Hyundai Heavy Industries suspends production after fatal incident

Hyundai Heavy Industries suspends production after fatal incident
Jason Jiang January 26th 2018 http://splash247.com/hyundai-heavy-industries-suspends-production-fatal-...

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) suspended production yesterday following a fatal accident that occurred at the yard this week.

FAL Convention Amendments introduced to enhance electronic information exchange, strengthen seafarer’s rights to shore leave

FAL Convention Amendments Introduced
January 19, 2018 https://www.breakbulk.com/news-fal-convention-amendments-introduced/

New legislation for maritime traffic has introduced requirements for enhanced electronic information exchange and strengthened seafarer’s rights to shore leave.

Chinese navy rescues 2 crew members from sinking Mongolian ship

Chinese navy rescues 2 crew members from sinking Mongolian ship
Xinhua| 2018-01-29 http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/29/c_136934068.htm

NANJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- A vessel of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy rescued two drowning crew members from a sinking Mongolian cargo ship in waters off Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province around midnight Sunday.

German container ship invaded by drug traffickers, intercepted at sea

German container ship invaded by drug traffickers, intercepted at sea
Mikhail Voytenko January 29, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/01/29/german-container-ship-invaded-by-...

Taiwan trader suspected of sanctions breach

Taiwan trader suspected of sanctions breach
29 Jan 2018 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180130_03/

Prosecutors in Taiwan say a local businessman has exported coal from North Korea in violation of UN sanctions against the country.

They suspect the trader leased a cargo ship through Chinese intermediaries, had it loaded with anthracite coal at a port in western North Korea, and sold the cargo off a Vietnamese port, between August and September of last year.

Sanchi oil tanker disaster: how spills and accidents can make ships safer

Sanchi oil tanker disaster: how spills and accidents can make ships safer
January 30, 2018 http://theconversation.com/sanchi-oil-tanker-disaster-how-spills-and-acc...

Lego swept off cargo ship near Cornwall 17 years ago is found on a beach hundreds of miles away in Cumbria

Lego swept off cargo ship near Cornwall 17 years ago is found on a beach hundreds of miles away in Cumbria
Amanda Cashmore 29 January 2018

A piece of Lego swept off a cargo ship seventeen years ago in Cornwall has been found on a beach - hundreds of miles away in Cumbria.

The plant-shaped toy is thought to have been one of 4.8 million pieces lost when a container boat was struck by a freak wave off the Cornish coast.

Bai Xep, a village full of heroes: they save stricken seamen

Bai Xep, a village full of heroes
28/01/2018 http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/194647/bai-xep--a-village-full-...

Full of heroes: Men from Bai Xep Village in Binh Dinh Province have rescued many endangered seamen. — Photo tienphong.vn

Surplus supermarket stock helps East End seamen feed needy

Surplus supermarket stock helps East End seamen feed needy
22 January 2018 http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/surplus-supermarket-stock-hel...
Dinner time at Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest. Picture: QVSR

Professor questions several aspects of Maersk and IBM's blockchain project

Professor questions several aspects of Maersk and IBM's blockchain project
SØREN PICO 24.01.18 https://shippingwatch.com/carriers/article10238318.ece

Despite massive exposure, it is far from certain that Maersk and IBM will win the digitalization race in the shipping sector, says Shipping Professor Roar Os Ådland. Blockchain is at best at a beta stage, he tells ShippingWatch.

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