177 kgs of cocaine found on cargo ship in Aichi port

177 kgs of cocaine found on cargo ship in Aichi port
Sep. 28 2019 https://japantoday.com/category/crime/177-kgs-of-cocaine-found-on-cargo-...

Police and Nagoya Customs officials said Friday that around 177 kilograms of cocaine were found on a cargo ship docked at Mikawa Bay in Aichi Prefecture's Toyohashi City on Aug 19.

Stowaways ‘threw poo and urine to hijack cargo ship and divert it to UK’

Stowaways ‘threw poo and urine to hijack cargo ship and divert it to UK’
Sam Corbishley 26 Sep 2019 https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/26/stowaways-threw-poo-urine-hijack-cargo-sh...

Four stowaways tried to hijack a container ship and threatened to kill members of the crew in a desperate bid to reach the UK from Africa, the Old Bailey has heard.

Released tanker with 1 Filipino, 15 other crew reaches Dubai coast

Released tanker with 1 Filipino, 15 other crew reaches Dubai coast
September 28, 2019 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/180354/released-tanker-with-1-filipino...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, set sail Friday and arrived off the coast of Dubai, according to authorities and a tracking website.

Kenya: Gov’t to train 10,000 seafarers within five years, says Maritime PS Karigithu

Gov’t to train 10,000 seafarers within five years, says Maritime PS Karigithu
27 Sept 2019 https://www.kbc.co.ke/10000-seafarers-five-years-maritime-karigithu/

The government targets to train at least 10,000 seafarers in the next five years with a target of having more women join the male dominated profession.

DFA: 12 Pinoy seamen detained in Iran over alleged oil smuggling

DFA: 12 Pinoy sailors detained in Iran over alleged oil smuggling
MICHAELA DEL CALLAR September 27, 2019 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/news/709625/dfa-12-pinoy-sai...

Twelve Filipino sailors were detained in Iran for alleged involvement in fuel trafficking, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

The sailors of Al Buraq 1, an offshore supply ship, were seized by Iran officials on September 7.

Chinese ships ‘deliberately seen’ in Ayungin, Panatag ‘to assert power’

Chinese ships ‘deliberately seen’ in Ayungin, Panatag ‘to assert power’
Frances G. Mangosing -September 28, 2019 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/180375/chinese-ships-deliberately-seen...

MANILA, Philippines — China Coast Guard (CCG) ships are purposely switching on its tracking signals for long periods of time in some areas claimed by the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea as part of its efforts to project power.

Huge tanker blast sparks fire injuring 12 in South Korea

Huge tanker blast sparks fire injuring 12 in South Korea
Agence France-Presse / September 28, 2019 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1170819/huge-tanker-blast-sparks-fire-inju...

SEOUL, South Korea — A huge blast on an oil tanker in a South Korean port sparked a raging fire that spread to a nearby vessel on Saturday, leaving 12 sailors injured authorities said.

Tagle to hold mass for seafarers Sunday, September 29, at the Paco Arena in Manila for NSD

Tagle to hold mass for seafarers
Christina Hermoso September 27, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/09/27/tagle-to-hold-mass-for-seafarers/

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will preside over a holy mass at 9 a.m. Sunday, September 29, at the Paco Arena in Manila to mark the 24th National Seafarers Day in recognition of the work done and sacrifices of Filipino seafarers.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno mulls creation of maritime school in Unibersidad de Manila

Isko mulls creation of maritime school in UDM
Joseph Almer Pedrajas September 9, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/09/09/isko-mulls-creation-of-maritime-school...

Delegates from the Panama Maritime Authority pay a courtesy call to Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (MANILA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE / MANILA BULLETIN)

Porter dies after getting pinned by a vessel’s ramp in Sta. Fe port on Bantayan Island

Porter dies after getting pinned by a vessel’s ramp in Sta. Fe port on Bantayan Island
Alven Marie A. Timtim September 20,2019 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/259305/porter-dies-after-getting-pinn...

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