Monthly Archives: March 2022

SHIPS STRANDED IN UKRAINE AS CONFLICT SLOWS UN EFFORTS FOR ‘MARITIME CORRIDOR’

30 MAR 2022 With more than 1,000 seafarers stranded on ships in Ukrainian ports and food supplies running low, the United Nations is pressing for their safe passage out of danger but security risks and disagreements are hobbling those efforts, maritime sources say. Russia’s military took control of waterways when …

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FRENCH COURT ORDERS THE RELEASE OF RUSSIAN-OWNED BULKER

29 MAR 2022             A French court has ordered the release of the Russian bulk carrier Pola Ariake from the port of Lorient, where she has been held since early March. The Pola Ariake arrived at Lorient on February 27, three days after the start of the invasion of Ukraine. She is owned by …

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HYUNDAI SUES EU OVER REJECTION OF SHIPBUILDING MERGER

28 MAR 2022  South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries announced that it has filed a legal challenge to the European Commission’s decision earlier this year to block the planned merger of its shipbuilding operations with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Confirmation of the lawsuit came however as Hyundai said it …

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BRITAIN TO FORCE FERRY OPERATORS TO PAY MINIMUM WAGE AFTER P&O DEBACLE

27 MAR 2022 Britain said on Monday it will force ferry operators docking in its ports to pay the minimum wage as it stepped up pressure on P&O Ferries to rehire 800 workers who the company fired without notice in favor of cheaper staff. P&O, which is owned by Dubai ports firm …

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INDIA PLANS TO DOUBLE IMPORTS OF RUSSIAN COAL

26 MAR 2022 India is leaning toward continuing to import coking coal from Russia, the steel minister said on Sunday, seeming to buck a global trend to shun Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. “We are moving in the direction of importing coking coal from Russia,” Ramchandra Prasad Singh told …

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NORTH P&I AND STANDARD CLUB MAKE PLANS FOR INSURANCE MEGA-MERGER

23 MAR 2022  North P&I and Standard Club are discussing the details of a merger to create one of the largest providers of mutual cover in the maritime industry. The combined club would provide cover for vessels totaling about 400 million GT. “Standard Club and North now have the opportunity to …

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FISHERMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULTING THREE CREWMATES AND KILLING ONE

22 MAR 2022  A former crewmember of the scallop vessel Captain Billy Haver has pleaded guilty to attacking three crewmates and killing one in an onboard rampage in 2018. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, attacked three of his crewmates with a hammer and a knife in the Haver’s shucking house while the Haver was under way …

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SUSTAINABLE CATCH: NAVIGATING GLOBAL FISHERIES CRIME

21 MAR 2022  A fish consumed in Australia could be caught near Palau, by a Thai vessel with a Cambodian crew, shipped to a packing plant in Vietnam and sold to a distributor in Taiwan before reaching the   market. The global scope of fisheries management makes it a contested area …

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