Index, produced by the Walk Free Foundation and the International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), starts by saying: It is a confronting reality that even in the present day, men, women and children
all over the world remain victims of modern slavery. Over 40 million men, women, and children worldwide are trapped in modern slavery, around 25 million in forced labor.
through and deposits are being forfeited due to many buyers being unable to register their ships in time for a new September 1 deadline issued by Beijing. Buyers in China cannot import ships for domestic trades unless
they are at least Tier II compliant, built in 2011 or later or retrofitted.
botched rescue and the toll of children in one of Asias most technically advanced economies shocked and angered South Koreans, and the administration of former President Park Geun-hye was the focus of much of the ire. The
ferry was structurally unsound, overloaded and traveling too fast on a turn when it capsized off the southwest coast on April 16, 2014, investigators have said.
four-fifths of readers think newbuild prices will continue to rise over the coming 18 months, although by how much is keenly debated. Newbuilding prices have been on an upward trajectory over the last 12 months, driven by the
interplay between a rising orderbook, shipyard consolidation, rising dry bulk freight rates and a hike in construction costs.
and Drew have agreed to abandon the transaction, initiated in April 2017, and settled on a termination fee of $20m.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) had banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Shandong Hai Wang for one year from Australian waters after it was discovered that crew had been deliberately underpaid. The ITF
welcomes the action by the AMSA, saying it is the kind of enforcement that seafarers deserve from all authorities in all countries at all times.
danger arises when people go through the procedure, but do not think about what they are doing. I recall a scene from my own childhood in which my little brother, about to cross a road, said, out loud, Look right, look left. Look right again without doing
any such thing, and, still looking straight ahead, stepped into the path of an oncoming truck.
of collision. The incident occurred in the Tasman Sea, when Beijing Bridge was en route to Melbourne. There were no injuries or pollution reported by either vessel. The fishing vessel suffered substantial damage to its hull
but was able to make its way unassisted to a nearby port. The container ship resumed its passage and berthed in Melbourne later the same day.
amphibious vehicle was carrying 31 passengers including children when a microburst storm hit Table Rock Lake outside Branson, raising waves that battered the vessel and ultimately caused it to capsize. More than three
dozen people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water in the United States over the past two decades.
identical complaints that the same plaintiffs lawyers had filed against Chevron on behalf of the cities of San Francisco and Oakland. The court decision addresses a lawsuit filed by the City of New York City against BP,
Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell that seeks to hold the oil and gas companies responsible for potential future damage to the city from climate change.
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