Seafaring realities through the eyes of a candid engineer

Seafaring realities through the eyes of a candid engineer
Yashika F. Torib August 10, 2022 https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/08/10/business/maritime/seafaring-reali...

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Ro-ro vessel runs aground off Iloilo; 261 passengers, crew rescued

Ro-ro vessel runs aground off Iloilo; 261 passengers, crew rescued
Martin Sadongdong August 9, 2022 https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/09/ro-ro-vessel-runs-aground-off-iloilo-261-pa...

(Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard)
A roll-on/roll-off passenger ship ran aground off Concepcion, Iloilo past Tuesday midnight, August 9.

Police make $280m cargo ship cocaine bust

Police make $280m cargo ship cocaine bust
August 6 2022 https://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/7850151/police-make-280m-car...

Police are asking the public for help in busting a criminal syndicate behind the importation via cargo ship of 700 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $280 million.

Australian Border Force officers found the drugs on July 22 while inspecting containers on the vessel Maersk Inverness at Port Botany in Sydney.

Persistent container ship congestion in North Sea affects EU-Asia trade

Persistent container ship congestion in North Sea affects EU-Asia trade
09/08/2022 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/persistent-container-ship-congestio...

The congestion of container ships off German ports at the North Sea worsened, affecting the European Union’s (EU’s) trade with Asia, the German Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel) said.

Cargo ship sank after collision with Maersk-chartered container ship off Ningbo

Cargo ship sank after collision with Maersk-chartered container ship off Ningbo
Mikhail Voytenko Aug 09, 2022 https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2022/39101/cargo-ship-sank-after-...

Sibutu island preserves art of building wooden-hulled boats

Sibutu island preserves art of building wooden-hulled boats
Bong S. Sarmiento - August 7, 2022 https://www.mindanews.com/feature/2022/08/sibutu-island-preserves-art-of...

Kenya: Coast shipping company unveils training plan for young seafarers

Coast shipping company unveils training plan for young seafarers
Philip Mwakio | Aug 07, 2022 https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001452673/coast-shippi...

A local shipping company has rolled out a programme for training seafarers.

Lamu Shipping Limited (LSL) said the programme is meant to improve "sea time" for mariners to enhance the quality of services.

Shipping firm Maersk, a barometer for global trade, warns of weak demand and warehouses filling up

Shipping firm Maersk, a barometer for global trade, warns of weak demand and warehouses filling up
08/08/2022 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipping-firm-maersk-a-barometer-fo...

AP Moller-Maersk this week predicted a slowdown in global shipping container demand this year amid weakening consumer confidence and supply chain congestion.

Eight-day strike at Felixstowe announced

Eight-day strike at Felixstowe announced
Sam Chambers August 8, 2022 https://splash247.com/eight-day-strike-at-felixstowe-announced/

Details of the latest big port strike to further destabilise European container operations have been revealed.

Around 1,900 workers at Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, will hold an eight-day strike from August 21 to 29, demanding higher pay amid spiralling inflation.

Navigating the perils of seafarer salary payments – how fintech is finally catching up

Navigating the perils of seafarer salary payments – how fintech is finally catching up
09/08/2022 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/navigating-the-perils-of-seafarer-s...

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