ReCAAP reports 19% increase in piracy incidents during 2017

ReCAAP reports 19% increase in piracy incidents during 2017
16 January 2018 https://www.safety4sea.com/recaap-reports-19-increase-in-piracy-incident...

Source: ReCAAP

New reporting platform for human rights in maritime launched

New reporting platform for human rights in maritime launched
16 January 2018 https://www.safety4sea.com/new-reporting-platform-for-human-rights-in-ma...

Human Rights at Sea announced a partnership with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, with the launch of the new global platform for recording cases of maritime human rights abuses.

At least 1 killed in vessel collision in Myanmar's western state

At least 1 killed in vessel collision in Myanmar's western state
Xinhua| 2018-01-16 http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/16/c_136900053.htm

YANGON, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed, one injured and four others went missing in a collision involving a cargo ship and a fishing vessel in Pauktaw township, Myanmar's western Rakhine state, said a release of the Home Affairs Ministry Tuesday.

Crew of seized ship Andromeda remanded

Crew of seized ship Andromeda remanded
16 Jan 2018 http://www.ekathimerini.com/224963/article/ekathimerini/news/crew-of-sei...

The eight crew members of the Andromeda, a Tanzania-flagged cargo ship intercepted off Crete earlier this month with hundreds of tons of explosives bound for Libya, were remanded in custody on Tuesday.

Dry cargo ship 'Orka-2' collides with Russia's Yamal landing craft carrier in Aegean Sea

Dry cargo ship collides with Russia's Yamal landing craft carrier in Aegean Sea
2018 January 16 http://en.portnews.ru/digest/19543/

Sputnik reported that the Russian Yamal landing ship and Sierra Leone-flagged dry cargo ship have collided in the Aegean Sea. No one has been injured, the vessels then continued along their planned routes, Viacheslav Trukhachev, a Black Sea Fleet press representative reported.

Concern remains over attacks on shipping to abduct seafarers in Southern Philippines: ReCAAP

Concern remains over attacks on shipping to abduct seafarers in Southern Philippines: ReCAAP
16 January 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/concern-remains-attacks-on-sh...

Although there have been no attacks on shipping in the southern Philippines to kidnap crew since April 2017 anti-piracy body ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre says the situation in the Sulu - Celebes Sea area remains a cause for concern.

More than half of Danish shipping companies hit by cyber-crime

More than half of Danish shipping companies hit by cyber-crime
Grace Johansson January 16, 2018 https://www.scmagazineuk.com/more-than-half-of-danish-shipping-companies...

A survey by the shipping association of the CEO panel comprising of 26 senior executives revealed that the majority of Danish shipping companies - 69 percent - had been hit by cyber-crime according to a report in SMN.

Bunker industry faces crunch point over IMO sulfur move

Bunker industry faces crunch point over IMO sulfur move
16 Jan 2018 https://www.platts.com/latest-news/shipping/london/bunker-industry-faces...

The global bunker industry looks set for a pivotal year in 2018 as buyers and sellers come under increasing pressure to decide how to respond to impending emissions limit cuts.

Pinoy crew of 'MV Ikan Luding' ship moored off North East England cared for

The chief officer of a ship anchored North of the Tyne, Northeast England, has sent a thank you note to the port chaplain of local seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea who visited the crew and delivered presents over Christmas.


Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) Tyne port chaplain Paul Atkinson with a group of Filipno crew (not from MV Ikan Luding) - Photo Credit: Apostleship of the Sea (AoS)

Crew welfare improved by new entertainment package

Crew welfare improved by new entertainment package
Martyn Wingrove 15 Jan 2018 http://www.marinemec.com/news/view,crew-welfare-improved-by-new-entertai...

Global Eagle Entertainment has introduced OceanPrime TV, as a live television solution that was specifically designed for the commercial maritime market. This provides coverage for live access to sports, news and other TV channels over many of the global shipping routes.

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