Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seize oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz; Oil tanker bottleneck builds at Saudi ports after attacks

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seize oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz
September 17, 2019 https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190917-irans-islamic-revolutionary-g...

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized on Monday an oil tanker with 11 people on board flying the UAE flag.

Ship captain seeks Marina’s action on outrigger complaint

Ship captain seeks Marina’s action on outrigger complaint
September 18, 2019

A ship captain and a maritime advocate said he has forewarned the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) many years ago about the stability of outriggers that could have avoided sea accident, but his recommendation has fallen on deaf ears.

Capt. Edwin M. Itable, saddened by the Guimaras sea tragedy, wrote to the Presidential Complaint Center (PCC) on August 15, to report that he has already called the attention of Marina as early as 2015.

Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel – report

Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel – report
Reuters September 16, 2019 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/world/708278/iran-seizes-vessel-in-...

DUBAI - Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday.

2GO opens cruise ships for immersive training course

2GO opens cruise ships for immersive training course
GENIVI FACTAO September 18, 2019 https://www.manilatimes.net/2019/09/18/business/maritime-business/2go-op...

2GO, the country’s leading shipping company, would introduce students to experiential learning to prepare them for actual life onboard a cruise ship.

VLCC rates leap in wake of Saudi attacks

VLCC rates leap in wake of Saudi attacks
Sam Chambers September 17th, 2019 https://splash247.com/vlcc-rates-leap-in-wake-of-saudi-attacks/

VLCC rates from the Arabian Gulf and West Africa to Asia leapt more than 10% yesterday and are continiuing to rise on Tuesday in the wake of Saturday’s attacks on Saudi oil installations that have knocked out nearly 6m barrels per day of oil from global supplies.

8 Coast Guard men found guilty of killing Taiwanese fisherman

8 Coast Guard men found guilty of killing Taiwanese fisherman
Mike Navallo, Sep 18 2019 https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/18/19/8-coast-guard-men-found-guilty-of...

MANILA -- A Manila court has convicted 8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel of homicide for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel in May 2013.

Seafarer as gender neutral term in maritime industry

Seafarer as gender neutral term in maritime industry
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO September 17,2019 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/258431/seafarer-as-gender-neutral-ter...

In the recent decades, the word “seafarer” has replaced the word “seaman” in the male-dominated maritime industry. The term “seaman” was widely used to describe anyone working at sea.

Worker killed in explosion at Maersk's partner yard in India

Worker killed in explosion at Maersk's partner yard in India
NIKLAS KRIGSLUND 11.09.19

A worker has died in an explosion at the Shree Ram shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, with which Maersk has a close partnership. The accident happened last week. Maersk tells ShippingWatch that there were no Maersk ships being scrapped when the accident happened.

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Haze prompts Singapore visibility warning

Haze prompts Singapore visibility warning
Sam Chambers September 16th, 2019 https://splash247.com/haze-prompts-singapore-visibility-warning/

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) yesterday issued a reduced visibility warning to ships, as farmers slash and burn vast chunks of forest in neighbouring Indonesia creating significant haze around Southeast Asia.

Container Shipping: Ship Sizes Keep Increasing Despite Stagnant Volume Growth

Container Shipping: Ship Sizes Keep Increasing Despite Stagnant Volume Growth
17/09/2019

Global growth in container volumes has picked up slightly in the second quarter of the year, with growth in the first seven months reaching 1.2%, compared to the just 0.8% in the first quarter.
Demand drivers and freight rates

Despite this rise, the growth figure remains substantially below what the industry has been used to, with growth in the first seven months of 2018 equal to 4.4%.

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