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MCA informs of UK Vessel Traffic Services

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The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a Merchant Shipping Notice, concerning the Vessel Traffic Services and identifying the UK VTS centres, ahead of the requiring compliance by shipping with regulations 6 and 7 of the Merchant Shipping Regulations 2004.

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Allianz: Safety & Shipping Review 2017

According to the report, cyber, autonomous shipping and piracy risks are the current major concerns for the industry as economic pressures challenge budgets. 85 large ships lost worldwide in 2016, down 50% over a decade. Top losses were reported in South China and Southeast Asia and now East Mediterranean region is considered as the top incident hotspot.

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ITF guide on MLC gets updated

Earlier this June, the ITF released an updated version of its guide for seafarers to the ILO Maritime Labour Convention incorporating latest amendments. This landmark Convention gives to seafarers the right for a safe and secure workplace, where safety standards are complied with, where they have fair terms of employment and decent living and working conditions.

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Ten years passed since the Pasha Bulker grounding

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The 2017 marks ten years since the grounding of "Pasha Bulker", on 8 June 2007, off Newcastle. Pasha Bulker got underway after dragging its anchor in the strong gale. With both its anchors in their hawse pipes and all of its machinery operational, Pasha Bulker grounded on Nobbys Beach. All of the ship’s crew were evacuated by helicopter that afternoon.

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Illegal fishing in Africa is threat to human security

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Africa Center issued a report, entitled "Criminality in Africa’s Fishing Industry: A Threat to Human Security", where it informs that the weak accountability of Africa’s fisheries sector enables unsustainable exploitation by foreign fishing firms and undercuts the political will needed to build more robust surveillance and prosecutorial capacity.

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