Container shipping companies cleared in U.S. investigation

Container shipping companies cleared in U.S. investigation
Jonathan Saul February 26, 2019 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-shipping-investigation-us/container-s...

LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s two biggest container shipping companies on Tuesday said they have been cleared in an investigation of the sector by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).

Maritime automation will not spare seafarers

Maritime automation will not spare seafarers
Kris Kosmala February 25th, 2019 https://splash247.com/maritime-automation-will-not-spare-seafarers/

Call for IMO to ban single-use plastic bottles at sea

Call for IMO to ban single-use plastic bottles at sea
Sam Chambers February 25th, 2019 https://splash247.com/call-for-imo-to-ban-single-use-plastic-bottles-at-...

A call has been made for the International Maritime Organization to regulate against the use of single-use plastic bottles onboard.

Shipping’s Recovery Boosts Danish Ship Finance

Shipping’s Recovery Boosts Danish Ship Finance
26/02/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shippings-recovery-boosts-danish-sh...

NIMASA seeks greater involvement of women in shipping sector

NIMASA seeks greater involvement of women in shipping sector
Anna Okon February 26, 2019 https://punchng.com/nimasa-seeks-greater-involvement-of-women-in-shippin...

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has sought greater involvement of women in the shipping industry, saying that it will support initiatives aimed at getting more African women involved in the industry.

Storms cause ship groundings and collisions in Europe

Salvage roundup: storms cause ship groundings and collisions in Europe
Martyn Wingrove 25 Feb 2019 https://www.tugtechnologyandbusiness.com/news/view,salvage-roundup-storm...

Storms in the Mediterranean led to ship groundings and ferry collisions, while a fire in Indonesia destroyed 35 vessels.

Panamax bulker Dong Fang Sheng collides with fishing vessel off Zhejiang, five missing

Panamax bulker collides with fishing vessel off Zhejiang, five missing
Jason Jiang February 25th, 2019 https://splash247.com/panamax-bulker-collides-with-fishing-vessel-off-zh...

Panamax bulker Dong Fang Sheng collided with a fishing vessel near Xiangshan, Zhejiang on Saturday.

The incident happened when the vessel was on its way from Tangshan to Ningbo and led to the sinking of the finishing vessel. All seven crew from the fishing vessel fell into the water.

2 dead, 6 missing after high-seas brawl on Taiwan fishing boat

2 dead, 6 missing after high-seas brawl on Taiwan fishing boat
Agence France-Presse Feb 21 2019 https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/02/21/19/2-dead-6-missing-after-high-s...

TAIPEI - Two crew members have been confirmed dead and 6 are missing after a deadly brawl broke out on board a Taiwanese fishing vessel in a remote area of the Indian Ocean.

Shipping's newest frontier: social media

Shipping's newest frontier: social media
Brady Slater 24 Feb 2019

An apprentice pilot on the Great Lakes, Jason Church hops on numerous international cargo vessels in a given year as he transits the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway out to the Atlantic Ocean as a career.

For the past several years, using the digital sobriquet "Captain Jason Church," he's been delivering insight, imagery and videos of the lakes on social media. His Twitter and Instagram timelines offer a vantage point of shipping life once mostly foreign to the public.

OWWA gets notice of violation for possibly polluting Manila Bay

OWWA gets notice of violation for possibly polluting Manila Bay
February 24, 2019 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/metro/685984/owwa-gets-notice-of-vi...

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) headquarters in Pasay City is among 12 establishments recently issued with notice of violation for "polluting" Manila Bay, amid intensified efforts at rehabilitating the historic and busy bay.

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