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Phillipines President Duterte asks China for help against piracy

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has come out to openly suggest that China send assets help in the fight against Islamic State-linked militants in not only its troubled southern region but also in other commercially critical trade lanes such as the Malacca Straits, wires and local media reported. Local reports quoted him as saying at a […]

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2017 read more

China coal demand key uncertainty for dry bulk shipping in 2017: SGX

Demand for coal from China is likely to remain the key uncertainty for dry bulk shipping in 2017 according to the Singapore Exchange (SGX). SGX noted in its monthly dry freight report that Chinese coal demand had been one of the main surprises for the market in 2016. “Looking forward, that same dark cloud of […]

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2017 read more

Ship arrested as UK cruise firm folds

  The Bahamas flagged cruise ship Voyager, which was arrested in Singapore last month after UK – based All leisure Group went into administration. The company – which owned the Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery brands – also operated the Bahamas – registered Minerva and said the move into administration had been made as […]

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2017 read more

UFS graces PAMTCI Convention

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  The United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) is among the panelists in the recently concluded “Consultative Meeting with Stakeholders on Quality Training Through Minimum Standardized Course Fees in Safety Courses” of the Philippine Association of Maritime Training Centers, Inc. (PAMTCI) held on February 9, 2017 at the AMOSUP Convention Hall in Intramuros, Manila. Representatives from various […]

Posted by: on Feb 09, 2017 read more

Eight Crew Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

A total of eight seafarers were kidnapped by pirates from their vessel BBC Caribbean in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, according to the Embassy of Russian Federation in Nigeria. The pirates abducted seven citizens of Russia and a citizen of Ukraine from the 2008-built general cargo ship while it was some 120 nautical miles west-southwest of Bonny […]

Posted by: on Feb 09, 2017 read more

Pinoy sailor dies on board ship: report

A Filipino seafarer has died aboard a cargo ship bound for North Africa, an online news report stated. According to The Royal Gazette, the cargo ship Golden Taurus was forced to divert to Bermuda to disembark the dead Filipino crew member described to be 21-years old. No information was given as to the medical condition […]

Posted by: on Feb 08, 2017 read more