DEADWEIGHT: Accident , suicide, and seafarer’s death compensation claims

DEADWEIGHT: Accident , suicide, and seafarer’s death compensation claims
ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO |June 04,2019 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/237159/deadweight-accident-suicide-an...

At least 5 injured after giant cruise ship hits tour boat and dock in Venice

At least 5 injured after giant cruise ship hits tour boat and dock in Venice
AP 03/06/2019 https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/02/watch-giant-cruise-ship-hits-tour-bo...

The giant cruise ship MSC Opera rammed into a dock and a tourist boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, reportedly injuring five people.

General cargo ship hard aground, Japan sea UPDATE

General cargo ship hard aground, Japan sea UPDATE
Mikhail Voytenko June 3, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/06/03/general-cargo-ship-hard-aground-...

Jun 3 Update: Still aground, salvage company contracted, ship’s loaded with chemicals.
Jun 1: General cargo ship ran aground at night LT Jun 1 in Japan sea, reportedly while sailing at full speed. Checking information.

STCW convention: Nigeria escapes being delisted by IMO

STCW convention: Nigeria escapes being delisted by IMO
Anna Okon May 30, 2019 https://punchng.com/stcw-convention-nigeria-escapes-being-delisted-by-imo/

South Africa and other maritime nations recently prevailed on the International Maritime Organisation to review the process of delisting countries from the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers Convention’s White List.

Kenya: Seafarers interviewed for nine-month contract

Seafarers interviewed for nine-month contract
BRIAN OTIENO 31 May 2019 https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/coast/2019-05-31-seafarers-interview...

PS says state targets to have 2,000 seafarers recruited to different shipping lines a year

The government is committed to ensuring seafarers get worldwide recognition for easy access to jobs, Maritime and Shipping PS Nancy Karigithu has said.

EU to fund autonomous ship development

EU to fund autonomous ship development
Sam Chambers May 30th, 2019 https://splash247.com/eu-to-fund-autonomous-ship-development/

Acknowledging how Asia has stolen Europe’s shipbuilding business, the European Commission yesterday vowed to fund two autonomous shipping projects. Dubbed Autoship, the autonomous projects include work started by Rolls Royce and Kongsberg.

Ship owner fined 50,000 baht for chemical fire at Laem Chabang port

Ship owner fined 50,000 baht for chemical fire at Laem Chabang port
The Thaiger May 30, 2019 https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/environment/ship-owner-fined-50000-baht-...

The Port Authority of Thailand has slapped a 50,000 baht fine on the South Korean owner of a container ship which caught fire at the Laem Chabang deep-sea port on Saturday morning, causing a chemical fire and smoke blanketing surrounding communities.

Cargo ship arrives in Philippines, will transport 69 containers of garbage back to Canada

Cargo ship arrives in Philippines, will transport 69 containers of garbage back to Canada
Aaron Favila The Associated Press May 30, 2019

A cargo ship arrived in a northern Philippine port on Thursday to transport 69 containers of garbage back to Canada that officials say were shipped illegally to the Philippines, one of two Southeast Asia countries that have protested being treated like dumpsites by wealthier nations.

Women seafarers wanted for global shipping

Women seafarers wanted for global shipping
Emmie V. Abadilla May 31, 2019 https://business.mb.com.ph/2019/05/31/women-seafarers-wanted-for-global-...

Global demand for seafarers continue to surge till 2025, with more women – more Filipinas, specifically, expected to join this male-dominated industry.

Deadweight: The perils of seafaring life

Deadweight: The perils of seafaring life
Dennis Gorecho -June 1, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/deadweight-the-perils-of-seafaring-life/

I WAS ELATED to see my name in the credits of the film Deadweight, a Finnish-German co-production that explores the tough working conditions in the globalized shipping business.

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