Ship runs aground causing delays on Argentina's Parana near Rosario

Ship runs aground causing delays on Argentina's Parana near Rosario
Maximilian Heath May 5, 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-shipping/ship-runs-aground-...

No casualties after Turkish cargo ship collides with Greek warship: ministry

No casualties after Turkish cargo ship collides with Greek warship: ministry
Reuters Staff May 4, 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-gunboat-turkey/no-casualties-a...

ANKARA (Reuters) - There were no casualties after a Turkish cargo ship collided with a Greek warship in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport said.

Cargo ship with illegal Chinese fertilizers seized in Indonesia

Cargo ship with illegal Chinese fertilizers seized in Indonesia
Mikhail Voytenko May 5, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/05/05/cargo-ship-with-illegal-chinese-...

The ideas that could transform the shipping industry

The ideas that could transform the shipping industry
Anmar Frangoul 4 May 2018 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/04/the-ideas-that-could-transform-the-shipp...

For centuries, the world's seas and oceans have been used to trade goods and services. Today, the shipping industry remains a crucial cog in the global economy.

B.C. researcher urges shipping industry to slow down in Arctic to protect belugas and bowhead whales

B.C. researcher urges shipping industry to slow down in Arctic to protect belugas and bowhead whales
Wanyee Li May 4, 2018 https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/04/bc-researcher-urges-shippin...

LIBOR: Shipping’s elephant in the room

LIBOR: Shipping’s elephant in the room
May 3, 2018 http://blogs.platts.com/2018/05/03/libor-shipping-elephant-in-the-room/

The shipping industry’s vessel loans are typically taken on the basis of a premium over LIBOR. LIBOR has been experiencing upward pressure since early 2017, as major central banks have moved to a tightening stance. The three-month LIBOR has risen to 2.3% as of April 2018, the highest rate seen since November 2008, the early days of the financial crisis.

Fatigue, miscommunication lead vessels to collide

Fatigue, miscommunication lead vessels to collide
26/04/18

UK MAIB released its report about the accident that took place on 1 July 2017, when two Hong Kong registered vessels, the bulk carrier Huayang Endeavour and the oil tanker Seafrontier, collided in the Dover Strait about 5 nautical miles west of Sandettie Bank. Both vessels were damaged, but were able to proceed to nearby ports for damage assessment. The accident did not result in any injuries or pollution.

The accident

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
May 3, 2018 https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/injured-seaman-s-receipt-of-social-24984/

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:

Cyber: Security and Crooks in Shipping

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...

China, South Korea allow ships owned by sanctioned companies into their ports: Activity could breach UN resolutions, which call for port bans

China, South Korea allow ships owned by sanctioned companies into their ports: Activity could breach UN resolutions, which call for port bans
Leo Byrne May 3rd, 2018 https://www.nknews.org/2018/05/china-south-korea-allow-ships-owned-by-sa...

South Korea and China may technically have breached UN resolutions by allowing vessels owned by companies under United Nations sanctions into their ports, analysis by NK News shows.

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