Teen Mothers in Paraguay

Ten-year-old Mainumby became front-page news in April in Paraguay, the South American nation.  She first complained of stomach ache in January and three months later, a hospital doctor scanned the child, which revealed her...

Fire In California Displace Thousands

California witnessed devastating blazes recently: Valley Fire,  Butte Fire and Rough Fire to name a few.  Valley Fire, started on Saturday in Lake County, north of San Francisco in Northern California, due to high...

[Watch] Animated Maritime Labour Convention,2006

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW0_MmEO7o4&feature=youtu.be Topic of the video : Overview of MLC, 2006 Producer : Seafarers Rights International (SRI) Commissioned and funded : International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Maritime Labour Convention is an International Labour Organisation Convention established in 2006.  It is considered as the fourth pillar...

Oil Spill at Malta Freeport

Incident : Oil Spill Date : Thursday, 10th September 2015 Location : Malta Freeport Cause : Failure of hose Transport Malta Personnel were alerted about an oil spill on 10th September.  They immediately boomed basins of terminal 1 and 2 to arrest the...

Fire in Cargo Ship at MICT

Incident  : Fire in Ship Vessel  :  M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship Date :  September 12, 2015 Place :  Anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) The cargo is reported to have caught fire while being anchored at...

Industry Forum Propounds LNG As Marine Fuel Of The Future.

Event : Forum Date : 7th September 2015 Topic : LNG as a Marine Fuel: Addressing the Challenges Chief Guest : Chris Clucas, Corporate Expert – Liquefied Gas for BSM and the President of the Society for Gas as a Marine...

8th Asia Bunker Forum – Singapore

Asia Bunker Forum is an international industry event, covering all the major bunker markets in Asia like Singapore, China, UAE, Japan, Korea and India, etc.  In the past 8 years, ABF’s footprint has spread...

A Canal To Bypass Strait Of Hormuz

The political tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the control of shipments on the Strait of Hormuz has led Saudi Arabia to plan construction of a water canal in Yemen.  The proposed canal...

MOL Becomes Member of MACN

MACN is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.  Established in 2011, and formalized in...

ILO Releases Fourth Revised Edition FAQs on MLC, 2006

The MLC, 2006 entered into force on 20 August 2013 and, as of March 2015 has been ratified by 66 countries representing more than 80 percent of the world gross tonnage of ships. The two...