Arroyo revisits RORO system

Arroyo revisits RORO system
Maricel Cruz January 23, 2019 http://manilastandard.net/news/national/286048/arroyo-revisits-roro-syst...

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday asked the Department of Transportation to revise its proposed development of the Roll-On, Roll-Off transport system after most of the new routes being pushed had been found to be already existing or are being serviced by shipping lines in nearby ports.

The Government Shutdown's Effects on the Maritime Industry

The Government Shutdown's Effects on the Maritime Industry
Winston & Strawn 2019-01-23

[By Charlie Papavisas, Allen Black and Bryant E. Gardner]

On December 22, 2018, a continuing resolution passed by Congress to fund a portion of the U.S. Government into the 2019 fiscal year expired and was not renewed, resulting in a partial federal government shutdown. The shutdown is having significant regulatory impacts which will become more severe and then debilitating over time.

Seafarer’s stress and stroke

Seafarer’s stress and stroke
ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO |January 23,2019 - https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/213532/seafarers-stress-and-stroke

A seafarer who suffered stroke on board the vessel must be compensated due to work-related stress.

Report: Closer Collaboration Needed on Seafarer Welfare

Report: Closer Collaboration Needed on Seafarer Welfare
2019-01-21

Stakeholders in the shipping industry need to work more closely with Stella Maris-Apostleship of the Sea to ensure seafarers get the right help when they need it the most, according to a report launched by the charity Life at Sea Report: Working together in times of crisis.

Cargo ships: 1 sinks near Fujian, 2 missing; another drifts aground in Java Sea

General cargo ship sinks near Fujian, one missing
Jason Jiang January 22nd, 2019 https://splash247.com/general-cargo-ship-sinks-near-fujian-one-missing/

Chinese general cargo ship Zhong Xing 689 sank near Pingtan of Fujian yesterday, while it was sailing from Shantou to Pingtan.

The ship sank shortly after the crew found water ingress in the ship cabin. The 12 crew had to jump into the ocean after they found there was no time to get on the lifeboat.

Dutch cargo ship collided with Finnish icebreaker

Dutch cargo ship collided with Finnish icebreaker
NIKOLAY TORKIN anuary 22, 2019 http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/01/22/dutch-cargo-ship-collided-with-fi...

Maersk does not know who its competitors will be in three to four years

Maersk does not know who its competitors will be in three to four years
TOMAS KRISTIANSEN 22.01.19

A major global organization is normally able to point out its most important competitors at any given moment. Also looking ahead three to four years. But not Maersk. "We can't say," says management.

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Fire on two cargo vessels kills ten people off coast of Russia

Fire on two cargo vessels kills ten people off coast of Russia
22 January 2019 https://www.ship-technology.com/news/fire-cargo-tankers-russia/

A fire that broke out on board two Tanzanian-flagged cargo tankers travelling off the coast of Russia has claimed the lives of ten people.

Around ten crew members were found missing following the incident, which took place in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, according to Russia’s Novorossiysk maritime rescue centre.

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges
16/01/2019 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/seafarers-technology-and-automation...

Crimea gas ship explosion: fire engulfs two tankers, sends crews into the water

Crimea gas ship explosion: fire engulfs two tankers, sends crews into the water
Jamie Seidel January 22, 2019

Two natural gas carriers are burning off the coast of Crimea, killing at least 10. Rescuers have abandoned attempts to douse the flames and say a further 10 are still missing.

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