Japan to continue training PH maritime instructors; MARINA renews Japan training program for sea instructors

Japan to continue training PH maritime instructors
Aerol John Pateña February 21, 2019 http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1062544

MANILA -- Japan will continue giving training courses to maritime instructors, in line with its commitment to support the improvement of maritime education and training in the Philippines.

Protests grow against Korea’s mega yard merger

Protests grow against Korea’s mega yard merger
Jason Jiang February 22nd, 2019 https://splash247.com/protests-grow-against-koreas-mega-yard-merger/

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) plan to take over Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is hitting a bump with strong opposition from both shipyards’ worker’s unions.

A seafarer as a Mama’s boy and psychological incapacity

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: A seafarer as a Mama’s boy and psychological incapacity
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO |February 20,2019 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/218077/pinoy-marino-rights-a-seafarer...

A marriage may have failed because a seafarer acted as a mama’s boy, but it cannot be declared void ab initio on the ground of psychological incapacity.

Sailors’ Society Responds To Shocking Image Of Seafarer’s Suicide

Sailors’ Society Responds To Shocking Image Of Seafarer’s Suicide
February 20, 2019 https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/sailors-society-responds-to-...

Sandra Welch, the deputy CEO of Sailors’ Society, a charity which supports seafarers, said, “This tragic image is a wake-up call to the maritime industry.

Bangladeshi cargo ship capsizes in sea near West Bengal's 24 Parganas district

Bangladeshi cargo ship capsizes in sea near West Bengal's 24 Parganas district
Feb 22, 2019

Bangladeshi cargo ship capsizes in sea near West Bengal's 24 Parganas district. Watch this video to know more.

see...https://zeenews.india.com/video/india/bangladeshi-cargo-ship-capsizes-in...

Maersk Shares Sink As Trade War Looms

Maersk Shares Sink As Trade War Looms
Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) February 21, 2019 https://gcaptain.com/maersk-shares-sink-as-trade-war-looms/?utm_campaign...

The world’s largest container shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk, warned trade headwinds would slow growth this year, sending its shares down 10 percent on Thursday.

Seafarers and hernia

Seafarers and hernia
Dennis Gorecho - February 21, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/seafarers-and-hernia/

HERNIA is one of the more common seafarer’s illnesses as lifting heavy weight is a normal part of daily routine on board the vessel.

A five-year study by Dr. Nicomedes Cruz, a Manila-based surgeon, of the causes of medical repatriation among Filipino seafarers revealed that inguinal hernia ranked fifth as the most common illness out of the 5,315 seafarers studied.

Injuries incurred as crew transfer vessel collides with cargo vessel

Injuries incurred as crew transfer vessel collides with cargo vessel
David Foxwell 19 Feb 2019 https://www.owjonline.com/news/view,injuries-incurred-as-crew-transfer-v...

Wind turbine technicians on a crew transfer vessel operating on the Wikinger offshore windfarm in Germany are understood to have been injured following a collision with another vessel.

General cargo vessel collides with offshore service vessel off Germany

General cargo vessel collides with offshore service vessel off Germany
Jason Jiang February 20th, 2019 https://splash247.com/general-cargo-vessel-collides-with-offshore-servic...

General cargo vessel Raba collided with crew transfer vessel World Bora in the Baltic Sea near Germany yesterday, resulting in injuries to the 15 people onboard the World Bora.

Hedge Funds Hunt for Shipping Debt in New Market Push

Hedge Funds Hunt for Shipping Debt in New Market Push
Reuters February 20, 2019 https://gcaptain.com/hedge-funds-hunt-for-shipping-debt-in-new-market-pu...

By Jonathan Saul and Maiya Keidan LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A growing number of hedge funds are moving into shipping debt, an asset class few have invested in before, looking to buy up loans and bonds as banks cut their exposure to the troubled sector.

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