Taiwan: New Ocean Affairs Council tasked with promoting maritime industry

New Ocean Affairs Council tasked with promoting maritime industry
Yeh Su-ping, Chen Chi-fong and Kuan-lin Liu 2018/04/28 http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201804280011.aspx

Kaohsiung, April 28 (CNA) Taiwan inaugurated a new central government agency, the Ocean Affairs Council (OAC), on Saturday, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) outlining its three main responsibilities as protecting the marine environment, promoting the maritime industry and strengthening ocean research.

Manpower shortage in Hong Kong shipping industry highlighted

Manpower shortage in Hong Kong shipping industry highlighted
07 May 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/manpower-shortage-in-hong-kon...

The issue of manpower shortage in the Hong Kong maritime industry was highlighted by director of marine Maisie Cheng at the Hong Kong Marine Department and Hong Kong Shipowners Association Joint Luncheon and Awards Ceremony.

China ship underlying cause of Sanchi tanker incident

China ship underlying cause of Sanchi tanker incident
5 May 2018 https://en.mehrnews.com/news/133790/China-ship-underlying-cause-of-Sanch...

TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) – The Chinese freighter CF Crystal crew’s error and carelessness and redirecting it towards the Iranian oil tanker have been announced the main cause of Sanchi oil tanker incident.

Injured Seaman’s Receipt of Social Security Disability Benefits and Shipowner’s Obligation to Pay Maintenance

Injured Seaman’s Receipt of Social Security Disability Benefits and Shipowner’s Obligation to Pay Maintenance
07/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/injured-seamans-receipt-of-social-s...

In Lipscomb v. Foss Mar. Co., 83 F.3d 1106 (9th Cir. 1996), the Ninth Circuit defined the policy of awarding maintenance to an injured seaman as follows:

IMO proposes incentives for first movers to take up new green technologies; IMO: Phasing out Shipping GHGs "A Matter of Urgency"

IMO proposes incentives for first movers to take up new green technologies
Sam Chambers May 3rd, 2018 https://splash247.com/imo-proposes-incentives-first-movers-take-new-gree...

IMO new emission target to trigger investment in shipping

IMO new emission target to trigger investment in shipping
07/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-new-emission-target-to-trigger-...

The United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO) strategy to reduce the total annual Green House Gas, GHG emissions from international shipping by at least 50 per cent by 2050 is expected to trigger private investors and operators in the maritime sector to immediately invest in new sustainable business models.

Cyber Security: The Emerging Threat to Passenger Safety

Cyber Security: The Emerging Threat to Passenger Safety
Ian Richardson and Patrick Carolan 2018-05-03 https://www.maritime-executive.com/blog/cyber-security-the-emerging-thre...

PH embassy brings home 2 seamen from their Dubai-United Arab Emirates-owned ship MV Blue Nile

PH embassy brings home 2 seamen
Sara Susanne D. Fabunan April 30, 2018 http://thestandard.com.ph/news/national/264515/ph-embassy-brings-home-2-...

THE Philippine Embassy in Tehran brought home Monday two Filipino seamen stranded in Iran, after they were offloaded from their Dubai-United Arab Emirates-owned ship.

Sigh of relief for crew of Bahraini ship

Sigh of relief for crew of Bahraini ship
05-May-2018 http://www.newsofbahrain.com/viewNews.php?ppId=44309&TYPE=Posts&pid=21&M...

Manama : Humanitarian aid has finally reached the crew of the Bahraini ship stranded in Omani waters.

Carnival cruise ship crew scramble to stop ship from flooding

Carnival cruise ship crew scramble to stop ship from flooding
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1683216/Video-Carnival-cruis...

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