Piraeus port considered ‘the head of the dragon’

Piraeus port considered ‘the head of the dragon’
12.10.2018 http://www.ekathimerini.com/233575/article/ekathimerini/business/piraeus...

Piraeus seems like it’s on its way to becoming the number one port in the Mediterranean and Europe, according to a Bloomberg report, while playing a key role in China’s One Belt One Road initiative.

Flowers for deceased seafarers

Flowers for deceased seafarers
Dennis Gorecho , October 13, 2018 https://www.panaynews.net/flowers-for-deceased-seafarers/

FLOWERS are expressions of the fragrance and beauty of love given and received.

Wreathe thrown into the sea carry to all the deceased seafarers the message of love and gratitude. There is no distance of time or oceans but a mutual waiting for eternal reunion in peace.

Imminent threat of seafarer kidnap for ransom remains off Southern Philippines, warns ReCAAP

Imminent threat of seafarer kidnap for ransom remains off Southern Philippines, warns ReCAAP
12 October 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/imminent-threat-of-seafarer-k...

Piracy reporting centre ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre has warned that an imminent threat of abduction of crew from merchant ships remains in waters been the Southern Philippines and East Malaysia.

Chinese cargo ship aground, Taiwan Strait Update

Chinese cargo ship aground, Taiwan Strait Update
Mikhail Voytenko October 12, 2018

Update Oct 12: Latest updates confirmed it’s ZHEN FENG, she was intentionally beached after water ingress, to avoid sinking.

S. Korea: Oceans minister vows to revitalize tepid maritime industry

S. Korea: Oceans minister vows to revitalize tepid maritime industry
12/10/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/s-korea-oceans-minister-vows-to-rev...

South Korea’s oceans ministry said it will support the building of over 200 ships in the next three years via a state-run agency to rejuvenate the sluggish maritime industry.

Seafarer survey highlights criminalisation concerns

Seafarer survey highlights criminalisation concerns
Linton Nightingale 11 Oct 2018

download Nautilus full report. 6.5 Mb -- https://www.nautilusint.org/globalassets/public-resources/pdfs/criminali...

21 Filipino seamen stranded in India set to return home

21 Filipino seamen stranded in India set to return home
Consuelo Marquez October 11, 2018 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/170370/21-filipino-seamen-stranded-ind...

The 21 Filipino seamen stranded in India will soon return home, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Thursday.

The seamen have been stranded at the Kakinada Port for more than three months after their Greek employers abandoned them.

CHED swears in 10 new officers to boost PH maritime education

CHED swears in 10 new officers to boost PH maritime education
Merlina Hernando-Malipot October 11, 2018 https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/10/11/ched-swears-in-10-new-officers-to-boos...

A new MCA Seafarer Training Centre and Crew Residence Opens in Phuket

A new MCA Seafarer Training Centre and Crew Residence Opens in Phuket
11/10/2018

Galileo Maritime Academy has this month announced the completion of its new architect designed professional crew training centre and crew residence in Phuket, Thailand. The “T” shaped buildings comprise state-of-the-art training and recreation rooms, a seafarer medical centre, a culinary arts and hospitality school, a three metre deep survival training pool and first class accommodation for 30 students.

Shipping firms reminded of student, PWD, elderly fare discount

Shipping firms reminded of student, PWD, elderly fare discount
Aerol John Pateña October 11, 2018 http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1050774

MANILA -- The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has reminded domestic shipping companies, owners or operators of passenger ships to grant a 20-percent fare discount to senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and students so long as they present a valid proof of identification.

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