Alarm raised at the vast amount of money owed in backpay to the world’s seafarers

Alarm raised at the vast amount of money owed in backpay to the world’s seafarers
Sam Chambers May 23rd, 2019 https://splash247.com/alarm-raised-at-the-vast-amount-of-money-owed-in-b...

Benzene and seafarer’s illnesses

Benzene and seafarer’s illnesses
Dennis Gorecho, May 2, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/benzene-and-seafarers-illnesses/

THE SEAFARER’S constant exposure to hazards such as chemicals (including benzene) and varying temperatures, coupled by stressful tasks in his employment, may cause medical conditions like leukemia, cancer and goiter.

Port users decry ‘arbitrary’ shipping lines’ fees

Port users decry ‘arbitrary’ shipping lines’ fees
Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat May 19, 2019 https://business.mb.com.ph/2019/05/19/port-users-decry-arbitrary-shippin...

Truckers, brokers and importers decried what they alleged as “arbitrary” fees imposed by shipping companies, as they urged government to intervene in this logistical nightmare that they said is causing prices of consumer products to skyrocket and affecting the economy.

Maersk Warns Trade Tensions are Hurting Shipping’s Growth

Maersk Warns Trade Tensions are Hurting Shipping’s Growth
Reuters May 24, 2019 https://gcaptain.com/maersk-warns-trade-tensions-are-hurting-shippings-g...

reuters logo By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, May 24 (Reuters) – A.P. Moller-Maersk , the world’s largest container shipping company, warned on Friday that trade tensions and an economic slowdown are slowing growth in global freight.

ASEAN PARTNERSHIPS: Maritime security in Asia Pacific

ASEAN PARTNERSHIPS: Maritime security in Asia Pacific
AMADO S. TOLENTINO, JR. May 25, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/maritime-security-in-asia-pacific/559387/

DISTINCTLY maritime are the 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). Even landlocked Laos and the less maritime-based Myanmar and Cambodia depend on the sea for national revenue.

Crew evacuated from tilting cargo ship in Liverpool

Crew evacuated from tilting cargo ship in Liverpool
24 May 2019 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-48399926

The MSC Matilde started tilting in the early hours in the River Mersey Photo Craig Duhamel
A crew had to evacuate a ship after it started tilting in the River Mersey in the early hours.

Tsuneishi’s Philippine ship recycling ambitions thwarted

Tsuneishi’s Philippine ship recycling ambitions thwarted
Sam Chambers May 23rd, 2019 https://splash247.com/tsuneishis-philippine-ship-recycling-ambitions-thw...

Japanese shipyard giant Tsuneishi’s long-held plans to develop a ship recycling site in the Philippines have been put on hold, with local politicians on the island of Negros in the middle of the archipelago unable to get the necessary clearance for the facility.

U.S. Coast Guard airlifts Filipino captain stricken in San Francisco Bay

U.S. Coast Guard airlifts Filipino captain stricken in San Francisco Bay
May 23, 2019 https://usa.inquirer.net/30280/u-s-coast-guard-airlifts-filipino-captain...

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced the 54-year-old captain who clutched his chest and collapsed on the bridge of his ship as it was entering the San Francisco Bay on Monday evening, May 20.

ITF blames lenient Transport Canada policy for Sri Lankan Seafarer Ravindu Lakmal Pieris Telge's death

Seafarers union blames lenient Transport Canada policy for merchant sailor's death
May 23, 2019 https://ca.news.yahoo.com/seafarers-union-blames-lenient-transport-08000...

The International Transport Workers Federation says a long-standing Transport Canada policy directly contributed to the presumed death of a seafarer on a container ship who went overboard into the St. Lawrence River near Les Escoumins, Que., Sunday.

Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during April 2019

Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during April 2019
24/05/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/foreign-flagged-ships-detained-in-t...

During April, there was two new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port.

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