Migrant rescue ship Lifeline to dock in Malta after being stranded for five days in the Mediterranean

Migrant rescue ship Lifeline to dock in Malta after being stranded for five days in the Mediterranean
Livia Borghese, Saskya Vandoorne and Judith Vonberg June 26, 2018

Rome (CNN)A search-and-rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean since Friday with 233 migrants on board will finally dock in Malta, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.
Conte said he had reached an agreement to allow the Lifeline to dock after speaking on the phone with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Malta is a small island nation south of Sicily.

Indian cargo ship listed, abandoned off Colombo

Indian cargo ship listed, abandoned off Colombo
NIKOLAY TORKIN June 26, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/06/26/indian-cargo-ship-listed-abandone...

Cash remittance of Filipino seafarers may exceed $6B this year – ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto 'John' Bertiz

Cash remittance of Filipino seafarers may exceed $6B this year – lawmaker
Don Kevin Hapal June 25, 2018 https://www.rappler.com/nation/205754-filipino-seamen-cash-remittance-si...

Authorities meet to plan rescue of Philippines-registered ship 'Thorco Lineage' stuck on French Polynesian reef

Authorities meet to plan rescue of ship stuck on French Polynesian reef
26 June 2018 https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/360483/authorities-...

French and French Polynesian authorities have held an urgent meeting as plans are being drawn up to rescue a large cargo ship stuck on a reef of Raroia in the Tuamotus.

The Future of the Modern Seafarers’ Profession

The Future of the Modern Seafarers’ Profession
The European Community Shipowners' Association 2018-06-25 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/the-future-of-the-modern-s...

The shipping industry is back – and it has big implications for the global economy

The shipping industry is back – and it has big implications for the global economy
22/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-shipping-industry-is-back-and-i...

You may not realise it, but nearly everything from toys to power tools that you buy at Wal-Mart, Takashimaya (in Singapore), or Hudson’s Bay (in Canada) is shipped months before from ports in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea
26/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipping-industry-increasingly-worr...

The global trade association for ship operators – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by ships at sea.

Chinese vessel sinks off Vietnam’s northern coast

Chinese vessel sinks off Vietnam’s northern coast
Minh Cuong June 24, 2018 https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/chinese-vessel-sinks-off-vietnam-s-nor...

Crew rescued but oil spill and frozen meat cargo threaten marine environment off the coast of Quang Ninh province.

Editorial: Salute to seafarers

Editorial: Salute to seafarers
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1749595/Davao/Opinion/Editorial-Salute...

TODAY, June 25, is the Day of the Seafarer, a recognized observance by the United Nations, in recognition of the growing number of seafarers with the globalization of the economy.

Hyundai Heavy runs out of offshore work

Hyundai Heavy runs out of offshore work
Jason Jiang June 22nd, 2018 https://splash247.com/hyundai-heavy-suspend-offshore-facility/

South Korean shipbuilding major Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced that it will suspend work at its offshore facility in August due to a lack of new orders.

“We cannot afford to run the offshore facility until we secure new orders,” HHI said in a statement today.

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