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Martime Industry Responds to Typhoon in the Philippines

| Maritime News | 14/11/2013

Shipowner groups, unions, and welfare organisations are pulling together in response to the devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. One of the main concerns is for Filipino seafarers, who represent over 20% of the world’s seafarers, to be able to contact their families and loved ones back home. Already, the Mission to Seafarers and Sailors Society are providing free phone cards, sims, and wifi to Filipino seafarers who visit their centres all over the world. The Seafarers’ Emergency Fund, administered by ISWAN, is providing funds for seafarer centres around the world to facilitate free phone calls and wifi for Filipino seafarers to call back home.

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ICS elected new Chairman

| Maritime News | 03/06/2012

Masamichi Morooka ICS   The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) elected new Chairman on 28th May 2012 during the Annual General Meeting in Port Douglas, Queensland. The new Director of the international trade association for shipowners is Mr Masamichi Morooka (Japan). He replaces the ex-chairman Spyros M Polemis (Greece), who decided to release the position after 6 years in the office of ICS. The ex-chairman will continue to assist to the new Director of ICS and will be his deputy in next few months, until Mr Masamichi Morooka fully gets the all responsibility and functions of his position.

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