Nigeria: Local shipping firms scuttle seamen’s wage increase

Local shipping firms scuttle seamen’s wage increase
Bayo Akomolafe July 5, 2018 https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/07/local-shipping-firms-scuttle-seam...

Procedure that would enhance salaries of the Nigerian seafarers has been tactically stalled by the indigenous shipping companies.

LPG tanker collided with cargo ship ERSOYLAR 1 in Marmara sea

LPG tanker collided with cargo ship in Marmara sea
STEPAN KOTCHERGA July 5, 2018

Partnership launched to tackle slavery at sea

Press Release: Partnership launched to tackle slavery at sea
3 July 2018

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has joined forces with the Santa Marta Group to tackle the issue of slavery at sea.

The organisations are organising a series of workshops aimed at educating and informing AoS chaplains, volunteers, port officials and police about slavery at sea and what can be done to protect and support seafarers and fishermen.

Visa cost payment as illegal recruitment

Visa cost payment as illegal recruitment
DENNIS R. GORECHO June 28, 2018 https://www.panaynews.net/visa-cost-payment-as-illegal-recruitment/

SEAFARERS are not required to pay for the expenses incurred in the visa processing as part of deployment fees. Otherwise, the company may be liable for illegal recruitment per Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) rules.

Widow of longshoreman killed by snapped ship line files wrongful death suit

Widow of longshoreman killed by snapped ship line files wrongful death suit
Alex Bruell 4 July 2018 https://tdn.com/news/local/widow-of-longshoreman-killed-by-snapped-ship-...

The widow of a 34-year-old longshoreman who died when a mooring line snapped and struck him at the Port of Longview last week has filed a $16 million wrongful death lawsuit against the cargo ship’s corporate owner and managing company.

To support Korea’s 'ailing' shipping industry: Korea Ocean Business Corporation to be launched on July 5

Korea Ocean Business Corporation to be launched on July 5
04/07/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/korea-ocean-business-corporation-to...

Korea Ocean Business Corporation will be launched on July 5 to support Korea’s ailing shipping industry. It is established to follow through on President Moon Jae-in’s campaign pledge to revitalize the shipping industry, which was on the verge of breakdown following the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.

Dubai: DMCA’s Maritime Advisory Council meets to promote maritime sector growth via innovation and enhanced competitiveness

DMCA’s Maritime Advisory Council meets to promote maritime sector growth via innovation and enhanced competitiveness
02/07/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/dmcas-maritime-advisory-council-mee...

U.S. Maritime Sector Among the Jones Act’s Biggest Victims

U.S. Maritime Sector Among the Jones Act’s Biggest Victims
Colin Grabow June 28, 2018 https://www.cato.org/blog/us-maritime-sector-among-jones-acts-biggest-vi...

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry; 29 dead

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry; 29 dead
Associated Press - July 4, 2018 https://www.philstar.com/world/2018/07/04/1830498/passengers-rescued-str...

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, an official said, as the death toll rose to 29.

Philippines releases 11 Bangladeshi seamen

Philippines releases 11 Bangladeshi seamen
July 3rd, 2018 https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/foreign-affairs/2018/07/03/phili...

This file photo, released by Filipino navy, shows the cargo ship Diamond 8 and its crew of different nationalities. photo: Mindanao Examiner

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