Skills capacity not keeping up with demand in Australian seafaring: report

Skills capacity not keeping up with demand in Australian seafaring: report
Tom McIlroy Feb 18, 2019 https://www.afr.com/news/politics/skills-capacity-not-keeping-up-with-de...

The latest snapshot of skills and capacity in Australian seafaring has found more than 560 new workers will be required within four years, with expertise beyond standard qualifications falling short of demand by leading employers.

Hanjin Heavy comes to an agreement with lenders in Manila

Hanjin Heavy comes to an agreement with lenders in Manila
Sam Chambers 15 Feb 2019 https://splash247.com/hanjin-heavy-comes-to-an-agreement-with-lenders-in...

Troubled Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) from South Korea has reached an agreement on debt rescheduling for its Philippine affiliate, HHIC-Phil, Southeast Asia’s largest shipyard by area size.

Pinoy seaman Celso Banas killed in container ship boiler-room blast

Celso Banas killed in container ship boiler-room blast
4 February 2019 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-47120800

A sailor was killed when a boiler exploded on a cargo ship as it prepared to dock in the UK, an inquest heard.

Celso Banas, 35, from the Philippines, died in the blast aboard the Manhattan Bridge at Felixstowe, Suffolk, on 19 January 2017.

Indian Seafarers Employment Soared 35% in 2018

Indian Seafarers Employment Soared 35% in 2018
Shailaja A. Lakshmi February 15, 2019 https://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/indian-seafarers-employment-so...

Global Container Shipping Market Insights Report 2019 – NYK Line, Mitsui O.S.K Lines, CMA CGM, Mediterranean Shipping

Global Container Shipping Market Insights Report 2019 – NYK Line, Mitsui O.S.K Lines, CMA CGM, Mediterranean Shipping
February 18, 2019 http://industrynewsnetwork.com/2019/02/18/global-container-shipping-mark...

RO-RO on the agenda: Arroyo to conduct House oversight hearings n transportation in Cebu

Arroyo to conduct House oversight hearings in Cebu
Charissa Luci-Atienza February 17, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/02/17/arroyo-to-conduct-house-oversight-hear...

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is expected to fly to Cebu City on Monday, February 18, to conduct two House Oversight hearings on transportation and housing.

IMO chief Kitack Lim pledges to improve casualty reporting record

IMO chief pledges to improve casualty reporting record
15 Feb 2019 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1126280/IMO-chief-...

Finnish seafarers threaten to strike from March 1

Finnish seafarers threaten to strike from March 1
15/02/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/finnish-seafarers-threaten-to-strik...

The Finnish Seafarers’ Union threatened it would call its members out on strike from March 1, stopping all Finnish passenger and cargo vessels, including ice-breakers, if its pay demands are not met.

5 Filipino seafarers missing as ship catches fire in Atlantic Ocean

5 Filipino seafarers missing as ship catches fire in Atlantic Ocean
Janvic Mateo February 16, 2019 https://www.philstar.com/nation/2019/02/16/1894036/5-filipino-seafarers-...

MANILA, Philippines — Five Filipino seafarers went missing on Monday after a Taiwanese ship caught fire off the British territory of Falkland Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday.

Maritime exercise shows preparedness of agencies under Davao City Maritime Council

Maritime exercise shows preparedness of agencies under Davao City Maritime Council
Betheena Unite February 15, 201 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/02/15/maritime-exercise-shows-preparedness-o...

Several government agencies under the Davao City Maritime Council conducted a search and rescue exercise in Davao City to show the council’s ability in responding to maritime situations, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Friday.

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