5 Chinese seamen dead after Panamanian ship sinks in typhoon-hit Tokyo Bay

5 Chinese seamen dead after Panamanian ship sinks in typhoon-hit Tokyo Bay
Xinhua| 2019-10-14 http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/14/c_138470538.htm

TOKYO, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Five Chinese crew members died, one missing and another rescued after a Panama registered cargo ship sank late Saturday in Tokyo Bay, where it was anchored as Typhoon Hagibis approached, the Chinese embassy in Japan confirmed to Xinhua on Monday.

Almirante: Seafarer’s disability benefits

Almirante: Seafarer’s disability benefits
DOMINADOR A. ALMIRANTE October 11, 2019 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1827131

ON JAN. 16, 2012, petitioner George M. Toquero was employed by respondent Crossworld Marine Services Inc. (Crossworld) on behalf of its principal, Kapal Cyprus Ltd., as a fitter for vessel mv AS Victoria.

Maritime officers board vessel in Montrose after captain ignores Swedish authority

Maritime officers board vessel in Montrose after captain ignores Swedish authority
Janet Thomson October 16 2019 https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/999508/maritime-...

vA maritime mystery played out in the North Sea after a cargo vessel destined for Scotland with engine problems fell foul of the Swedish Transport Agency.

Lessons learnt from crew injured in heavy weather– UK P&I Club comments

Lessons learnt from crew injured in heavy weather– UK P&I Club comments
16/10/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/lessons-learnt-from-crew-injured-in...

Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, discusses an incident in which crew were injured whilst on deck in heavy weather:

FSB raids Transas office in St Petersburg

FSB raids Transas office in St Petersburg
Sam Chambers October 15th, 2019 https://splash247.com/fsb-raids-transas-office-in-st-petersburg/

Security services raided the St Petersburg office of Transas yesterday, seeking access to the company’s Transas Navigator databases.

The Federal Security Service (FSB) was widely reported to have launched the raid on the facility, which is now owned by Finnish firm, Wärtsilä.

Geopolitical risks drive unprecedented hike in oil tanker rates

Geopolitical risks drive unprecedented hike in oil tanker rates
Olivia Konotey-Ahulu and Firat Kayakiran on 10/15/2019 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/10/15/geopolitical-risks-drive-unprec...

LONDON (Bloomberg) - Nothing right now is stopping a surge in oil tanker rates that’s given owners of the vessels one of the biggest boosts in years.

Wind Power Returns To Oceangoing Cargo Ships, Finally

Wind Power Returns To Oceangoing Cargo Ships, Finally
Tina Casey October 15th, 2019

Here’s a question for you: why did the US Office of Fossil Energy tweet out a Happy Columbus Day message on Columbus Day? Who knows! Whatever the motive, they did remind everybody that Columbus traveled across the seas, which doesn’t have much to do with fossil energy. However, the topic of seacraft does call to mind that fossil energy is on the verge of losing its grip on the global cargo shipping sector, partly because a new wind power renaissance is taking hold.

Pakistan: Govt to resolve issues of seafarers, says minister

Govt to resolve issues of seafarers, says minister
15/10/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/govt-to-resolve-issues-of-seafarers...

Seafarers around the globe are considered to be major contributors to a country’s economy as they send valuable foreign exchange in the form of remittances.

Supertanker in full load disabled while unmooring

Supertanker in full load disabled while unmooring
NIKOLAY TORKIN October 14, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/10/14/supertanker-in-full-load-disable...

2 workers killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

Two workers killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard
Jason Jiang October 14th, 2019 https://splash247.com/two-workers-killed-at-bangladesh-shipbreaking-yard/

Two workers died from inhaling toxic gas at a shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh on Saturday.

According to local reports, the incident happened at OWW shipbreaking yard in Chittagong when two workers fell sick after inhaling toxic gas and later died after being sent to hospital for treatment.

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