Suspension of tighter screening rules averts conflicts

Suspension of tighter screening rules averts conflicts
Benjamin Pulta September 4, 2023 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1209140

MANILA – A private research firm said the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to put off the implementation of tighter rules for Filipinos leaving the country headed off possible conflicts with travelers.

Supreme Court rules on incompetence, negligence and insubordination as grounds for valid dismissal of seafarer

Supreme Court rules on incompetence, negligence and insubordination as grounds for valid dismissal of seafarer
https://www.delrosariolaw.com/he/e-library/philippines-shipping-update/2...

In two recent cases, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to define incompetence, negligence and insubordination as valid grounds for the dismissal of a seafarer.

LR: IMO amendments for rescue boat launching appliances effective from 2024

LR: IMO amendments for rescue boat launching appliances effective from 2024
The Editorial Team September 4, 2023 https://safety4sea.com/lr-imo-amendments-for-rescue-boat-launching-appli...

According to Loyd’s Register, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance Code (LSA Code) on requirements for lifeboats, launching and embarkation appliances comes into force on 1 January 2024.

100-year-old cargo ship grounds after master admits falling asleep

100-year-old cargo ship grounds after master admits falling asleep
Gary Dixon 4 September 2023 https://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/100-year-old-cargo-ship-ground...

The Leonie got stuck with a cargo of grain east of Vardo

A cargo vessel built in 1923 has gone aground off Finland after its captain fell asleep.

ICTSI seals $750m loan for further growth

ICTSI seals $750m loan for further growth
Adis Ajdin September 4, 2023 https://splash247.com/ictsi-seals-750m-loan-for-further-growth/

Manila-headquartered International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has secured a six-year $750m loan from Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co (Metrobank) to boost its global port operations.

Black Sea shipping set to dominate headlines this week

Black Sea shipping set to dominate headlines this week
Sam Chambers September 4, 2023 https://splash247.com/black-sea-shipping-set-to-dominate-headlines-this-...

Black Sea shipping is set to dominate maritime headlines this week with the heads of littoral states discussing how to navigate the war-torn waters with international leaders, while Russia continues to pummel Ukrainian port infrastructure.

Tugboat sinks in Naga town in Cebu, causing an oil spill

Tugboat sinks in Naga town in Cebu, causing an oil spill
John Eric Mendoza - September 04, 2023 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1826363/tugboat-sinks-in-naga-town-in-cebu...

MANILA, Philippines — An oil spill occurred after a tugboat sank off the waters of Naga Anchorage in Cebu’s Naga town over the weekend, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Monday.

Korean Captain Fined in Gibraltar Oil Spill as Environmentalists Question Outcome

Captain Fined in Gibraltar Oil Spill as Environmentalists Question Outcome
Aug 31, 2023 https://maritime-executive.com/article/captain-fined-in-gibraltar-oil-sp...

PH domestic shipping industry more competitive now than 25 years ago

PH domestic shipping industry more competitive now than 25 years ago
August 25, 2023 https://www.portcalls.com/ph-domestic-shipping-industry-more-competitive...

From starboard surprises to portside perils: Inherent risks in the shipping industry

From starboard surprises to portside perils: Inherent risks in the shipping industry
28/08/2023 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/from-starboard-surprises-to-portsid...

90% of world trade – from bulk raw commodities to breakbulk and finished goods – is moved on approximately 60,000 trading ships, crewed by about 1.5 million seafarers. To most traders, the potential risks associated with any one of these vessels is an unknown.

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