Ships in Red Sea declare 'all Chinese' in bid to avoid Houthi attacks

Ships in Red Sea declare 'all Chinese' in bid to avoid Houthi attacks
Matthew Loh Jan 15, 2024, https://www.businessinsider.com/ships-red-sea-all-chinese-houthi-attack-...

Several cargo ships and tankers in the Red Sea have been broadcasting that their crew is fully Chinese, seemingly hoping the affiliation with Beijing will persuade Yemeni rebels not to attack.

Many Ship Crews Will Get Double Money to Go Through Red Sea

Many Ship Crews Will Get Double Money to Go Through Red Sea
Alex Longley January 19, 2024 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ship-crews-double-money-red-152725120.html

Seafarers on vessels with links to the US and UK will get double pay for the days they’re in the most dangerous parts of the Red Sea, as well as the option to disembark before reaching the risky areas, a major union said.

Iran releases crew member from Greek tanker with Filipinos — owner

Iran releases crew member from Greek tanker with Filipinos — owner
Agence France-Presse January 19, 2024 https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/19/2326975/iran-releases-crew...

ATHENS, Greece — One crew member of an oil tanker seized by Iran last week in the Gulf of Oman has been released and is on his way to Athens, the vessel's Greek owner said Thursday.

Fishermen save crew as cargo ship sinks near Zamboanga del Norte

Fishermen save crew as cargo ship sinks near Zamboanga del Norte
Gualberto Laput Jan 18, 2024 https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/fishermen-save-crew-cargo-ship-s...

Will seafarers be on the agenda?

Will seafarers be on the agenda?
January 17, 2024 https://splash247.com/will-seafarers-be-on-the-agenda/

Dr Carolyn Graham from Caribbean Maritime University questions what will be the priorities of the new IMO secretary-general.

Appeal launched over fears for crews embroiled in Red Sea shipping crisis

Appeal launched over fears for crews embroiled in Red Sea shipping crisis
Adis Ajdin January 19, 2024 https://splash247.com/appeal-launched-over-fears-for-crews-embroiled-in-...

Sailors’ Society has launched an urgent crisis appeal following mounting concern over attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

Iran releases youngest St Nikolas seafarer

Iran releases youngest St Nikolas seafarer
Nick Savvides | Jan 19, 2024 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/tankers/iran-releases-youngest-st-niko...

Empire Navigation operator of the St Nikolas says a Greek seafarer from the 19-person St Nikolas crew has been released by the Iranian authorities.

St Nikolas was seized by the Iranian Navy in the Gulf of Oman on 11 January with 18 Filipino crew and one Greek sailor, who is a cadet.

Upgrade PH maritime industry, align with global standards --- Marcos

Upgrade PH maritime industry, align with global standards --- Marcos
Argyll Cyrus Geducos Jan 18, 2024 https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/17/marcos-wants-ph-maritime-practices-aligned-w...

President Marcos has directed the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to upgrade the Philippine maritime industry and align it with global benchmarks.

Marcos orders alignment of Philippine maritime practices with global standards

Marcos orders alignment of Philippine maritime practices with global standards
January 18, 2024 https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/18/2326747/marcos-orders-alig...

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has issued a directive to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to standardize its maritime practices and bring them in line with global standards.

Iran seizes oil tanker; abducted Pinoy seamen now total 35

Iran seizes oil tanker; abducted Pinoy seamen now total 35
Jacob Lazaro - January 13, 2024 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/225281/iran-seizes-oil-tanker-abducted...

Iran’s navy on Thursday seized a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker off Oman, carrying 18 Filipino crewmen, according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

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