Hellenic Unions to Launch Another 48-Hour Strike

Image Courtesy: Port of Piraeus

Hellenic Crew Union and the Towage and Salvage Crew Union of Piraeus have announced a new 48-hour strike in Greece ...

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Happy New Year 2016!

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World Maritime News team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also ...

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Spotted: Pacific Aria Debuts in Cairns

Image Courtesy: Carnival Corporation

Australia’s latest cruise ship Pacific Aria, owned by cruise company P&O Cruises, made her maiden call to ...

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Japan to Resume Whaling in the Antartic

Japan to Resume Whaling in the Antartic1

Japan has announced plans to send its whaling fleet to the Antarctic Ocean under its new scaled-down scientific ...

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Report: Hijackers of Iranian Fishing Boat Killed

Update Somali Pirates Killed, Hostages Freed

Several Somali pirates were killed in an armed clash with security forces off the coast of Somalia on Sunday, ...

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Tuna Fishers to Pay USD 1 Million for Pago Pago Oil Spill

Tuna Fishers to Pay USD 1 Million for Pago Pago Oil Spill

U.S. tuna fishing companies jointly known as Tri-Marine have agreed to pay USD 1.05 million in civil penalties and ...

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US and Indonesia Sign MOU on Maritime Cooperation

US and Indonesia Sign MOU on Maritime Cooperation

The United States and Indonesia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Maritime Cooperation to further ...

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NYK Boxship Rescues 7 Filipino Fishermen

NYK Boxship Rescues 7 Filipino Fishermen

The 2,700 TEU container ship NYK Joanna rescued seven fishermen in distress off the coast of the Philippines on ...

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ABS Releases First Guide for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels

ABS Releases First Guide for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels

Houston-based American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published the world’s first guide for SOx scrubber ...

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Island States Urge Action Against Rising Seas

President Peter M. Christian of Micronesia

Islands States from the Pacific and Caribbean took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on October ...

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EC Warns Comoros and Taiwan over Illegal Fishing

European Commission Warns Comoros and Taiwan over Illegal Fishing

The European Commission has warned the Comoros and Taiwan with yellow cards, saying that they risk being identified ...

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IMO Launches Maritime Energy Efficiency Project

IMO Singapore

The Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP), which aims to support increased uptake and ...

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Infographic: Maritime Piracy in 2015

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Interested in how many piracy incidents have taken place this year? The following infographic provides you with key ...

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Singapore Navy Saves 5 from Capsized Trawler

Singaporean Navy Saves 5 from Capsized Trawler

Singaporean Navy rescued five fishermen after their Malaysian-registered trawler capsized some 7 nautical miles ...

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5 Dead, 4 Missing in Vessel Collision off Taiwan

5 Dead, 4 Missing in Vessel Collision off Taiwan

Five fishermen died and four have been missing since last Friday morning when their fishing boat collided with a ...

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Norway Chooses Five Pilot Green Coastal Shipping Projects

Norway Chooses Five Pilot Green Coastal Shipping Projects

DNV GL and its partners from the Norwegian maritime industry and the Norwegian authorities have presented the five ...

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Bulker Collides with Fishing Boat off Malaysia

Venus

Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier M/V Venus, managed by Greece-based Super Eco Bulkers, collided with a fishing vessel ...

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Populations of Marine Vertebrates Halved in Last Decades

Populations of Marine Vertebrates Halved in Last Decades

A new report released by the World Wide Fund for Nature reveals an alarming decline in marine biodiversity over the ...

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Strike to Close Finnish Ports on Friday

Strike to Close Finnish Ports on Friday

All activities at Finnish ports could grind to a halt this Friday, September 18, if the Transport Workers Union ...

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China Turning Major Shipping Hubs into Emission Control Areas

Port of Shanghai

China issued a plan to cut sulphur dioxide emissions from ships in the Bohai Sea, the Pearl River Delta, and the ...

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Sweden to Introduce Tonnage Tax

Sweden to Introduce Tonnage Tax

The government of Sweden has proposed the introduction of a tonnage tax system aiming to level the playing field ...

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Commercial Ships of 2030 Will Be Smart, Green and Connected

Commercial Ships of 2030 Will Be Smart, Green and Connected

The marine technology of 2030 will combine developments from multiple scientific disciplines in ways that could ...

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Ten Dead, Eight Missing After Fishing Boat Capsizes off Jeju

Ten Dead, Eight Missing After Fishing Boat Capsizes off Jeju

Ten people died and eight were reportedly missing after a fishing boat capsized off the southern coast of South ...

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At Least 14 Dead After Boat Capsizes off Malaysia

Boat Carrying Around 100 People Capsizes off Malaysia

At least 14 people died and 19 have been rescued after a wooden boat crammed with scores of people capsized ...

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New Zealand Faces Expected Ship Officer Shortages Head-On

New Zealand Faces Expected Ship Officer Shortage Head On

Worldwide shortages of over 42,500 officers expected by 2019 has prompted New Zealand’s maritime industry and ...

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ITLOS to Hear Asia Maritime Disputes in Singapore

ITLOS to Hear Asia Maritime Disputes in Singapore

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and Singapore’s Ministry of Law have signed a Joint ...

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Iranian Fishermen Flee from Somali Pirates

Iranian Fishermen Flee from Somali Pirates

An Iranian fishing dhow and its crew members managed to escape from Somali pirates after being held hostage ...

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