'Nothing short of miraculous': A Norwegian cruise ship crew member falls overboard -- and is rescued 22 hours later by another cruise ship

A cruise ship crew member falls overboard -- and is rescued 22 hours later by another cruise ship
Doug Criss July 2, 2018 https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/02/americas/cruise-ship-rescue-trnd/inde...

Do you believe in miracles? A crew member for Norwegian Cruise Line probably does after he fell overboard near Cuba, then was rescued almost a full day later by another cruise ship.

Iranian Military Reports Mystery US Ship With Chemicals Onboard in Persian Gulf

Iranian Military Reports Mystery US Ship With Chemicals Onboard in Persian Gulf
01.07.2018 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201807011065947480-us-chemical-ship-i...

A senior Iranian military spokesman accused Washington of hatching a "dangerous plot" in Iraq and Syria.

Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Bolfazl Shekarchi reported Sunday that a US cargo vessel with chemicals onboard escorted by a warship had entered the Persian Gulf.

General cargo ship fire, Black sea port

General cargo ship fire, Black sea port
Mikhail Voytenko July 2, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/02/general-cargo-ship-fire-black-sea...

Fire erupted on board of general cargo ship in Black sea port at around midday Jul 2. Some 100 sq meters inside superstructure were engulfed by fire. An hour later fire was reported to be under control, some 20 firefighters and engines were deployed. No injures reported, fire was caused by wielding works.

Maritime industry navigating digital transformation to reshape supply chains

Maritime industry navigating digital transformation to reshape supply chains
James Henderson Jul 02, 2018 https://www.supplychaindigital.com/scm/maritime-industry-navigating-digi...

Maritime suppliers across the value chain will increasingly adopt solutions to address security, overcapacity and accurate cost models, according to new research from ABI Research.

Analysis: Ready for the spotlight: emerging ports in Africa

Analysis: Ready for the spotlight: emerging ports in Africa
Patrick Kingsland 2 July 2018

The potential of Africa’s shipping sector is vast, but the continent runs the risk of sacrificing growth by not investing in sufficient port terminal infrastructure. Which African ports are most likely to emerge as potential hubs? And what needs to be done to capitalise on their potential?

more...https://www.ship-technology.com/features/emerging-ports-africa/

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss

Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO June 25,2018 http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/181440/noise-seafarers-hearing-loss

Noise is a major health hazard to seafarers.

It causes hearing loss over years of being exposed to various sources like large diesel engines, turbines, cargo cranes, and other equipment.

Hearing loss caused by noise exposure is called sensorineural, a type of hearing loss related to problems in the inner ear.

IMO on board

IMO on board
02/07/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-on-board/

Lifeboat inspection, fire drills, emergency generator training, keeping watch, new friendships, ports, building professional networks, and working far away from home and family.

These, and many more, are all part of life at sea, and IMO’s own Sascha Pristrom is experiencing these during a voyage on the Monaco Maersk ultra large container ship.

UK: Maritime industry takes steps to address ‘critical shortage’ of women in the sector

Maritime industry takes steps to address ‘critical shortage’ of women in the sector
Jul 1, 2018 https://lbndaily.co.uk/maritime-industry-takes-steps-address-critical-sh...

In the Liverpool city region the sector is worth almost £4bn a year, encompasses more than 30 sub-sectors and employs 28,000 people – but nowhere near enough of them are women. Tony McDonough reports

Hapag-Lloyd Profit Warning Drags Down Shipping Sector Stocks

Hapag-Lloyd Profit Warning Drags Down Shipping Sector Stocks
02/07/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/hapag-lloyd-profit-warning-drags-do...

Shares of German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG plunged as much as 22 percent after the company cut its profit forecast for the year, as overcapacity in the industry combined with rising fuel costs to put a squeeze on profit.

Building up Nigeria’s shipping sector

Building up Nigeria’s shipping sector

Since the crash in oil prices in 2014, the Nigerian Government has been pushing to diversify its economy. The prolonged slump, combined with conflict in the oil-producing Niger Delta region, caused Africa’s largest economy to enter a major recession – something its administration is keen to avoid happening again.

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