Cyprus sinks cargo ship to make artificial reef

Cyprus sinks cargo ship to make artificial reef
9 Dec 2019 https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/cyprus-sinks-cargo-ship-to-mak...

CYPRUS (REUTERS) - A 63-metre cargo ship has been sunk off the coast of Cyprus in an attempt to make the area's first artificial reef.

Vietnamese shipping industry adequate to meet rising demand: Vinalines

Vietnamese shipping industry adequate to meet rising demand: Vinalines
09/12/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/vietnamese-shipping-industry-adequa...

Việt Nam’s ports and shipping industry is more than sufficient to meet the country’s demand in import-export activities.

UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality

UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality
06/12/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/un-maritime-agency-commits-to-furth...

India: Fake seafarers’ certificate issue echoes in Parliament

Fake seafarers’ certificate issue echoes in Parliament
P Manoj December 06, 2019 https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/fake-seafarers-ce...

Order passed against 263 candidates, says Shipping Minister
The Directorate-General of Shipping has debarred over 300 seafarers from sailing for one year for securing qualification certificates without attending classes.

Hong Kong-registered oil tanker attacked by pirates off Nigeria, 19 crew kidnapped

Hong Kong-registered oil tanker attacked by pirates off Nigeria, 19 crew kidnapped
7 Dec, 2019 https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3041042/hong-k...

Nineteen sailors from a Hong Kong-registered oil tanker were kidnapped by pirates this week off the coast of Nigeria – an area in the Gulf of Guinea known to be dangerous for seafarers.

Hefty disability pay-outs to Filipino seafarers highlighted by P&I Clubs

Hefty disability pay-outs to Filipino seafarers highlighted by P&I Clubs
Marcus Hand | Dec 06, 2019 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/hefty-disability-pay-o...

Concerns over hefty disability pay outs to Filipino seafarers with pre-existing medical conditions were flagged up by P&I clubs this week.

Carriers must train their crews for IMO 2020 or risk criminality, warns seafarer union

Carriers must train their crews for IMO 2020 or risk criminality, warns seafarer union
Gavin van Marle 02/12/2019 https://theloadstar.com/carriers-must-train-their-crews-for-imo-2020-or-...

Seafarer representatives are increasingly worried that the forthcoming IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulations could result in a spate of criminal convictions.

Cybersecurity Rises To Surface Of Maritime Industry Concerns

Cybersecurity Rises To Surface Of Maritime Industry Concerns
December 05, 2019 https://www.benzinga.com/news/19/12/14941138/cybersecurity-rises-to-surf...

Cynthia Hudson founded what would become the global maritime risk consultancy HudsonAnalytix in 1986, long before cybersecurity was a buzzword.

Cybersecurity Rises To Surface Of Maritime Industry Concerns

Cybersecurity Rises To Surface Of Maritime Industry Concerns
December 05, 2019 https://www.benzinga.com/news/19/12/14941138/cybersecurity-rises-to-surf...

Cynthia Hudson founded what would become the global maritime risk consultancy HudsonAnalytix in 1986, long before cybersecurity was a buzzword.

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian calls for review of maritime safety standards

Gatchalian calls for review of maritime safety standards
Hannah Torregoza December 4, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/12/04/gatchalian-calls-for-review-of-maritim...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is seeking a review of the safety protocols set by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and other existing maritime transportation laws to ascertain whether these are faithfully complied with or if there are lapses in the implementation.

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