Tanker master, operator convicted of dumping oil, garbage in Gulf: Edmon Fajardo is sentenced to six months in jail for his actions aboard Sea Faith

Tanker master, operator convicted of dumping oil, garbage in Gulf
Feb 27, 2018 http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2018/Tanker-master-opera...

Edmon Fajardo is sentenced to six months in jail for his actions aboard Sea Faith

The following is a news release from the U.S. Justice Department:

Mediterranean Car Carriers Line involved in another case of crew neglect

Mediterranean Car Carriers Line involved in another case of crew neglect
Sam Chambers February 28th, 2018 http://splash247.com/mediterranean-car-carriers-line-rocked-by-another-c...

Maritime authorities lose seized oil tanker in Johor

Maritime authorities lose seized oil tanker in Johor
BEN TAN http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/maritime-authorities-...

PONTIAN, Feb 27 2018 — An impounded oil tanker under guard by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) off Tanjung Piai here has vanished.

Salvage opportunities as two ships sink off southeast Asia

Salvage opportunities as two ships sink off southeast Asia
Martyn Wingrove Tue 27 Feb 2018 http://www.tugtechnologyandbusiness.com/news/view,salvage-opportunities-...

Two ships have sunk and one tanker has been refloated off southeast Asia.

There will be opportunities for tug operators in the region to salvage the two cargo vessels which sank off Vietnam and southern China in February.

North Korea Evades Sanctions With Help From Ships of Many Names

North Korea Evades Sanctions With Help From Ships of Many Names
Kambiz Foroohar February 28, 2018 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-28/north-korea-evades-sa...

As Washington and Seoul try to maintain a unified front against North Korea, the case of two cargo ships shows how Kim Jong Un’s regime keeps finding ways to evade increasingly tough international sanctions aimed at halting its nuclear weapons program.

Predictive analytics: the new hot ticket in shipping?

Predictive analytics: the new hot ticket in shipping?
Joe Baker 28 February 2018

The adoption of predictive analytics for port operations is proving increasingly popular, as the technology can help ports help achieve better unloading and offloading times and less truck idling. But despite successful case studies in the US, challenges still remain in the implementation of new predictive technologies.

Predictive analytics is commonly defined as the use of data, statistical algorithms and machine learning techniques to identify the likelihood of future outcomes.

Indonesia Puts New Shipping Rules on Hold as Coal Buyers Wait

Indonesia Puts New Shipping Rules on Hold as Coal Buyers Wait
Bernadette Christina Munthe and Wilda Asmarini | February 28, 2018

Jakarta. Indonesia has postponed indefinitely the application of new rules that would limit shipments of coal and palm oil exports to only national shipping companies, a Coordinating Economic Affairs Ministry official said on Tuesday (27/02).

Indonesia is the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal and top producer of palm oil, but presently most of its exports of these commodities use foreign vessels.

8 rescued after cargo ship sinks off Vietnam

8 rescued after cargo ship sinks off Vietnam
23/02/18 https://safety4sea.com/8-rescued-after-cargo-ship-sinks-off-vietnam/

MRCC Vietnam called for vessels to assist the cargo ship BINH NGUYEN 86, which activated its Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), 40 nautical miles of Ha Tinh Province coast, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam.

Conditions now deadly on abandoned chemical tanker off Tunisia

Conditions now deadly on abandoned chemical tanker off Tunisia
Sam Chambers February 26th, 2018 http://splash247.com/conditions-now-deadly-abandoned-chemical-tanker-off...

Cargo ship Zhen Hua 28 passes by Burien with an unusual load

PHOTOS: Cargo ship Zhen Hua 28 passes by Burien with an unusual load
February 24, 2018 http://b-townblog.com/2018/02/24/photos-cargo-ship-zhen-hua-28-passes-by...

A large cargo ship called the Zhen Hua 28 passed Burien’s shores slowly but surely on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, all while hauling a very unusual load.

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