Rescue of persons in distress at sea duty of all seafarers

Rescue of persons in distress at sea duty of all seafarers
Priam Nepomuceno June 13, 2019 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1072245

MANILA -- Regardless of who is at fault in a collision incident at the high seas, vessels that sustained minimal or no damage are obliged to rescue mariners distressed or shipwrecked by the mishap.

4 more found guilty in sprawling Vinashin corruption scandal

Four more found guilty in sprawling Vinashin corruption scandal
Sam Chambers June 13th, 2019 https://splash247.com/four-more-found-guilty-in-sprawling-vinashin-corru...

A court in Hanoi yesterday sentenced Vinashin’s former chairman Nguyen Ngoc Su to 13 years in prison for “abuse of power or position to appropriate property” in the latest chapter in a sprawling corruption case that has rattled Vietnam’s top shipbuilding group.

PH wants China to sanction ship crew for sinking Filipino fishing boat

PH wants China to sanction ship crew for sinking Filipino fishing boat
Marje Pelayo | June 13th, 2019 https://www.untvweb.com/news/ph-wants-china-to-sanction-ship-crew-for-si...

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana has called for a diplomatic action in relation to the sea collision between a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat (F/B GIMVER 1) that left 22 Filipino fishermen adrift in the middle of the sea.

Two Oil Tankers Reportedly Struck in Gulf of Oman

Two Oil Tankers Reportedly Struck in Gulf of Oman
The Associated Press and Reuters Jun 13, 2019 https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/incident-reported-in-gulf-of-om...

There was no immediate confirmation from ship operators or authorities in Oman or neighboring United Arab Emirates

Two tankers have been evacuated after an incident in the Gulf of Oman and the crew are safe, four shipping and trade sources said on Thursday.

New policy on registering vessels in Cyprus Register of Ships

New policy on registering vessels in Cyprus Register of Ships
13/06/2019

On 23 May 2019 the Deputy Ministry of Shipping via Circular 10/2019 updated its policy on the eligibility of ships registered under the Cyprus flag.

In general, ships of any type or size may be registered in the Register of Cyprus Ships or the Special Book of Parallel Registration, provided that the applicable age and type-related requirements specified below are satisfied.(1)

Frontline tanker attacked in waters off Fujairah

Frontline tanker attacked in waters off Fujairah
DANIEL LOGAN BERG-MUNCH 13.06.19 at 09:15

Vessel Front Altair, owned by John Fredriksen's tanker shipping company Frontline, is among two ships attacked off the coast of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman. The crew of the Frontline vessel has been picked up, sources tell ShippingWatch.

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Marina promotes PH-designed RoRo

Marina promotes PH-designed RoRo
GENIVI FACTAO June 12, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/marina-promotes-ph-designed-roro/568029/

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has encouraged local shipbuilders to manufacture Filipino designed Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) ships to meet the demands of the domestic shipping industry.

Russian tanker explosion kills two

Russian tanker explosion kills two
Jason Jiang June 11th, 2019 https://splash247.com/russian-tanker-explosion-kills-two/

An explosion occurred onboard a tanker at Port of Makhachkala in Russia today, killing two people.

According to report by Sputnik, the explosion came from the engine room of the 2013-built 7,000 dwt tanker VF Tanker 16 when the vessel was near the No.4 pier of the port.

Filipino seamen, despite powering global trade, face growing threats to their livelihoods

Filipino seamen, despite powering global trade, face growing threats to their livelihoods
Huw Watkin 6 Jun, 2019 https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/3013149/filipino-seamen-despite-p...

Gov’t, private sector team up for Seafarers Convention 2019

Gov’t, private sector team up for Seacon 2019
GENEVI FACTAO June 12, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/govt-private-sector-team-up-for-seacon-2019/...

The Seafarers Convention 2019 (SeaCon 2019), the much-awaited maritime event in the Philippines, will open up business prospects and employment opportunities for seafarers in the country.

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