Maritime arbitration sees gradual shift to Asia

Maritime arbitration sees gradual shift to Asia
Jason Jiang February 28th, 2019 https://splash247.com/maritime-arbitration-sees-gradual-shift-to-asia/

London might be losing its status as the major maritime arbitration centre in the future as Asian cities, include Singapore and Hong Kong, are catching up speakers told delegates at the BIMCO event in Shanghai today.

Beneficiaries of seafarer’s death compensation

Beneficiaries of seafarer’s death compensation
Dennis Gorecho 28 Feb 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/beneficiaries-of-seafarers-death-compensation/

THE LEGAL battle for death compensation of a deceased seafarer, in some instances, becomes a “telenovela” case due to confusion as to the rightful recipients of the death benefits.

Time for seafarers to choose their welfare heroes

Time for seafarers to choose their welfare heroes
01/03/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/time-for-seafarers-to-choose-their-...

Nominations are now open for the International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2019, which recognise the best examples of seafarers’ welfare provision across the globe.

Major owners: IMO turned shipping into a ‘casino’ and scrubbers now face their own ‘Spanish Inquisition’

Major owners: IMO turned shipping into a ‘casino’ and scrubbers now face their own ‘Spanish Inquisition’

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has bungled the introduction of low-sulfur fuels in a big way and carries much of the blame for shipping markets’ downturn, shipowner Andreas Hadjiyiannis says. “The IMO has (more..... https://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/1716027/major-owners-imo-turne...)

Russian cargo ship with 'drunk' captain on board crashes into motorway bridge, tearing huge hole

Russian cargo ship with 'drunk' captain on board crashes into motorway bridge, tearing huge hole
Chiara Giordano 1 March 2019 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/russia-ship-crash-cargo-dr...

Captain was over legal alcohol limit but it is not clear if he was steering vessel, says coastguard

A Russian cargo ship with a “drunk” captain on board smashed into a motorway bridge in South Korea as cars drove along it.

Container shipping companies cleared in US investigation

Container shipping companies cleared in US investigation
February 28, 2019 https://business.mb.com.ph/2019/02/28/container-shipping-companies-clear...

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s two biggest container shipping companies on Tuesday said they have been cleared in an investigation of the sector by the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

Are merchant seafarer training standards fit for purpose?

Are merchant seafarer training standards fit for purpose?

The IMO STCW Convention and Code governs training standards for around two million merchant seafarers. Julian Turner asks the IMO and the International Chamber of Shipping whether it is time for a review, to ensure the regime keeps pace with industry trends

Image: Denys Yelmanov / Shutterstock.com

Ship Technology Global Issue 63: Bringing space tech to the seas

Ship Technology Global Issue 63: Bringing space tech to the seas
Eva Grey 27 February 2019 https://www.ship-technology.com/features/ship-technology-global-issue-63...

Our March issue is heavily focused on the amalgam of options currently under investigation to help decarbonise shipping.

Container shipping companies cleared in US investigation

Container shipping companies cleared in US investigation
https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9076733/container-shipping-companies-...

On Tuesday, the world’s two biggest container shipping companies have announced they were cleared in an investigation by the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

Cargo ship major fire, Chioggia, Italy

Cargo ship major fire, Chioggia, Italy
STEPAN KOTCHERGA February 27, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/02/27/cargo-ship-major-fire-chioggia-i...

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