Shipping industry to scrap the most oil tankers in more than five years: Tough operating conditions expected to persist until second half of next year, analysts say

Shipping industry to scrap the most oil tankers in more than five years: Tough operating conditions expected to persist until second half of next year, analysts say
Reuters June 4, 2018 https://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/shipping-industry-to-scrap-th...

Marina scrambles to avoid EU’s withdrawal of competency recognition

Marina scrambles to avoid EU’s withdrawal of competency recognition
Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat June 8, 2018 https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/06/08/marina-scrambles-to-avoid-eus-with...

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is scrambling to avoid EU’s withdrawal of recognition of Philippine competency by addressing gaps and deficiencies in the country’s maritime education amid a declining deployment overseas of Filipino seafarers.

Piracy: ILO seeks juicy welfare package for kidnapped, killed seafarer

Piracy: ILO seeks juicy welfare package for kidnapped, killed seafarer
8 June 2018 (?) http://sunnewsonline.com/piracy-ilo-seeks-juicy-welfare-package-for-kidn...

Following the rising incidences of armed robbery cases and kidnapping of seafarers, International Labour Organisation (ILO) has moved for the amendment of Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 which will ensure a juicy welfare package for kidnapped seafarers.

Seafarer’s wellbeing at the heart of this year’s Day of the Seafarer campaign

Seafarer’s wellbeing at the heart of this year’s Day of the Seafarer campaign
08/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/seafarers-wellbeing-at-the-heart-of...

9 hurt as passenger ship MV Lite Ferry 12 slams into port’s concrete wall in Tagbilaran

9 hurt as passenger ship slams into port’s concrete wall in Tagbilaran
Leo Udtohan - June 08, 2018 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/998922/9-hurt-as-passenger-ship-slams-into-...

New Lite Ferries vessel boosts Bohol-Cebu link

New Lite Ferries vessel boosts Bohol-Cebu link
June 3, 2018 https://businessmirror.com.ph/new-lite-ferries-vessel-boosts-bohol-cebu-...

Travelers between Cebu and Bohol can now travel seamlessly in style with the recent introduction of the Lite Ferry 88 (LF88), the latest world-class and the biggest roll-on, roll-off (Roro) catamaran passenger ferry of Lite Shipping Corp.

European and International Social Partners in the Maritime Sector call for specific procedures for seafarers to obtain Schengen visas

European and International Social Partners in the Maritime Sector call for specific procedures for seafarers to obtain Schengen visas
09/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/european-and-international-social-p...

Maritime navigation hack has potential to wreak havoc in English channel: A common navigation system used in the maritime industry could be exploited to cause chaos, a researcher has warned

Maritime navigation hack has potential to wreak havoc in English channel
Charlie Osborne June 8, 2018 https://www.zdnet.com/article/maritime-navigation-hack-has-potential-to-...

A common navigation system used in the maritime industry could be exploited to cause chaos, a researcher has warned.

New Inmarsat study shows maritime industry’s openness to IoT

New Inmarsat study shows maritime industry’s openness to IoT
8 JUNE 2018 https://www.ship-technology.com/news/new-inmarsat-study-shows-maritime-i...

Findings from research commissioned by Inmarsat has shown that, contrary to the prevailing belief, the maritime industry is more eager to adopt analytic, management and operational tools developed using the Internet of Things (IoT).

Deployment of Pinoy seafarers down in ’17, plunged to 304,209 from 406,531 in 2016

Deployment of Pinoy seafarers down in ’17
June 08, 2018 https://malaya.com.ph/business-news/business/deployment-pinoy-seafarers-...

The Philippines has to address gaps in the education and training of its seafarers in order to stay competitive as a major source of crew personnel at a time when global offshore deployment of ships is slowing down.

Data show deployment of Filipino seafarers in 2017 plunged to 304,209 from 406,531 in 2016.

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