Who are the main shipping organisations and what do they do?

Who are the main shipping organisations and what do they do?
Malcolm Latarche 9 January 2018 https://shipinsight.com/main-shipping-organisations/

ShipInsight frequently mentions international shipping bodies and the following is a brief introduction to the major shipping organisations and their roles beginning with the leading regulatory body.
International Maritime Organization – IMO

Ships sink in Asian vessel collisions

Ships sink in Asian vessel collisions
Martyn Wingrove 09 Jan 2018 http://www.tugtechnologyandbusiness.com/news/view,ships-sink-in-asian-ve...

There has been a series of maritime accidents so far this month involving cargo ships colliding with fishing vessels in Asia. This produces opportunities for salvage companies in the region. It also highlights the navigational threat that fishing vessels are to commercial shipping.

East China Sea oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

East China Sea oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers
Josephine Mason, Yuna Park 9 January 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-shipping-accident-oil/east-chin...

Rescue crews wrestle to tame China oil tanker fire

Rescue crews wrestle to tame China oil tanker fire
Reuters Jan 08 2018 http://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/01/08/18/rescue-crews-wrestle-to-tame-c...

Cruise Ship Lifeboat Falls Injuring Crew Members

Cruise Ship Lifeboat Falls Injuring Crew Members
Emrys Thakkar - Jan 7, 2018 https://www.cruisehive.com/cruise-ship-lifeboat-falls-injuring-crew-memb...

A lifeboat fell from a P&O cruise ship while docked in Ponta Delgada, Azores which has injured crew members.

Marina 7 suspends operation of 2 ships: MV Lite Ferry 20, LCT Seamine 8

Marina 7 suspends operation of 2 ships
January 09, 2018 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2018/01/09/marina-7-suspends-o...

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has suspended the operation of MV Lite Ferry 20 of Lite Shipping Corp. and LCT Seamine 8 following their collision off Lauis Ledge in Talisay City last Jan. 5.

Cargo ship with P120-M rice load intercepted in Zamboanga

Cargo ship with P120-M rice load intercepted in Zamboanga
Betheena Kae Unite January 8, 2018 https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/01/08/cargo-ship-with-p120-m-rice-load-inter...

A cargo ship loaded with 60,000 undocumented sacks of rice worth P120 million was intercepted while transiting the waters off Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay Sunday, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

‘Cocaine cargo ship’ found in Philippines not flying Taiwan flag: envoy

‘Cocaine cargo ship’ found in Philippines not flying Taiwan flag: envoy
Taiwan's representative said the crackdown on illegal drugs will continue
Sophia Yang,Taiwan News 2018/01/08 https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3336661

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwan's representative to the Philippines Gary Lin (林松煥) said at a local press event Monday that the cocaine recently found in the eastern Philippines did not come from a Taiwan-flagged cargo vessel, as had been reported by the Philippines media.

Shipping: Trends, Risks, Caution

Risk profiling is becoming more important to port state control inspections, says PaSea
09/01/2018

Port State Control inspections are increasingly focusing on the risk profile of the ship under inspection with inspectors singling out the performance of the ship manager and the flag state recognised organisation (RO) as major factors to concentrate on.

Petros Achtypis, Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus-based Prevention at Sea (PaSea), said PSC inspectors were changing the way they inspected ships with greater emphasis being placed on a vessel’s risk profile.

Population Shrinking Fast in Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Town Following Recession

Population Shrinking Fast in Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Town Following Recession
08/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/population-shrinking-fast-in-ulsans-...

With the South Korean shipbuilding industry left reeling by changing economic fortunes, the population of the well-known shipbuilding neighborhood of Dong District in Ulsan is dwindling fast.

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