Government doubles financial support to train UK maritime cadets

Government doubles financial support to train UK maritime cadets
Gavin van Marle 02/02/2018 https://theloadstar.co.uk/government-doubles-financial-support-train-uk-...

The UK government has announced a £15m “funding boost” to train an extra 400 seafarer cadets annually.

The move doubles Whitehall funding for young people to £30m a year through its Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) programme,

Ships dumping noxious palm oil off British coast without legal consequences

Ships dumping noxious palm oil off British coast without legal consequences
Wil Crisp 3 February 2018

Ships are regularly dumping large quantities of noxious palm oil off the coast of Britain without legal consequences, the The Telegraph has learned.

During 2016 and 2017 seven instances of palm oil contaminating British waters were documented by satellites operated by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

Russia denies entry to ship carrying N.Korea cargo

Russia denies entry to ship carrying N.Korea cargo
4 Feb 2018 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180204_03/

Russia has denied port entry to a ship carrying cargo from North Korea. It is believed that the vessel may contain a product whose import is banned under UN resolutions against Pyongyang.

The Russian operator of the Mangyongbong says it arrived on Wednesday in Vladivostok. But the ferry has been waiting offshore for 3 days.

BRENDA V. PIMENTEL: Quo vadis, PH maritime industry?

Quo vadis, PH maritime industry?
BRENDA V. PIMENTEL February 3, 2018 http://www.manilatimes.net/quo-vadis-ph-maritime-industry/377955/

29 Chinese tourists rescued off Bohol

29 Chinese tourists rescued off Bohol
Leo Udtohan February 2, 2018 http://m.inquirer.net/globalnation/163771

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol-Twenty-nine Chinese tourists were rescued on Thursday afternoon after their motorbanca encountered engine trouble while in the waters off Balicasag Island in Bohol.

The group was on board MBCA Josieme for a tour of the island when the engine conked out, said Seaman 1st Class Jacob Pacaña of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Tagbilaran station.

Bacolod City shipping firm Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corp pushes for maritime industry modernization

Shipping firm pushes for maritime industry modernization
Erwin P. Nicavera February 03, 2018 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/business/2018/02/03/shipping-firm-push...

A SHIPPING firm with roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) vessel operating in Bacolod City is pushing for the modernization of maritime industry to provide superior transport services to Filipinos and tourists.

Arrests made in connection with Keppel’s Brazil bribery case

Arrests made in connection with Keppel’s Brazil bribery case
Sam Chambers February 2nd, 2018 http://splash247.com/arrests-made-connection-keppels-brazil-bribery-case/

A number of former executives of Keppel Corp have been arrested in Singapore as investigations into Brazilian bribes for rig deals heat up.

Fire extinguished on drifting container ship MOL Prestige southwest of Haida Gwaii

UPDATE – Fire extinguished on ship adrift southwest of Haida Gwaii
Matthew Allen Feb. 1, 2018 http://www.trailtimes.ca/news/container-ship-adrift-off-b-c-coast/

Canadian Coast Guard says tugboat will arrive on Sunday morning

The engine fire causing damage to the drifting container ship MOL Prestige has been extinguished as the vessel awaits a tugboat to assist it to its final destination.

Gov't to Open Guesthouse in South Africa for 3,000 Indonesian Seamen

Gov't to Open Guesthouse in South Africa for Indonesian Seamen
Telly Nathalia | February 02, 2018 http://jakartaglobe.id/news/govt-to-open-guesthouse-in-south-africa-for-...

Jakarta. The government plans to open a guesthouse in Cape Town this year to cater to Indonesian seafarers, the directorate of citizen protection and legal aid at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a report published on Thursday (01/02).

Crewman dies on cargo ship at King's Lynn

Crewman dies on cargo ship at King's Lynn
2 February 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-42917071

A crewman has died on a board a cargo ship in Norfolk.

The man suffered what East of England Ambulance Service described as a "traumatic injury" on the SMN Explorer at King's Lynn on Thursday morning.

An ambulance, rapid response vehicle and ambulance officer were called at 11:28 GMT. The man died at the scene.

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