Huge container ship transporting bananas hits whale on the way to Portsmouth

Huge container ship transporting bananas hits whale on the way to Portsmouth
Tom Cotterill 31 Dec 2019 https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/huge-container-ship-transportin...

AN ENORMOUS cargo container transporting tonnes of bananas has struck a whale on its way into Portsmouth sparking an emergency operation.

Pilot dies after falling from an accommodation ladder

Pilot dies after falling from an accommodation ladder
31/12/19 https://safety4sea.com/pilot-dies-after-falling-from-an-accommodation-la...

According to reports, a veteran Sandy Hook ship pilot lost his life when he fell during a boarding of an inbound containership at the Port of New York and New Jersey, on Monday, December 30.

Stress and the work-related illnesses of seafarers

Stress and the work-related illnesses of seafarers
ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO | December 31,2019 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/278234/stress-and-the-work-related-il...

A seafarer who suffered an illness on board the vessel must be compensated due to work-related stress.

The Supreme Court has recognized that any kind of work or labor produces stress and strain.

Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysian crew members

Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysian crew members
AFP - December 31, 2019 https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/552149/iran-seizes-ship-arres...

Iranian authorities have seized a ship suspected of fuel-smuggling and arrested 16 Malaysian crew members. - AFP/File pic. (Image shown is for illustration purposes only).

Ominous IMO 2020 signs for ocean shipping spot rates

Ominous IMO 2020 signs for ocean shipping spot rates
31/12/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ominous-imo-2020-signs-for-ocean-sh...

Malaysian authorities detain two ships for alleged illegal oil transfer

Malaysian authorities detain two ships for alleged illegal oil transfer
Jason Jiang December 30th, 2019 https://splash247.com/malaysian-authority-detains-two-ships-for-alleged-...

The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has announced the detention of two vessels for illegal oil transfer operations around the Labuan port area.

Iran arrests bunkering tanker in Persian Gulf

Iran arrests bunkering tanker in Persian Gulf
Jason Jiang December 31st, 2019 https://splash247.com/iran-arrests-bunkering-tanker-in-persian-gulf/

Iran has detained a tanker allegedly carrying smuggled fuel near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz.

According to reports by Iranian state-run Islamic Republic News Agency, the tanker carrying 1.3m liters of smuggled fuel was intercepted near Abu Musa island. Sixteen Malaysian crew members onboard the unidentified vessel were detained.

Ferry holed contacting pier, Japan

Ferry holed contacting pier, Japan
NIKOLAY TORKIN December 30, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/12/30/ferry-holed-contacting-pier-japan/

Studes, seaman held for bar fight

Studes, seaman held for bar fight
Steve A. Gosuico 2 Dec 2019 https://journal.com.ph/news/provincial/studes-seaman-held-bar-fight

GAPAN CITY – Two Grade eleven students and a seaman were nabbed after engaging in a drunken brawl with a businessman and two others, one of whom was stabbed by one of the suspects inside a resto-bar here early Sunday morning.

Pinoy seaman hurt in blast from garbage he burned in backyard

Seaman hurt in blast from garbage he burned in backyard
December 27, 2019 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1206602/seaman-hurt-in-blast-from-garbage-...

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur – A seaman who was on vacation here was wounded in an explosion while he was burning garbage at the back of a gated compound.

Maj. Edwin Duco, spokesperson of the Zamboanga City police, identified the lone victim as Ley Banogua Sanchez, 40, and resident of Barangay Sta. Maria.

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