maritime Court will hold an auction for bankrupt South Korean shipping firm Hanjin Shipping’s entire 34.71% equity shares in Zhejiang Eastern Shipyard (ZESCO) via online platform Taobao on May 21.

The shares have been frozen by the court since Hanjin Shipping went bankrupt in 2016.

International Transport Forum calls for greater, more harmonised use of port-based incentives

International Transport Forum calls for greater, more harmonised use of port-based incentives
Sam Chambers April 18th, 2018

Port-based financial incentives to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions currently remain marginal, however greater, more focused application of these green payments could help shipping decarbonise, a report issued by the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggests today.

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