Cargo ship distressed in Taiwan Strait; Maersk: New Cargo Guidelines After Containership Fire

Cargo ship distressed in Taiwan Strait
Mikhail Voytenko September 26, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/09/26/cargo-ship-distressed-in-taiwan-...

‘Philippines short of commitment to IMO’

‘PH short of commitment to IMO’
September 26, 2018 http://www.manilastandard.net/news/national/276503/-ph-short-of-commitme...

THE Philippines has ratified only 21 of the 59 different international conventions affecting the welfare of seamen and the shipping industry as a whole, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Nat’l marine policy eyed as major driver of economy

Nat’l marine policy eyed as major driver of economy
Jelly Musico September 26, 2018 http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1049252

MANILA – The National Coast Watch Council Secretary (NCWCS) has set a convergence conference where all maritime industry stakeholders can come up with updated National Marine Policy (NMP) that would make big impact on the country’s economic development.

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Maritime Industry

Why AI Will Transform the Maritime Industry
September 24, 2018

In the next few years, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will transform the maritime industry as major players gear up to exploit an increasingly intelligent maritime ecosystem.

Global maritime freight transportation revenue is estimated to reach US $205 billion by 2023, up from US $166 billion in 2017. In order to do this, the industry—logistics, ports, shipping etc.—will need to add AI to its armory of digital technologies.

Duterte signs EO designating MARINA as sole maritime authority

Duterte signs EO designating MARINA as sole maritime authority
Prince Golez Sep 25, 2018 http://politics.com.ph/duterte-signs-eo-designating-marina-as-sole-marit...

President Rodrigo Duterte signed on September 21 an executive order creating a single maritime administration to supervise the training and certification of Filpino seafarers.

Nigerian seafarers who were sent to Philippines for study are protesting over lack of sea-time training

PHOTOS: Seafarers protest lack of seatime training
Tola Adenubi September 24, 2018

Seafarers of the 2012 set that were sent to Philippines for study, are protesting over lack of sea-time training in front of the headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Monday morning
more photos here... https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/165712/

Nigeria vows to free seafarers from pirates

Nigeria vows to free seafarers from pirates
Agence France-Presse Sep 25 2018 https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/09/25/18/nigeria-vows-to-free-seafarer...

Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.

Seafarer happiness: The role for management and design

Seafarer happiness: The role for management and design
September 25th, 2018 https://splash247.com/seafarer-happiness-the-role-for-management-and-des...

Steven Jones, the founder of the Seafarers Happiness Index, identifies why crew are less cheery about life at sea and how companies need to install a designated person ashore to focus on seafarer wellbeing.

Seafarers observe National Maritime Week

Seafarers observe National Maritime Week
September 25, 2018 https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/09/25/seafarers-observe-national-maritim...

The domestic maritime industry led by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) held various celebrations in observance of the National Maritime Week this month.

Marina aims for ‘ambitious’ zero-incident goal by 2025

Marina aims for ‘ambitious’ zero-incident goal by 2025
Lorenz S. Marasigan - September 26, 2018 https://businessmirror.com.ph/marina-aims-for-ambitious-zero-incident-go...

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) aims to reduce the number of maritime incidents to zero by 2025, as it crafts a comprehensive safety action plan that will address issues pertaining to maritime safety in the Philippines.

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