Abandoned seafarers handed unpaid wages after three-year ordeal

Abandoned seafarers handed unpaid wages after three-year ordeal
Anastassios Adamopoulos 13 Sep 2019

A three-year ordeal is nearing the end for four seafarers abandoned off the UAE without income. Mission to Seafarers regional director Andy Bowerman explains the situation

Four seafarers who worked on the abandoned Elite Way Marine Services-owned barge, which ended up languishing off the coast of the UAE, expect to receive 75% of a two-and-a-half year bill...

Viewpoint: The geopolitical seafarer: US State Department’s potential blacklist for anybody who may have served on board a ship carrying Libyan oil is a worry for seafarers

Viewpoint: The geopolitical seafarer: US State Department’s potential blacklist for anybody who may have served on board a ship carrying Libyan oil is a worry for seafarers
Michael Grey 12 Sep 2019

The US is being far too draconian in the way it imposes sanctions on Iran. Seafarers of any rank are unlikely to know or even be able to track down the precise details of for whom they are working. For the US to put marine workers’ names on a blacklist — even in the absence of fault or criminal intent — is misguided and unjust...

Infrastructure ‘biggest challenge’ for Cambodia’s shipping industry

Infrastructure ‘biggest challenge’ for Cambodia’s shipping industry
Jose Rodriguez T. Senase September 13, 2019 https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642679/infrastructure-biggest-challenge-f...

Cambodia needs to focus on infrastructure development if it wants its shipping and logistics industry to move forward.

Mitsui OSK Lines shows off its AI vessel recognition system

MOL shows off its AI vessel recognition system
Sam Chambers SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2019 https://splash247.com/mol-shows-off-its-ai-vessel-recognition-system/

Japan’s largest shipping line, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL, today revealed how its brand new vessel image recognition and recording system is developing as the company moves ahead with its smart ship project.

Meth busts spark random drugs tests at NZ port

Meth busts spark random drugs tests at NZ port
Sam Chambers SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2019 https://splash247.com/meth-busts-spark-random-drugs-tests-at-nz-port/

Random drug tests are being carried out at Port Chalmers, New Zealand’s most southerly major port, after five people handling heavy machinery tested positive for methamphetamine use over the past three months. The five people have been dismissed.

More Needs to be Done to Address Maritime Skills Gap

More Needs to be Done to Address Maritime Skills Gap
13/09/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/more-needs-to-be-done-to-address-ma...

Global research recently conducted by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the experts in life-long learning for maritime professionals, has revealed that over 67% of people surveyed believe that there is a skills gap within the sector with over 20% specifically indicating a gap within technology and IT.

2 Pinoy victims: Double homicide on Italian tanker under investigation

Double homicide on Italian tanker under investigation
Sam Chambers SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2019 https://splash247.com/double-homicide-on-italian-tanker-under-investigat...

Police are investigating a double homicide onboard the tanker RGB Gino Ferretti in the Caribbean. The Italian flagged ship moored at the Dutch controlled Orange Bay Harbour on Thursday morning with police boarding the vessel to arrest the suspect. The incident happened two days prior in international waters

Shipboard safety: A seafarer’s lesson for a lifetime

Shipboard safety: A seafarer’s lesson for a lifetime
YASHIKA F. TORIB SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Family of missing Boholano seafarer aboard Greek carrier seeks gov’t help

Family of missing Boholano seafarer aboard Greek carrier seeks gov’t help
Leo Udtohan - / September 10, 2019 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1162980/family-of-missing-boholano-seafare...

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol –– The family of a Boholano sailor has sought the help of government agencies after he reportedly went missing while onboard a ship from Brazil to Singapore.

Flowers as tribute to deceased Filipino seafarers

Flowers as tribute to deceased Filipino seafarers
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO|September 10,2019 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/257034/flowers-as-tribute-to-deceased...

Wreathe thrown into the sea is a tradition that carry to all the deceased seafarers the message of love and gratitude as the flowers embody life and resurrection.

The wreath’s circular shape represents eternity for it has no beginning and no end.

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