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Social Dumping in European Shipping Industry Escalates8 hours 47 minutes ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 08:09
The exploitation of loopholes to cut pay in the European shipping industry has taken yet another turn this week as another major company has threatened to flag-out its fleet in order to cut pay – arguing that meeting nationally controlled rates of pay is no longer “economically feasible”. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sex assault on cruise ships ‘all too common’, US hearing told9 hours 2 minutes ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:54
Sexual assault is "far too common" on cruise ships serving US ports, despite the cheerful image of fun on the high seas promoted by cruise lines, a Senate committee heard Wednesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cargo at Abu Dhabi ports increased by 37%9 hours 12 minutes ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:44
General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports has increased by 37% this year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes9 hours 16 minutes ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:40
A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Top 10 reasons to love the ocean9 hours 53 minutes ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:03
We need to protect our beautiful oceans and the ecosystems within from overfishing and pollution (which you can help to do by adding your name to the petition to defend our oceans) Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Italy's cruise ship wreck begins final voyage1 day 4 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 12:53
Italy's once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise ship embarked on its last voyage on Wednesday, as tug boats began towing it from island wreck site to scrapyard grave in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
From Container Ships to Ferries LNG Is Growing as Power for Freight and Passenger Vessels 1 day 7 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 09:38
Lloyd’s Register (LR) might be the oldest known operation of its type but one doesn’t continue to be successful in any field for as long as Lloyd’s, which can trace it’s history back over 250 years, unless one is prepared to move with the times and evolve as the face of business changes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Alaska project files to export LNG1 day 7 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 09:20
Alaska LNG project sponsors filed July 18 for federal permission to export liquefied natural gas for 30 years from a $45 billion to $65 billion development that includes a pipeline across Alaska and an LNG plant in the Nikiski area. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Crystal Cruises Northwest Passage2 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 11:19
The “World’s Best” Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage – one so mysterious and remote (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle), that explorers spent centuries seeking the passage, until it was first completed successfully by Roald Amundsen just over 100 years ago. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Millions of tiny Lego pieces lost at sea more than 17 years ago are still washing up on Cornish beac2 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 11:04
Tiny cutlasses, dragons and daisies are washing up on pristine Cornish beaches, nearly two decades after they were lost at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Body of Fugitive South Korea Ferry Tycoon 'Found by Police': Report2 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 10:59
South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive business tycoon wanted after the Sewol ferry sank in April killing hundreds, a report said Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Great Barrier Reef's decline buried in government reports, says agency2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 08:01
Australia’s marine research agency has warned that the government has downplayed the declining health of the Great Barrier Reef and there is “clear potential for conflicts of interest” in development decisions. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Costa Concordia almost ready for final voyage3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 21, 2014 07:30
The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mumbai ONGC gas leak under control3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 21, 2014 07:21
Engineers from the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have successfully found the gas leak in the Sagar Uday oil platform and are waiting for the weather to clear so that it can be plugged. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Four people hurt in Isle of Wight ferry accident3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 21, 2014 07:18
Four people are being treated in hospital after the upper deck of a car ferry collapsed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese spy ship arrives at giant U.S.-led naval exercise off the coast of Hawaii3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 21, 2014 07:13
A giant U.S.-led naval exercise with 22 nations from around the world got an unexpected visitor on Sunday — a Chinese spy ship perched in international waters. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World Bank and Kazakhstan plan further improvements in the Northern Aral Sea area6 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 18, 2014 07:17
During the visit to Kyzylorda region last week, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Saroj Kumar Jha and Vice-Minister of Environment and Water Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerlan Nyssanbayev discussed opportunities for continued cooperation for realization of the second phase of the Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Project. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Prosecutors Freeze More Assets of Fugitive Ferry Owner6 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 18, 2014 07:04
Prosecutors have applied for court approval to freeze an additional W34.4 billion worth of real estate, stocks and other assets owned by fugitive ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon and his family (US$1=W1,028). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
American Club extends E-Learning assistance to ship operators and crew6 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 18, 2014 07:03
The American P&I Club has added to its library of e-learning modules released in co-operation with IDESS IT in the Philippines. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stealthgas Inc. Announces New Vessel Acquisitions6 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 18, 2014 06:58
Stealthgas Inc. a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced as part of its fleet expansion program the acquisition of four newbuilding LPG vessels. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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