Cargo ship slams into riverbank after colliding with another boat in Shanghai

Cargo ship slams into riverbank after colliding with another boat in Shanghai
Paul Carmichael 6 June 2019 https://uk.news.yahoo.com/cargo-ship-slams-riverbank-colliding-100400813...

Predeparture inspection of domestic vessels should no longer be PCG’s task

[OPINION] Predeparture inspection of domestic vessels should no longer be PCG’s task
Jay Tristan Tarriela June 06, 2019 https://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/232252-predeparture-inspection-d...

It is no longer practiced in other parts of the world, and it allows shipowners not to share the blame when sea mishaps happen

Why seafarers value having a ‘friend’ in port

Why seafarers value having a ‘friend’ in port
June 6th, 2019 https://splash247.com/why-seafarers-value-having-a-friend-in-port/

Dr Esteban Pacha, acting chair of the trustees of Apostleship of the Sea, writes exclusively for Splash today.

Hardly a day goes by that seafarers’ wellbeing and mental health doesn’t crop up in conversation.

They were seldom discussed when I was a seafarer in the 80s and 90s, so what has changed?

Search Continues for Crew of Cargo Ship Believed Sunk in Central Sulawesi

Search Continues for Crew of Cargo Ship Believed Sunk in Central Sulawesi
TELLY NATHALIA JUNE 06, 2019 https://jakartaglobe.id/context/search-continues-for-crew-of-cargo-ship-...

Jakarta. The Ministry of Transportation has deployed patrol boats in search of 17 missing crewmembers of the cargo ship KM Lintas Timur, which is believed to have sunk in the Banggai Sea off Central Sulawesi on Saturday, an official said on Wednesday.

DOTr vows to ensure PH remains to be leading seafarer provider

DOTr vows to ensure PH remains to be leading seafarer provider
Aerol John Pateña June 5, 2019 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1071631

MANILA -- The Philippines will continue to improve the quality of maritime education to maintain its status as a leading provider of seafarers in the world, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Wednesday.

Filipino seafarers in trouble as PH’s maritime education fails to meet int’l standard, EU warn; Foreign Secretary Locsin says, 'I will kick butt to save their jobs'

Filipino seafarers in trouble as PH’s maritime education fails to meet int’l standard, EU warns
Roy Mabasa June 4, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/06/04/filipino-seafarers-in-trouble-as-phs-m...

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday warned the Philippines on the “pressing issue” that Filipino mariners are facing as an offshoot of the failure of the country’s maritime schools to meet international standards.

Seventeen missing after cargo vessel sinks in Indonesia

Seventeen missing after cargo vessel sinks in Indonesia
AFP - June 5, 2019 https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2019/06/05/seventeen-mi...

JAKARTA: Seventeen people were missing after a cargo boat sank off eastern Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday, the latest maritime accident to hit the sprawling archipelago nation.

The vessel overturned on Saturday afternoon with 18 people onboard.

ILO urged to make ‘wellness training’ mandatory for seafarers

ILO urged to make ‘wellness training’ mandatory for seafarers
RAFFY AYENG June 05, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/ilo-urged-to-make-wellness-training-mandator...

A prominent international seafarers group has recently called on the International Labor Organization (ILO) to include wellness training as minimum requirement for seafarers working on board a ship, as depression causes many suicides at sea.

Loss trends – Larger vessels bring bigger losses

Loss trends – Larger vessels bring bigger losses
05/06/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/loss-trends-larger-vessels-bring-bi...

BRENDA V. PIMENTEL: Recalling Marina’s transformation

Recalling Marina’s transformation
BRENDA V. PIMENTEL June 05, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/recalling-marinas-transformation/564635/

Several times in this column I have mentioned that Presidential Decree 474 creating the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is one of the best legacy of President Ferdinand Marcos. Not many would attribute the creation of Marina to President Marcos’ vision of unifying an archipelago, which at that time deeply resented his authoritarian government.

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