The Future of the Modern Seafarers’ Profession

The Future of the Modern Seafarers’ Profession
The European Community Shipowners' Association 2018-06-25 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/the-future-of-the-modern-s...

The shipping industry is back – and it has big implications for the global economy

The shipping industry is back – and it has big implications for the global economy
22/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-shipping-industry-is-back-and-i...

You may not realise it, but nearly everything from toys to power tools that you buy at Wal-Mart, Takashimaya (in Singapore), or Hudson’s Bay (in Canada) is shipped months before from ports in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea
26/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipping-industry-increasingly-worr...

The global trade association for ship operators – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by ships at sea.

Chinese vessel sinks off Vietnam’s northern coast

Chinese vessel sinks off Vietnam’s northern coast
Minh Cuong June 24, 2018 https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/chinese-vessel-sinks-off-vietnam-s-nor...

Crew rescued but oil spill and frozen meat cargo threaten marine environment off the coast of Quang Ninh province.

Editorial: Salute to seafarers

Editorial: Salute to seafarers
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1749595/Davao/Opinion/Editorial-Salute...

TODAY, June 25, is the Day of the Seafarer, a recognized observance by the United Nations, in recognition of the growing number of seafarers with the globalization of the economy.

Hyundai Heavy runs out of offshore work

Hyundai Heavy runs out of offshore work
Jason Jiang June 22nd, 2018 https://splash247.com/hyundai-heavy-suspend-offshore-facility/

South Korean shipbuilding major Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced that it will suspend work at its offshore facility in August due to a lack of new orders.

“We cannot afford to run the offshore facility until we secure new orders,” HHI said in a statement today.

Odfjell tanker spills fuel after hitting pier at Port of Rotterdam

Odfjell tanker spills fuel after hitting pier at Port of Rotterdam
Jason Jiang June 25th, 2018 https://splash247.com/odfjell-tanker-spills-fuel-hitting-pier-port-rotte...

A product tanker operated by Norwegian owner Odfjell struck a jetty at the Port of Rotterdam on Saturday.

The 1996-built 37,500 dwt tanker Bow Jubail ruptured its hull in the incident and released around 220 tons of bunker fuel into the water. No injuries were reported in the incident.

No hands on deck? Washington state maritime labor is headed for a retirement cliff

No hands on deck? Washington state maritime labor is headed for a retirement cliff
Scott Greenstone June 23, 2018 https://www.bendbulletin.com/business/6329375-151/no-hands-on-deck

When Capt. Ken Penwell’s son was looking for a job, Penwell offered to get him work as a deckhand. Penwell captains hopper dredges for Seattle’s Manson Construction, sucking up dirt and clay from river beds.

But Kyle Penwell didn’t want to go into his father’s career.

Captain drank, left bridge unmanned: Vessel ran aground

Captain drank, left bridge unmanned: Vessel ran aground
https://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=29596:cap...

JUNE 22, 2018 — A report just issued by the U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch underscores the case for simply keeping booze off ships.

Cruise ship with hundreds on board loses control, strikes several sailboats

Cruise ship with hundreds on board loses control, strikes several sailboats
June 22, 2018 http://abc13.com/cruise-ship-loses-control-strikes-several-sailboats-/36...

BOSTON, Massachusetts (KTRK) -- A man was forced to leap-frog to save his life when a Boston cruise ship filled with hundreds of eighth graders lost control.

The ship set out as an end-of-school year celebration for the kids on Thursday.

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