Unique Oil Spill in East China Sea Frustrates Scientists

Unique Oil Spill in East China Sea Frustrates Scientists
Cally Carswell, Nature magazine January 25, 2018 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/unique-oil-spill-in-east-chin...

The lighter petroleum that spilled has never before been released in such massive quantities in the ocean

Vessel operators setting course for automated navigation

Vessel operators setting course for automated navigation
Takeho Morita and Hideaki Ishiyama January 26, 2018 http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801260004.html

In one room, a ship's captain swiftly directs his crew to avoid an approaching fishing boat and a container ship. In another room, an automated system flashes a red lamp to warn of dangers from approaching vessels and avoid collisions.

China builds large container ships for Yangtze

China builds large container ships for Yangtze
25/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/china-builds-large-container-ships-f...

Construction has begun on two container ships, which are expected to become the largest in service in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River.

The pair are the first of six such ships which, upon completion, will be operated by the Wuhan New Port Administration Committee, based in central China’s Hubei Province.

Hanjin delivers first Subic-made 20,600 TEU-class container ship

Hanjin delivers first Subic-made 20,600 TEU-class container ship
Henry Empeño - January 25, 2018 https://businessmirror.com.ph/hanjin-delivers-first-subic-made-20600-teu...

Coast Guard Medevacs Tanker Crewman with Severed Finger

Coast Guard Medevacs Tanker Crewman with Severed Finger
January 18, 2018 https://www.marinelink.com/news/medevacs-crewman-severed433084

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man Wednesday afternoon from the 392-foot Maltese-flagged tank ship Emek-S, approximately 28 nautical miles southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

Seaman sues luxury vessel operator

Seaman sues luxury vessel operator
Bryan Manabat 25 Jan 2018 http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/101756-seaman-sues-luxury-v...

A PROFESSIONAL seaman is suing a luxury-vessel operator for terminating him from employment when he brought to its attention practices that he said violated maritime laws.

ISWAN launches campaign against non-RPSL crewing agencies in India

ISWAN launches campaign against non-RPSL crewing agencies in India
24 January 2018 http://seafarerswelfare.org/news-and-media/latest-news/iswan-launches-ca...

With support from a number of partners in India, ISWAN is launching a new campaign to discourage Indian seafarers from signing up with crewing agencies which have not registered with the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS).

Dhaka: Booming shipbuilding industry lacking in worker safety

Booming shipbuilding industry lacking in worker safety
Afrose Jahan Chaity January 25, 2018 http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/special/2018/01/25/booming-shipbuild...

Most workers do not have protective gears despite the fact that law has strict provisions on their use. Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Singaporean Tanker Suspected of Sanctions-Busting

Singaporean Tanker Suspected of Sanctions-Busting
2018-01-24 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/singaporean-tanker-suspected-...

I, Pirate: A cyber story in the maritime industry

I, Pirate: A cyber story in the maritime industry: Aybars Oruc discusses how shipping must get to grips with cyber attacks.
January 24th 2018 http://splash247.com/pirate-cyber-story-maritime-industry/

I, Robot – the 2004 film adapted from the short story by American author Isaac Asimov – has an interesting scene. Two detectives are talking, and we are hearing this dialogue:

I guess we’re gonna miss the good old days.

What good old days?

When people were killed by other people.

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