U.S. Fines Cargo Ship Operator $1 Million for Polluting Waters

U.S. Fines Cargo Ship Operator $1 Million for Polluting Waters
By Erica E. Phillips May 11, 2018 https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-fines-cargo-ship-operator-1-million-for...

Penalty for oily discharge from Japanese vessel is latest in crackdown on ‘magic pipes’ and other devices meant to avoid environmental rules

UN Seeks Insurers' Help to Combat Sanctions-Busting

UN Seeks Insurers' Help to Combat Sanctions-Busting
2018-05-11 https://maritime-executive.com/article/un-seeks-insurers-help-to-combat-...

The United Nations Security Council is reaching out to marine insurers and oil traders to help combat North Korea's sanctions-busting efforts.

The Maritime Labour Convention – theory and practice

The Maritime Labour Convention – theory and practice
12/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-maritime-labour-convention-theo...

Fire rips through tug and container ship

Fire rips through tug and container ship
Martyn Wingrove 11 May 2018 http://www.osjonline.com/news/view,fire-rips-through-tug-and-container-s...

A week of fires on ships and workboats has led to damage and injuries. A tug operating on the Mississippi River in the US caught fire while pushing barges, forcing the crew to evacuate.

On the other side of the world, fire ripped through a container ship moored in Japan also driving crew to be evacuated.

Top container shipping lines Maersk Line and MSC reviewing Iran operations

Top container shipping lines reviewing Iran operations
Jonathan Saul 11 May 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-shipping/top-container-s...

LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s top two container shipping groups Maersk Line (MAERSKb.CO) and MSC are reviewing their Iran operations after the United States withdrawal from the international nuclear agreement with Tehran.

BIMCO Appoints New Head Of Maritime Security

BIMCO Appoints New Head Of Maritime Security
11/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/bimco-appoints-new-head-of-maritime...

BIMCO has appointed Jakob P. Larsen as Head of Maritime Security. He has a broad maritime experience from both the private and public sector – and always with a large security component.

Jakob P. Larsen will replace Phil Tinsley, who will be leaving BIMCO shortly.

Nigeria to host international maritime conference

Nigeria to host international maritime confab
Bayo Akomolafe May 12, 2018 https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/05/nigeria-to-host-international-mar...

Nigeria is to host the third edition of Lagos International Maritime Week (LIMW) 2018 next week in order to explore opportunities in the country’s maritime industry.

The forum will bring together world maritime stakeholders in order to promote Nigeria as the preferred destination for maritime investments in Africa.

Seafarers and infections

Seafarers and infections
Dennis Gorecho -May 10, 2 018 https://www.panaynews.net/seafarers-and-infections/

IT IS A well-known fact that seafaring is one of the most hazardous occupations, in regards to personal health and safety concerns of seafarers.

Tanker sailing from HK on fire in South Korean waters

Tanker sailing from HK on fire in South Korean waters
8 May 2018 http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=106966&sid=6

A Panama-registered oil tanker that left Hong Kong for South Korea caught fire in waters off the southern coast, authorities said today.

Two crew dead, one probably dead, bulk carrier returned to Cape Verde

Two crew dead, one probably dead, bulk carrier returned to Cape Verde
STEPAN KOTCHERGA May 10, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/05/10/two-crew-dead-one-probably-dead-...

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