Cosco signs collective labor agreements with Greek workers

Cosco signs collective labor agreements with Greek workers
13 June 2019 https://greekcitytimes.com/2019/06/13/cosco-signs-collective-labor-agree...

Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company Cosco, owner of Piraeus Port Organization (OLP) signed a new three year collective labor agreement on Wednesday.

Arrests over Grande Europa cargo ship fire

Arrests over Grande Europa cargo ship fire
2019-06-15 https://www.majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2019/06/15/55755/arrests...

Officers from the Guardia Civil's criminal police in Palma went to Valencia on Friday and placed various individuals under arrest in connection with last month's fire on the Grande Europa cargo ship.

S. Korean cargo ship rescues all crew members of Norwegian tanker in Gulf of Oman

S. Korean cargo ship rescues all crew members of Norwegian tanker in Gulf of Oman
Jun 13, 2019 - http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190613000751

A cargo ship owned by South Korean shipping firm Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. rescued all 23 crew members of the Norwegian tanker Front Altair, which was on fire in the Gulf of Oman, the Korean company said Thursday.

Duterte to meet boat captain in Recto Bank incident

Duterte to meet boat captain in Recto Bank incident
Maricar Cinco - June 16, 2019

AN PEDRO CITY, Laguna, Philippines — Malacañang has invited Junel Insigne, the captain of the Filipino fishing boat Gem-Vir 1, to a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Seafarers on edge following latest Middle Eastern tanker attacks

Seafarers on edge following latest Middle Eastern tanker attacks
am Chambers June 14th, 2019 https://splash247.com/seafarers-on-edge-following-latest-middle-eastern-...

'Bulk Japan': Severely injured Filipino crew medevaced in Vietnam waters

Severely injured Filipino crew medevaced in Vietnam waters
NIKOLAY TORKIN June 13, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/06/13/severely-injured-filipino-crew-m...

Calls for Crew Wellbeing to be Enshrined in Law

Calls for Crew Wellbeing to be Enshrined in Law
Helen Kelly - 13th June 2019 |

As shocking statistics on seafarer suicides and depression are published, calls are growing for crew wellbeing to be linked with ship safety and included in international regulations. Meanwhile, shipowners are being urged to improve onboard internet access, as an increasing body of research underlines the importance of connectivity in combatting loneliness and isolation.

Rescue of persons in distress at sea duty of all seafarers

Rescue of persons in distress at sea duty of all seafarers
Priam Nepomuceno June 13, 2019 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1072245

MANILA -- Regardless of who is at fault in a collision incident at the high seas, vessels that sustained minimal or no damage are obliged to rescue mariners distressed or shipwrecked by the mishap.

4 more found guilty in sprawling Vinashin corruption scandal

Four more found guilty in sprawling Vinashin corruption scandal
Sam Chambers June 13th, 2019 https://splash247.com/four-more-found-guilty-in-sprawling-vinashin-corru...

A court in Hanoi yesterday sentenced Vinashin’s former chairman Nguyen Ngoc Su to 13 years in prison for “abuse of power or position to appropriate property” in the latest chapter in a sprawling corruption case that has rattled Vietnam’s top shipbuilding group.

PH wants China to sanction ship crew for sinking Filipino fishing boat

PH wants China to sanction ship crew for sinking Filipino fishing boat
Marje Pelayo | June 13th, 2019 https://www.untvweb.com/news/ph-wants-china-to-sanction-ship-crew-for-si...

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana has called for a diplomatic action in relation to the sea collision between a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat (F/B GIMVER 1) that left 22 Filipino fishermen adrift in the middle of the sea.

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