Nigerian piracy levels deemed ‘unacceptable’, international solutions sought; Industry Wants Action on Piracy, Now

Nigerian piracy levels deemed ‘unacceptable’, international solutions sought
Sam Chambers June 10th, 2019 https://splash247.com/nigerian-piracy-levels-deemed-unacceptable-interna...

Some of shipping’s top stakeholders met on Friday at the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to demand action to counter the dire piracy situation off the Gulf of Guinea, which is causing severe distress for seafarers who have to transit the region.

Filipino seamen, despite powering global trade, face growing threats to their livelihoods

Filipino seamen, despite powering global trade, face growing threats to their livelihoods
10/06/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/filipino-seamen-despite-powering-gl...

They come for the companionship, the joshing and joking. Then there’s the kerbside games of chance and anticipation of winning big. They also come for the cheap food and the trinkets on sale, but most of all they are here seeking work.

Shipping must fully embrace digitalisation to prosper, says Synergy Group CEO

Shipping must fully embrace digitalisation to prosper, says Synergy Group CEO
11/06/2019

The shipping industry must cast off its conservatism and commit to harnessing the operational, financial and environmental benefits new technologies can yield, according to Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder of Singapore-based Synergy Group, one of the world’s leading shipmanagers.

Compensability of seafarer’s psychosis, severe depression or schizophrenia

Compensability of seafarer’s psychosis, severe depression or schizophrenia
Dennis Gorecho - June 8, 2019 https://www.panaynews.net/compensability-of-seafarers-psychosis-severe-d...

Crew Sent Home After Thirteen Months Marooned Off Tunisia

Crew Sent Home After Thirteen Months Marooned Off Tunisia
2019-06-08 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/crew-sent-home-after-thirteen...

After being left abandoned off the Tunisian coast without wages, food and fuel, 12 seafarers on board the Qaaswa have been sent home.

House urges PPA to discontinue weighing fee on RORO vehicles

House urges PPA to discontinue weighing fee on RORO vehicles
Ben Rosario June 8, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/06/08/house-urges-ppa-to-discontinue-weighin...

The House of Representatives is urging the Philippine Ports Authority to discontinue the imposition of weighing fee on big rolling cargoes using ports that cater to roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vessels.

Philippines working to keep status as top producer of seafarers – Tugade

Philippines working to keep status as top producer of seafarers – Tugade
Jose Rodel Clapano June 9, 2019 https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/06/09/1924881/philippines-workin...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will continue to improve the quality of maritime education in the country to maintain its status as the leading provider of seafarers in the world, according to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

Shipping Industry Hopes for a Trade War Truce Before “It’s Too Late”

Shipping Industry Hopes for a Trade War Truce Before “It’s Too Late”
08/06/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipping-industry-hopes-for-a-trade...

General cargo ship fire, Indonesia

General cargo ship fire, Indonesia
Erofey Schkvarkin June 8, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/06/08/general-cargo-ship-fire-indonesia/

Cargo of N. Korean Coal Adrift Near Vietnam

Cargo of N. Korean Coal Adrift Near Vietnam
Christy Lee June 08, 2019 https://www.voanews.com/a/cargo-on-n-korean-coal-adrift-near-vietnam-/49...

WASHINGTON -- A vessel loaded with $3 million worth of North Korean coal is now floating off Vietnam's coast, searching for a place to dock.

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