The world's largest shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk has altered its route through the Strait of Hormuz amid rising tensions

The world's largest shipping firm has altered its route through the Strait of Hormuz amid rising tensions
Sam Meredith Jun 20 2019 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/20/iran-ap-moller-maesrk-has-altered-its-ro...

19 new roro routes; Marina promotes PH-designed RoRo

19 new roro routes
Choy Gallarde - June 22, 2019 https://negroschronicle.com/19-new-roro-routes/

Out of the present 140 roro vessel routes nationwide, there are 19 new roro ports operational shortly that links the entire Philippine Nautical Highway a pet project of former President and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

War Risk Insurance Spirals Higher for Middle East Tankers

War Risk Insurance Spirals Higher for Middle East Tankers
Alex Longley, Sheela Tobben, and Ann Koh June 15, 2019

Oil tanker owners face spiraling insurance costs to load cargoes from the world’s largest crude-export region after the latest round of attacks on vessels.

War risk premiums that owners pay each time they go to the Persian Gulf have now surged to at least $185,000 for supertankers, according to people with knowledge of the market. They rose to $50,000 after the attacks a month ago.

Maritime bodies, PDEA vow to stop drug smuggling

Maritime bodies, PDEA vow to stop drug smuggling
RAFFY AYENG June 22, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/maritime-bodies-pdea-vow-to-stop-drug-smuggl...

THE country’s maritime regulators — Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) — have entered into an agreement with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in securing key private and public seaports to stop the entry and exit of illegal drugs.

Day of the Seafarer 2019 – I am on board with gender equality

Day of the Seafarer 2019 – I am on board with gender equality
21/06/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/day-of-the-seafarer-2019-i-am-on-bo...
If you were able to make just one change to achieve gender equality in seafaring what would it be?

32 Filipinos in 2 stricken tankers rescued

32 Filipinos in 2 stricken tankers rescued
Jerome Aning - June 22, 2019 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/176798/32-filipinos-in-2-stricken-tank...

Thirty-two Filipino seafarers were rescued from two oil tankers attacked and disabled on June 13 while sailing through the Gulf of Oman, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Wednesday.

Mass for seafarers after colleague dies at sea

Mass for seafarers after colleague dies at sea
Peter Morgan Jun 20th, 2019 https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/37325

A Catholic port chaplain in Portsmouth, stepped in to provide pastoral care for a cargo ship's crew upon the request of its manager, Seatrade Groningen BV, after a seafarer died on board.

The 19 crew members on the Comoros Stream were distraught following their colleague's death while they were at sea in the Atlantic en-route to Portsmouth.

Global port corruption in the spotlight

Global port corruption in the spotlight
Sam Chambers June 20th, 2019 https://splash247.com/global-port-corruption-in-the-spotlight/

A new index is set to shine a light on port corruption around the world.

More arrests as US authorities take action against MSC

More arrests as US authorities take action against MSC
Sam Chambers June 21st, 2019 https://splash247.com/more-arrests-as-us-authorities-take-action-against...

Investigators have found more cocaine than initially reported onboard the MSC Gayane with further arrests in one of the largest drugs busts in recent American history.

Heart ailments and seafarer’s diet

Heart ailments and seafarer’s diet
18 June 2019 ttps://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/239867/heart-ailments-and-seafarers-diet

The heart ailments of seafarers can be triggered or aggravated by his working conditions aboard the vessel, including his diet.

“Taking responsibility for the health of all human souls on their ships also defines the shipowners’ sense of humanity and justice,“ thus declared the Supreme Court in the case of Oscar Paringit vs. Global Gateway Crewing Services, Inc. ( G.R. No. 217123, March 28, 2019).

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