India launches world’s first facial biometric-based ID for seafarers

India launches world’s first facial biometric-based ID for seafarers
28 Aug 2019 https://www.livemint.com/technology/tech-news/india-launches-world-s-fir...

Locsin: ‘Hey, morons! I merely noted’ Chinese shipowner’s apology...'I DID NOT ACCEPT IT. I AM NOT A FISHERMAN'

Locsin: ‘Hey, morons! I merely noted’ Chinese shipowner’s apology
'I DID NOT ACCEPT IT. I AM NOT A FISHERMAN'
Christia Marie Ramos - August 29, 2019 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/179414/locsin-hey-morons-i-merely-note...

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he did not accept the apology of the owner of a Chinese vessel that sank a Filipino fishing boat last June, saying that he “merely noted” it.

China fishing group apologizes for PH boat sinking

China fishing group apologizes for PH boat sinking
Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Marlon Ramos August 29, 2019 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/179407/china-fishing-group-apologizes-...

MANILA, Philippines — China has admitted that its trawler was at fault in the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat at Recto Bank in the South China Sea in June, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Wednesday.

ITF blasts US plan to revoke seafarer visas

ITF blasts US plan to revoke seafarer visas
28 August 2019 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/americas/itf-blasts-us-plan-to-re...

Global union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has blasted the US government for saying it will deny seafarers a US visa if they have worked on a vessel carrying a Iranian oil.

Malaysian cargo ship topples at Odisha’s Chilika

Malaysian cargo ship topples at Odisha’s Chilika
August 27, 2019 https://odishasuntimes.com/malaysian-cargo-ship-topples-at-odishas-chilika/

Puri: Tug JIN HWA 32, a Malaysian cargo vessel that ran aground off Odisha’s Chilika lake on August 9, reportedly toppled today.

Search and rescue operations ongoing after Dapitan-bound passenger ferry catches fire

Search and rescue operations ongoing after Dapitan-bound passenger ferry catches fire
CNN Philippines Staff Aug 28, 2019 https://www.cnnphilippines.com/regional/2019/8/28/Passenger-ferry-fire-D...

Cruise Ship Fire Kills One, 320 Forced To Evacuate In Russia

Cruise Ship Fire Kills One, 320 Forced To Evacuate In Russia
Kalyan Kumar 08/27/19

A Russian cruise ship caught fire in St. Petersburg and killed one person with more than 300 people evacuated.

According to cruise news, the fire broke out onboard the Pyotr Tchaikovsky river-cruise ship on August 22 at St. Petersburg.

The fire was detected at around 05:30 a.m. local time and extinguished in less than one hour, Russian media Fontanka reported.

The Pyotr Tchaikovsky was operated by Russian company Doninturflot.

Denmark eases seafarer health certification regs

Denmark eases seafarer health certification regs
Nick Blenkey August 26, 2019 https://www.marinelog.com/uncategorized/denmark-eases-seafarer-health-ce...

Denmark is changing its requirements for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen will be changed. From September 1, it will no longer be a requirement to hold a Danish Health Certificate when employed on Danish ships.

Philippines to host high-level regional maritime meet

PH to host high-level regional maritime meet
PNA August 26, 2019 http://www.canadianinquirer.net/2019/08/26/ph-to-host-high-level-regiona...

IMO Asean members set presentation of antipollution action plan in confab

IMO Asean members set presentation of antipollution action plan in confab
Lorenz S. Marasigan - August 27, 2019 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/08/27/imo-asean-members-set-presentat...

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