Jan
21

Market Conditions Ripe for Vessel New build Purchase

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN MARITIME NEWS
New tactics being used as it becomes cheaper to cancel deals andre-order elsewhere   Michelle Wiese Bockmann - Monday 18 January 2010 INCREASING numbers of Greek shipowners have used aggressive new tactics to successfully force cash-starved Asian shipyards to keep lowering newbuilding contract prices, as plummeting values make it economical to cancel an older contract o...
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Jan
14

Philippines introduces compulsory seafarer anti piracy training

BY PAUL SHERWOOD  |  POSTED IN MARITIME NEWS
Compulsory courses will start from next week commencing 18/01/2009.  We confirm our compliance which has been implemented by our senior training officer in Manila in addition to our regular pre-deployment briefs. The Philippines government has introduced mandatory anti-piracy training for their seafarers. The training will include techniques to prevent pirates from boarding vessels,...
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