1. Record Abandonment Cases
The Mission to Seafarers claims 2017 marked a high point in the number of cases of abandoned crew the charity has handled. In a year-end release issued yesterday, the Revd Canon Andrew Wright, secretary general of the Mission to Seafarers, described 2017 as
a year of challenges and successes. We have seen more seafarers than ever need our help after being abandoned, far from shore, without payment, food and water, Wright noted. Wright has spoken of the damage caused by what he described as this immoral practice.
The average confidence level expressed by respondents was unchanged at the level of 6.2 out of 10.0 recorded in the previous survey in August 2017. Confidence on the part of charterers was significantly up, from 4.7 to 7.7, the highest rating recorded for
this category of respondent since the survey was launched in May 2008 with an overall rating of 6.8. https://goo.gl/W4PGxy
dwt Global Horizon, for $11m from Fairmont Shipping.
coast. Under coastal trading rules introduced in 2012, foreign crew must be paid award rates, as the vessel is working more than two domestic voyages in Australian waters. However, the inspection showed this was not the case.
Doña Paz Tragedy
The Vector was transporting thousands of barrels of petroleum, and the collision caused its cargo to catch fire, which rapidly spread to the ferry. Doña Paz could officially hold 1,518 passengers, manned by a 66-strong crew. However, thousands more people,
not listed on the ships register, were on board. Many were asleep at the time of the collision.
warship aboard their whaler following separate attacks on the UK-flagged MV Ever Dynamic and FV Galerna III, which took place over a 24-hour period on 17-18 November in the Southern Somali Basin in the Indian Ocean. According to evidence, the six suspects
crewed a motor whaler that was supposedly used as a mothership to launch the attacks using a skiff.
South Korean shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine has revealed plans to construct 22,000 TEU containerships in 2018 to boost its competitiveness within the global shipping sector. The announcement came during the companys 2018 strategy meeting, intended to
map out growth strategies for the coming year. This will be the mega-ship building project in accordance with the national expectation for being a leading shipping nation, said YOO. HMM is now located in the good position to be a world-class leading shipping
company by overcoming new environmental regulations starting from 2020.
released this week. Current data shows cruise travel is steadily on the rise with a projected 27.2 million passengers expected to set sail in 2018. In 2017, an estimated 25.8 million passengers cruised compared to a confirmed 24.7 million passengers in 2016,
representing an increase of 20.5 percent over five years from 2011-2016.
of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels or illegally transporting North Korean coal to other countries for exports, the United States said in its proposal. If none of the 15 members of the Security Councils North Korea sanctions committee object
to the ships being designated by Thursday afternoon, the U.S. proposal will be approved.
John Hayes to request urgent clarification on what action is being taken by the UK to ensure that British seafarers will still be able to work on ships registered in other EU member states on the basis of their UK training and qualifications. The move comes
after the European Commission warned of certain legal repercussions for the mutual recognition of seafarers certificates.
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