Man found clinging to buoy after jumping from ship was seeking asylum in NYC, tugboat crew says

Man found clinging to buoy after jumping from ship was seeking asylum in NYC, tugboat crew says
Updated Jul 16, 2021; https://www.silive.com/crime-safety/2021/07/tugboat-crew-man-found-cling...

Full steam ahead: Why container ships are racing across the Pacific

Full steam ahead: Why container ships are racing across the Pacific
Greg Miller, July 16, 2021 https://www.freightwaves.com/news/full-steam-ahead-why-container-ships-a...

Higher speed should bolster carrier profits but it’s no panacea for cargo shippers

Unprepared ship, bad communication were factors in B.C. ship crash, says TSB

Unprepared ship, bad communication were factors in B.C. ship crash, says TSB
July 16, 2021 https://bc.ctvnews.ca/unprepared-ship-bad-communication-were-factors-in-...

RICHMOND, B.C. -- The Transportation Safety Board says poor communication and unprepared equipment played key roles in a crash involving two large ships in the middle of Vancouver's harbour.

Five factors shaping the future of shipping innovation

Five factors shaping the future of shipping innovation
Richard Meade 16 Jul 2021 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1137568/Five-facto...

Innovation in shipping requires collaboration, scale, data and entirely new set of business models

New Report Finds Connectivity Crucial to Seafarers’ Future Welfare Needs

New Report Finds Connectivity Crucial to Seafarers’ Future Welfare Needs
July 14, 2021 https://gcaptain.com/new-report-finds-connectivity-crucial-to-seafarers-...

Thetius report, sponsored by Inmarsat, finds digital crew welfare services will be central to shipping’s ability to deliver fairer conditions for global seafarers

Gov't urged to increase inbound flights, quarantine facilities for returning seafarers

Gov't urged to increase inbound flights, quarantine facilities for returning seafarers
July 16, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/07/16/business/govt-urged-to-increase-i...

NBI probe of PMMA midshipman’s death sought

NBI probe of midshipman’s death sought
Erwin M. Mascariñas - July 15, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1459792/nbi-probe-of-midshipmans-death-sought

PAINED FAREWELL Crying for justice, the family of 19-year-old Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) cadet Jonash Bondoc brings his cremated remains for burial at a Butuan City cemetery on Tuesday. An upperclassman has been arrested and charged with homicide over Bondoc’s death. —ERWIN MASCARIÑAS

Pandemic delays OCEA's P1.5 B shipyard project

Pandemic delays OCEA's P1.5 B shipyard project
July 14, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/07/14/business/maritime/pandemic-delays...

THE Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has pushed back the planned P1.5 billion investment of French shipbuilder OCEA to build a shipyard in the Philippines, according to the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina).

Personal Remittances Rise by 6.6% YoY to US$13.7 Billion in January - May 2021

Personal Remittances Rise by 6.6% YoY to US$13.7 Billion in January - May 2021
July 13, 2021 https://www.bsp.gov.ph/SitePages/MediaAndResearch/MediaDisp.aspx?ItemId=...

Shell faces growing Covid cases on North Sea platform

Shell faces growing Covid cases on North Sea platform
Adis Ajdin July 14, 2021 https://splash247.com/shell-faces-growing-covid-cases-on-north-sea-platf...

Shell is looking at additional setbacks at its Shearwater production hub in the UK North Sea with now close to 120 people linked to a Covid-19 outbreak. Last week, the company confirmed 15 people tested positive for the virus along with 70 close contacts since the first case was identified on June 30.

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