Chinese cargo ships assisted North Korea in violation of UN sanctions: Report

Chinese cargo ships assisted North Korea in violation of UN sanctions: Report
Melissa Quinn | Jan 18, 2018 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/chinese-cargo-ships-assisted-north-kor...

Six ships that have been traced back to China were found by U.S. intelligence to have been assisting North Korea, violating sanctions placed on the rogue regime by the United Nations, according to a report.

How an Iranian Crew Died in South China Sea... Suggestions that the US is involved in the incident Meili called "rumors."

How an Iranian Crew Died in South China Sea
REUTERS/ CCTV 19.01.2018 https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201801191060870238-iranian-tanker-crew-...

With the voyage data recorder still being examined from the Iranian Sanchi tanker in South China Sea that sank earlier in January, several experts shared their views with Sputnik on the tragedy.

Chinese cargo ships assisted North Korea in violation of UN sanctions: Report

Chinese cargo ships assisted North Korea in violation of UN sanctions: Report
Melissa Quinn | Jan 18, 2018 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/chinese-cargo-ships-assisted-north-kor...

Six ships that have been traced back to China were found by U.S. intelligence to have been assisting North Korea, violating sanctions placed on the rogue regime by the United Nations, according to a report.

Tukish cargo ship beached by storm

Tukish cargo ship beached by storm
STEPAN KOTCHERGA January 18, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/01/18/turkish-cargo-ship-beached-by-storm/

Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established

Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established
January 18, 2018

Setting out to increase fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector, Maritime UK has established a Women in Maritime Taskforce, a move welcomed by the U.K.’s new Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP.

“I am delighted to see Maritime UK taking action to attract more women into our maritime industries, and I welcome this taskforce as an important first step,” said Ghani, who is only the second woman to hold the Department for Transport portfolio for the U.K.’s £40 billion maritime sector.

Trump Rebuked China for North Korea’s Oil Smuggling. It’s More Complicated.

Trump Rebuked China for North Korea’s Oil Smuggling. It’s More Complicated.
CHRIS HORTON, STEVEN LEE MYERS and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ JAN. 18, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/world/asia/north-korea-oil-smuggling....

Government sets out minimum wage rights for seafarers in UK water; RMT Union critical of UK Government seafarer minimum wage report

Government sets out minimum wage rights for seafarers in UK water
18 January 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-minimum-wage-righ...

All seafarers working in UK waters must be paid at least minimum wage rates, the government warns in new guidance.

All seafarers working in UK waters must be paid at least minimum wage rates, the government warned in new guidance published today (18 January 2018).

The UAE Protects Against Seafarer Abandonment

The UAE Protects Against Seafarer Abandonment
2018-01-17 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/the-uae-protects-against-seaf...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Transport Authority has issued a circular saying that all ships flying the UAE flag trading internationally and all ships operating in UAE waters above 200 gross tons have to have a financial security system in place to protect seafarers against abandonment, death or injury.

More piracy, robbery cases in Malacca and Singapore straits

More piracy, robbery cases in Malacca and Singapore straits
Lim Min Zhang Jan 17, 2018

The nine incidents last year mirror the increase in such occurrences in the rest of Asia - Lim Min Zhang

More piracy and armed robbery incidents took place in the straits of Malacca and Singapore last year, a situation that mirrors the increase in such cases in Asia.

Sea-based engineers among highest paid Pinoy expats

Revealed: Highest-paying jobs for Filipino expats
Cleofe Maceda January 18, 2018 | http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/careers/revealed-highest-paying-job...

Latest ranking shows which jobs offer the highest compensation package for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

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