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Garrets International and Sailors’ Society Scholarship Enables Student To Pursue Career At Sea
July 4, 2018

Cruise ship 'Forever Lucky' with illegal job recruits held, many with expertise in making “lechon” (roast pig)

Cruise ship with illegal job recruits held
Greg Refraccion - July 04, 2018 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1006849/cruise-ship-with-illegal-job-recrui...

ORION, Bataan — Authorities have stopped a ship from sailing off to Micronesia with 139 Filipinos who were allegedly illegally recruited to work abroad, many of them with expertise in making “lechon” (roast pig).

Crew of NGO ship impounded in Malta sound alarm as search and rescue co-operation founders in Mediterranean

Crew of NGO ship impounded in Malta sound alarm as search and rescue co-operation founders in Mediterranean
July 4, 2018 https://theconversation.com/crew-of-ngo-ship-impounded-in-malta-sound-al...

General cargo ship abandoned, sinking in South China Sea

General cargo ship abandoned, sinking in South China sea
Mikhail Voytenko July 5, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/07/05/general-cargo-ship-abandoned-sink...

“Chios Freedom”: Pirates Attack Greek Cargo Ship Near Persian Gulf

Pirates Attack Greek Cargo Ship Near Persian Gulf (photos)
Tasos Kokkinidis -Jul 5, 2018 http://world.greekreporter.com/2018/07/05/pirates-attack-greek-cargo-shi...

A Greek cargo ship was attacked by armed pirates as she was sailing in the Gulf of Oman earlier this week.

“Chios Freedom” was attacked by at least 12 gunmen aboard three speedboats off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Camel rescued in Kuwait after falling from cargo ship

Camel rescued in Kuwait after falling from cargo ship
5 July 2018 https://www.arabianindustry.com/supply-chain/news/2018/jul/5/pic-camel-r...

A camel that fell from a livestock carrier into the sea near Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait has been rescued from drowning, reports Al-Rai daily.

A spokesperson of Kuwait Ports Authority Dr Yahya Abdal explained that the camel had arrived via ship from Doha along with 24 other crossbred camels.

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.

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