Telemedicine should be mandatory on ships

Telemedicine should be mandatory on ships
Martyn Wingrove 21 Nov 2018 https://www.marinemec.com/news/view,telemedicine-should-be-mandatory-on-...

Investing in telemedicine reduces the cost of medical emergencies and improves crew welfare, says Martyn Wingrove

Telemedicine is not mandatory as part of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) for seafarers’ rights. But it should be.

IMO approves high-manganese steel guidelines for LNG tanks

IMO approves high-manganese steel guidelines for LNG tanks
Jamey Bergman 11 Dec 2018 https://www.lngworldshipping.com/news/view,imo-approves-highmanganese-st...

In its 100th session last week, International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) approved interim guidelines on the application of high manganese austenitic steel for use in cryogenic LNG storage and fuel tanks.

Fatal ship accidents present salvage opportunities for tugs

Fatal ship accidents present salvage opportunities for tugs
Martyn Wingrove 11 Dec 2018 https://www.tugtechnologyandbusiness.com/news/view,fatal-ship-accidents-...

Ships collided and grounded and vessels sank in east Asia and the Mediterranean causing death, injury and salvage opportunities.

A crude oil tanker and an Indonesian coaster collided in the Singapore Straits injuring seafarers.

Crewman killed as cargoship breaks in two off China

Crewman killed as cargoship breaks in two

Nine other seafarers rescued after vessel sinks off China.
A crewman has died after his general cargoship broke in two off China.

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Ex-Marina employee arrested for P200,000 extortion

Ex-Marina employee arrested for P200,000 extortion
Rey Galupo - December 11, 2018 https://www.philstar.com/nation/2018/12/11/1875919/ex-marina-employee-ar...

MANILA, Philippines — A former Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) employee was apprehended for allegedly extorting P20,000 from a seafarer during an entrapment operation in Manila on Friday.

Interim disability grading in seafarer’s claims

Interim disability grading in seafarer’s claims
By ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO |December 10,2018 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/207350/interim-disability-grading-in-...

The declaration for interim disability grade is merely an initial determination of a seafarer’s condition for the time being and cannot be considered as a definite prognosis.

Crew Member on Cruise Ship Reportedly Commits Suicide

Crew Member on Cruise Ship Reportedly Commits Suicide
Donald Wood December 10, 2018 https://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/crew-member-on-cruise-ship-repor...

A crew member onboard a Celebrity Cruises ship reportedly killed himself last week, just one day before the voyage was scheduled to arrive in Singapore and his contract was set to expire.

Global Cargo Shipping Market 2018-2027: Analysis on the Basis of Growth, New Trends and Current Industry Demand

Global Cargo Shipping Market 2018-2027: Analysis on the Basis of Growth, New Trends and Current Industry Demand
Loren Collins December 10, 2018

Why Nigeria’s $7bn shipping potential remains untapped

Why Nigeria’s $7bn shipping potential remains untapped
11/12/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/why-nigerias-7bn-shipping-potential...

The maritime industry in Nigeria is very green and vast. With its long coastline, unique location, large oil and gas deposit, large and growing population, among others, Nigeria is well-positioned to transform its ports into attractive destinations for both regional and globaltrade.

The big picture behind Maersk’s 2050 decarbonisation pledge

The big picture behind Maersk’s 2050 decarbonisation pledge
December 11th, 2018 https://splash247.com/the-big-picture-behind-maersks-2050-decarbonisatio...

Dr Tristan Smith from UCL Energy Institute gives readers insight into the Danish carrier’s big announcement earlier this month.

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