Global union leaders converge to condemn ICTSI

Global union leaders converge to condemn ICTSI
ITF Press Release 12 April 2018

Global unions have once again condemned multinational port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), for continuing to lower the standards in the global port industry.

48% decrease in piracy incidents in Asia

48% decrease in piracy incidents in Asia
13/04/18 https://safety4sea.com/48-decrease-in-piracy-incidents-in-asia/

ReCAAP ISC reported that a total 14 incidents, including nine actual incidents and five attempted incidents, were reported in Asia during January-March 2018 compared to 27 incidents that were reported during the same period in 2017.

Firefighting continues on Maersk Honam as it is towed to Dubai

Firefighting continues on Maersk Honam as it is towed to Dubai
Gavin van Marle 13/04/2018 https://theloadstar.co.uk/firefighting-continues-maersk-honam-towed-dubai/

MSC has advised shippers and freight forwarders with cargo on the fire-stricken Maersk Honam that the vessel remains under tow for Dubai.

Mississippi River fuel spill has not contaminated New Orleans' drinking water, S&WB says

Mississippi River fuel spill has not contaminated New Orleans' drinking water, S&WB says
Beau Evans Apr 13 2018

Fuel leaking from a cargo ship that struck a pier on the Mississippi River on Thursday (April 12) has not contaminated New Orleans' drinking water supply, according to the Sewerage & Water Board.

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing
14/04/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-gives-strong-signal-to-the-ship...

The shipping industry is finally going to cut its climate change emissions. That’s a big deal.

The shipping industry is finally going to cut its climate change emissions. That’s a big deal.
Chris Mooney April 13 2018

Member nations of the United Nations body charged with regulating shipping on the high seas adopted a first-ever strategy Friday to blunt the sector’s large contribution to climate change — bringing another major constituency on board in the international quest to cap the planet’s warming well below an increase of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

IMO Negotiations on Shipping Emissions on Brink of Success: Saudi Arabia and the US the only Ones Officially Objecting to the Draft Text

IMO Negotiations on Shipping Emissions on Brink of Success: Saudi Arabia and the US the only Ones Officially Objecting to the Draft Text
13/04/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-negotiations-on-shipping-emissi...

3 sailors dead after fishing boat collides with cargo ship

3 sailors dead after fishing boat collides with cargo ship
Apr 13,2018 http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3046868

Three sailors were killed after a Korean fishing boat collided with a Tanzanian-flagged reefer ship off the country’s southwestern coast early Thursday morning.

Three other crew members remained missing as of Thursday evening.

Reality Check: Are ships more polluting than Germany?

Reality Check: Are ships more polluting than Germany?
12 April 2018

The shipping industry is meeting in London to formulate a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

By some estimates, the international shipping industry produces as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as Germany.

Reality Check looks at the data behind this comparison and from where all this pollution is coming.

Injured Bulk Carrier Chinese Crewmember Medevaced

Injured Bulk Carrier Crewmember Medevaced
April 11, 2018 https://www.marinelink.com/news/crewmember-medevaced436232

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured Chinese crewmember from a bulk carrier Tuesday night in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 175 nautical miles northeast of Puerto Rico.

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