Second worker in fatal Hanjin shipyard accident dies; DoLE orders work stoppage at Hanjin

Second worker in fatal Hanjin shipyard accident dies
Randy V. Datu May 21, 2018 https://www.rappler.com/nation/202975-second-worker-hanjin-shipyard-acci...

Both the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) issue suspension orders to Binictican I-Tech, Hanjin's subcontractor, following the accident

Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos: Seafaring is in our DNA

Seafaring is in our DNA
Fidel V. Ramos May 26, 2018 https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/05/26/seafaring-is-in-our-dna/

We were part of an admiring group that welcomed the return at the Manila Yacht Club last 22 May of the intrepid fleet of three balangays of ancient design on their homeward leg from Xiamen, China, and Hong Kong.

DOLE urges Pinoy seafarers, families to submit business proposals

DOLE urges Pinoy seafarers, families to submit business proposals
Analou De Vera May 26, 2018 https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/05/26/dole-urges-pinoy-seafarers-families-to...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is encouraging Filipino seafarers together with their families to submit their business proposal and offered cash prizes to the winners.

Op-Ed: Faulty Ruling in Western Sahara Bulker Arrest

Op-Ed: Faulty Ruling in Western Sahara Bulker Arrest
Hassania Cherkaoui 2018-05-25 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/op-ed-faulty-ruling-in-wes...

In April 2017, a cargo of phosphates was loaded on the bulker Cherry Blossom at El Aaiun, Western Sahara. The cargo was part of a regular series of phosphate shipments sold freight-on-board by Moroccan firm OCP SA to New Zealand-based Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd.

Are VLCCs anywhere near bottoming out?

Are VLCCs anywhere near bottoming out?
Jason Jiang May 25th, 2018 https://splash247.com/vlccs-anywhere-near-bottoming/

Chief correspondent Jason Jiang warns there’s more pain in store for tanker owners.

The crude tanker market is suffering some of its worst ever times with earnings across all size groups at very depressed levels this year, and reduced demand and existing overcapacity issues still very evident.

India: Cabotage tweak flags ‘foreign flight’ by container ship operator

India: Cabotage tweak flags ‘foreign flight’ by container ship operator
28/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/india-cabotage-tweak-flags-foreign-...

First woman 1st Engineer in Greece's historically male-dominated shipping industry

Feature: First woman 1st Engineer in Greece's historically male-dominated shipping industry
Natasha Pavlopoulou/Xinhua| 2018-05-26

Dutch cargo ship on tow after week’s drift in the Atlantic

Dutch cargo ship on tow after week’s drift in the Atlantic
Mikhail Voytenko May 26, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/05/26/dutch-cargo-ship-on-tow-after-we...

Crews tackle fire on board cargo ship in Southampton

Crews tackle fire on board cargo ship in Southampton
26 May 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-44260922


A scrap metal fire on-board a 28,000-tonne cargo ship continued burning for more than 24 hours.

Hellas: Shipping Industry’s Loan Exposure Falls by 5.62% to $54 billion Says Petrofin Bank Research

Hellas: Shipping Industry’s Loan Exposure Falls by 5.62% to $54 billion Says Petrofin Bank Research
26/05/2018

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