Maersk searches for 2 Filipino crewmen, 2 others after ship fire

Maersk searches for 2 Filipino crewmen, 2 others after ship fire
Mar 09 2018 http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/03/09/18/maersk-searches-for-2-filipino...

MANILA - Shipping firm Maersk continues searching the Arabian Sea for 4 crew members, including 2 Filipinos, after one of its cargo ships caught fire, COO Soren Toft said.

Cargo vessel Việt Thuận 68 collides with coastal vessel Phuong Linh 16 and sinks off Nam Dinh

Việt Thuận 68
Paul Hancock March 6, 2018 https://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2018/03/viet-thuan-68/

Chinese shipping firms buy ships as market recovery fuels optimism

Chinese shipping firms buy ships as market recovery fuels optimism
08/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/chinese-shipping-firms-buy-ships-as...

A recovery in the shipping market has buoyed optimism among Chinese shipping companies, with many once again buying new vessels to expand their fleets.

S. Korea logs record maritime transport deficit in 2017

S. Korea logs record maritime transport deficit in 2017
09/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/s-korea-logs-record-maritime-transp...

South Korea posted a record deficit in its maritime transport account in 2017 due to the fallout from a global industry slump and the restructuring of the domestic shipping sector, data showed this week.

Harvey Gulf files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, lists $1.2 billion in debt as the oil slump continues to impact the Gulf Coast

Harvey Gulf files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Mar 9, 2018 http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2018/Harvey-Gulf-files-f...

The operator lists $1.2 billion in debt as the oil slump continues to impact the Gulf Coast

Hopes fade for missing Pinoy seafarer from Maersk Honam fire

Hopes fade for missing seafarers from Maersk Honam fire
08 March 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/middle-east-africa/hopes-fade-for-...

Hopes are fading for the four missing from the fire on Maersk Honam which has left one dead and two others in a critical condition.

Indian Captain, 18 Seafarers Held ‘Captive’ in Dubai, Seek Govt Help

Indian Captain, 18 Seafarers Held ‘Captive’ in Dubai, Seek Govt Help
Neelkamal, Alok Kumar March 8, 2018 https://www.news18.com/news/india/indian-captain-18-seafarers-held-capti...

The captain's wife said that the mother of one of the crew members died on Tuesday, but they chose not to inform him about the tragedy. Another crew member’s wedding was planned for March 4, which had to be cancelled.

Maersk Line confirms Thai crew death from Honam fire

Maersk Line confirms crew death from Honam fire
Grant Rowles March 8th, 2018 http://splash247.com/maersk-line-confirms-crew-death-honam-fire/

One of the 23 crew members evacuated from Maersk Honam, rocked by fire on Wednesday in the Arabian Sea, has been confirmed dead by Maersk Line.

The Thai national passed away after his health condition drastically deteriorated due to the injuries sustained in connection to the fire, the company said in a statement.

Shipping into a changing world

Shipping into a changing world
09/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipping-into-a-changing-world-2/

The International Shipping Industry still remains the only way to move the majority of minerals, energy products and manufactured goods between the nations of the world.

Indeed it is still estimated that shipping carries 90% of World Physical Trade.

Chinese shipping firms buy ships as market recovery fuels optimism

Chinese shipping firms buy ships as market recovery fuels optimism
08/03/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/chinese-shipping-firms-buy-ships-as...

A recovery in the shipping market has buoyed optimism among Chinese shipping companies, with many once again buying new vessels to expand their fleets.

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