Owner of ship agrees to pay $3.2M fine, but may go to trial anyway

Owner of ship agrees to pay $3.2M fine, but may go to trial anyway
MEGAN DOYLE September 10, 2018 http://www.sunjournal.com/owner-of-ship-agrees-to-pay-3-2m-fine-but-may-...

When the MV Marguerita arrived in Portland Harbor on July 7, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard was ready for it.

Is the maritime industry sailing into security vulnerabilities?

Is the maritime industry sailing into security vulnerabilities?
10 September 2018

As the shipping industry embraces digital technologies, increased vulnerabilities in data security are on the rise

The impact of digital transformation can be noticed more and more clearly in many areas of life. If some tech companies have their way, it won’t be too long before we see self-driving cars controlled by computers roaming our highways.

Likewise, digital transformation is beginning to play a key role for shipping companies.

Five Chinese Ships, Led by Russian Icebreakers, Make Arctic Transit

Five Chinese Ships, Led by Russian Icebreakers, Make Arctic Transit
September 10, 2018 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/five-chinese-ships-led-by-russian-icebreake...

A convoy of Chinese cargo ships, with at least two carrying turbine blades and other equipment for the wind power industry, has traveled via the Northern Sea Route from Asia to Europe across the Arctic Ocean.

Tropical Depression Neneng out, Typhoon Mangkhut heads for PAR

Tropical Depression Neneng out, Typhoon Mangkhut heads for PAR
September 11, 2018

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Neneng (left) and Typhoon Mangkhut (right) as of September 11, 2018, 5:20 am. Image from PAGASA

HULI! | Seaman, arestado matapos madakip dahil sa ‘sextortion’

HULI! | Seaman, arestado matapos madakip dahil sa ‘sextortion’
Sep. 6, 2018 https://rmn.ph/huli-seaman-arestado-matapos-madakip-dahil-sa-sextortion/

Arestado sa entrapment operation ng cybercrime division ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ang isang seaman matapos ireklamo ng kaniyang dating nobya.

Ayon sa biktimang taga-Cebu, apat na buwan niyang naging karelasyon ang suspek na si Bryan Canama pero nakipaghiwalay siya rito dahil sa pagiging seloso.

Russian Mariners From Sea Alexa Vessel Receive Late Wages - Seafarers' Union

Russian Mariners From Sea Alexa Vessel Receive Late Wages - Seafarers' Union
Fahad Shabbir 09th September 2018 https://www.urdupoint.com/en/world/russian-mariners-from-sea-alexa-vesse...

World Maritime Day theme 2019: "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community"

World Maritime Day theme 2019: "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community"
2018 September 7 http://en.portnews.ru/news/264054/

Iran an influential member of IMO: secretary general; IMO secretary general set for Tehran visit

Iran an influential member of IMO: secretary general
September 8, 2018

Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change

Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change
William Booth and Amie Ferris-Rotman 8 Sept 2018 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russias-suez-canal-ships-sta...

'Empathy': Filipinos seafarers' work ethic makes them 'valuable' in cruise shipindustry though are paid less than the minimum wage or are not paid regular wages at all

Filipinos on cruise ships
Greg B. Macabenta August 21, 2018 http://www.bworldonline.com/filipinos-on-cruise-ships/

On a visit to Baguio a few months ago, the hotel we stayed had several young people working at the front desk, in the restaurant, and as bell hops. What struck me was the fact that they were all working for free.

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