Mosquitoes: practical guidance for seafarers

Mosquitoes: practical guidance for seafarers
28/02/18 https://safety4sea.com/mosquitoes-practical-guidance-seafarers/

Cyber pirates: The latest threat to ocean shipping

Cyber pirates: The latest threat to ocean shipping
Barry Hochfelder April 30, 2018 https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/ocean-shipping-carriers-cyber-risk/...

High tech has reached the high seas, and there are no safe harbors. That point was made very clear in a recent webinar hosted by the National/International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy and presented by RiskSense, a New Mexico-based cybersecurity practitioner.

Towards a digital future

Towards a digital future
01/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/towards-a-digital-future/

In January and February the Maritime Disruptors Academy premiered when both students and employees in the shipping industry actively engaged on how to make the most of new technology and ways of thinking. Given that the entire Danish maritime cluster will be part of the change the next Academy, which runs in the autumn, will be open for participants across the cluster.

MARINA comes up with 10-yr. program

MARINA comes up with 10-yr. program
30 April 2018 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1732050/Cebu/Local-News/MARINA-comes-u...

For the first time since its creation in 1974, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will implement a 10-year Maritime Industry Development Program.

Marina Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero said this will serve as the blueprint for the sea transportation industry.

Survey finds future seafarers will need more sophisticated skillsets

Survey finds future seafarers will need more sophisticated skillsets
April 30th, 2018 https://splash247.com/survey-finds-future-seafarers-will-need-sophistica...

3 Korean Seamen Freed by Pirates in West Africa

3 Korean Seamen Freed by Pirates in West Africa
Ahn Jun-yong April 30, 2018 http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/04/30/2018043000860.html

Three Korean seamen kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea off the West African coast last month were released safely on Friday, 32 days after they were kidnapped.

"The three crewmen are in relatively good health and are now in safe custody of the government," a Foreign Ministry official here said on Sunday.

Italian port workers to strike over self-handling

Italian port workers to strike over self-handling
Grant Rowles April 30th, 2018 https://splash247.com/italian-port-workers-strike-self-handling/

Workers are planning a strike on May 11, shutting down all Italian ports for the day, citing a need to improve safety.

The strike is focusing on self-handling, where a ship’s crew loads or lashes cargo, which the unions says has caused three fatal accidents at Italian ports this year.

Iranian freighter collided with two other freighters at Astrakhan Russia

Iranian freighter collided with two other freighters at Astrakhan Russia
STEPAN KOTCHERGA April 29, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/04/29/iranian-freighter-collided-with-...

UAE expats' hopes sink after container ship collision

UAE expats' hopes sink after container ship collision
29 April 2018 https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/4/29/uae-expats-hopes-sink-a...

A number of expatriates in the UAE have been told their belongings have been lost after a container ship collision at a port in Pakistan, as it travelled between Dubai and the UK.

P500M modern boat 'MV Lite Ferry 88'launched

P500M modern boat launched
28 April 2018 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1701622/Cebu/Local-News/P500M-modern-b...

THE P500-million MV Lite Ferry 88 was formally launched yesterday by Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero and Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino.

Guerrero is a retired general, being the former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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