What happens to Kenyan sailors in Chinese ships

What happens to Kenyan sailors in Chinese ships
Philip Mwakio | October 21st 2021 https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/shipping-logistics/article/2001...

'Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind': 31 out of the 40 winning photos are from Filipino seafarers

'Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind'
Yashika F. Torib October 20, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/10/20/business/maritime/out-of-sight-no...

The cover photo taken by Filipino Ordinary Seaman, Aljon Manlangit, entitled ‘Papa is tired, but Papa will never give up’. PHOTO FROM ITF

INTERCARGO calls for more action for seafarers and an improved image for bulk sector

INTERCARGO calls for more action for seafarers and an improved image for bulk sector
October 20, 2021 https://shipinsight.com/articles/intercargo-calls-for-more-action-for-se...

Dimitris Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO believes that now is the time to re-evaluate the image of the bulk carrier sector and recognise the commitment of INTERCARGO members to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally sound dry bulk shipping industry.

6 missing, a day after ship capsizes off South Korea

6 missing, a day after ship capsizes off South Korea
AP Oct. 20, 2021 https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/6-missing-a-day-after-ship-cap...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Aircraft and ships were searching off South Korea’s eastern coast Thursday for six crew members still missing a day after a fishing ship capsized. One crew member has been found unconscious and two others were rescued.

Thailand: Vessel caught smuggling diesel

Vessel caught smuggling diesel
20 Oct 2021 https://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/easy/2201111/vessel-caught-smugglin...

A small oil tanker carrying 400,000 litres of smuggled diesel was seized and its crew arrested in Samut Prakan on Saturday.

Officials provided details of the raid on Tuesday.

Container-ship traffic jam in Southeast Asia worst since April

Container-ship traffic jam in Southeast Asia worst since April
October 15, 2021 https://www.bworldonline.com/container-ship-traffic-jam-in-southeast-asi...

Typhoon Kompasu has resulted in the worst container shipping traffic jam in months, one that now stretches throughout Southeast Asia and may take weeks to unravel.

Piraeus port deal intensifies Greece’s unease over China links

Piraeus port deal intensifies Greece’s unease over China links
Eleni Varvitsioti 19 Oct 2021 https://www.ft.com/content/3e91c6d2-c3ff-496a-91e8-b9c81aed6eb8

Beijing cements control of key EU infrastructure but locals say they have not seen the investment they expected

The Chinese-lettered banner hanging over the entrance is one of the few signs that Beijing now controls Europe’s fourth-biggest container port.

55 heirs of victims of sunken ferry ship to get P199.1M

55 heirs of victims of sunken ferry ship to get P199.1M
Rio N. Araja October 19, 2021 https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/367723/55-heirs-of-victims-o...

Filipino seafarers exploited by Fiji’s Goundar finally make it home

Filipino seafarers exploited by Fiji’s Goundar finally make it home
15 Oct 2021 https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/filipino-seafarers-exploited-fijis-gou...

Music, Beer, Wi-Fi At Sea: Managing Morale For Sailors Stuck At Anchor

Music, Beer, Wi-Fi At Sea: Managing Morale For Sailors Stuck At Anchor
October 18, 2021 https://gcaptain.com/music-beer-wi-fi-at-sea-managing-morale-for-sailors...

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) Plenty of things might keep container-ship captain Markus Grote up at night while sailing across the ocean, but lately there’s another kind of sinking feeling that worries him: crew morale.

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