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Oil & Gas Security Consultant Job - Petroplan Houston

Oil & Gas Security Consultant - Fly in/Fly Out Offshore West Coast America - ContractOur client, a business process controls corporation with a global presence and a consistent supplier to the Oil & Gas industry, are currently recruiting for an Oil & Gas Security consultant to join them a contract basis with Fly in/Fly…
I WANT TO GO HOME: Slaves from Myanmar lean over the deck of their fishing trawler at the port in Benjina, Indonesia. "I want to go home. We all do," one man called out in Burmese, a cry repeated by others. "Our parents haven't heard from us for a long time. I'm sure they think we are dead."

'Our lives are in the hands of the Lord of Death': investigating modern-day slavery

Last updated Wed Mar 25 21:21:47 UTC 2015DITA ALANGKARA / APMODERN SLAVES: Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. They said they lived on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big enough to lie down…
A sleeping area used by unpaid fishermen from Myanmar when their trawlers dock to unload fish at the port in Benjina, Indonesia. Photo / AP

Seafood from slaves - Fishermen locked in cages - Business

Play nowDon't auto playNever auto playThe Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets…

Latin American & Caribbean offshore taskforce group launched

sector. This is a historic event. McVicar  is also attending the meeting. workers.

World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe - Quincy Herald-Whig

DUBLIN (AP) - Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by sea or land, with payments to trafficking gangs.Frontex…

By land or by sea: Huddled masses of Africa, Asia, Middle East use 4 routes to European Union

DUBLIN –  Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by sea or land, with payments to trafficking gangs.Frontex, the EU agency that helps member nations detect migrants on the bloc's frontiers…

Modern odyssey: Africans seeking new life in Europe make epic trek through Balkans' back door

VELES, Macedonia –  This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi's dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began.As club-wielding police closed in, the 31-year-old from Ivory Coast couldn't keep up with her fellow migrants. Not after more than a week of treacherous hikes through mud and bone-chilling rain…

Oil Shippers Poised to Profit as Demand for Storage Rises

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investors might be fleeing oil stocks because of falling prices and shrinking profits but they should take another look at oil shippers. A profitable opportunity, known as a contango, is developing. The spot price of oil is less than its future price, which is driving up rental rates for oil tankers by as much as 70% from a year ago.

UPDATE: 21 dead, 21 missing after ferry capsizes in Myanmar

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (CNN) — Twenty-one people are dead and 21 missing after a ferry capsized in the Southeast Asia nation of Myanmar.Myanmar’s Ministry of Information said in a statement that the ship capsized Friday night as it sailed, in bad weather conditions, around the city of Sittwe. That’s when a large wave crashed into the ferry…

34 dead as Myanmar ferry capsizes | National News

At least 34 people are dead after a ferry capsized off the Southeast Asia nation of Myanmar, the country's state-run daily said Saturday, citing a police source.The state-owned passenger ferry Aung Ta Gon-3 had 214 passengers and crew on board, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar. Myanmar's Ministry of Information said in a statement that the ship capsized Friday night as it sailed…

34 dead as Myanmar ferry capsizes | U.S./World News

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (CNN) - At least 34 people are dead after a ferry capsized off the Southeast Asia nation of Myanmar, the country's state-run daily said Saturday, citing a police source.The state-owned passenger ferry Aung Ta Gon-3 had 214 passengers and crew on board, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar. Myanmar's…

Dozens of crew members killed after Russian freezer trawler sinks off the east coast

156shares 24View commentsA freezer trawler has sunk in a peninsula off the coast of Russia, killing at least 56 crew members.A massive rescue operation involving more than 1,300 people is now underway after the ship, carrying an international crew of 132, sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in just 15 minutes.Rescued crew members reported that the ship…

AVEVA Inspires the Next Generation of Korean Ship Designers

AVEVA Marine and AVEVA Bocad licences to be used in over 20 academic institutionsSeoul, Korea – AVEVA announced today that AVEVA Marine and AVEVA Bocad software licences will be deployed in Korean Universities and schools to encourage the ongoing development of the local Marine industry. Students will be introduced to the…

Contract Administrator Job - Petroplan Houston

Contract Administrator - Oil & Gas - Major Upstream Producer/Operator - Contract - HoustonOur client, a market leading Operator with a global presence within the Oil & Gas industry, are currently recruiting for a Contract Administrator to join them on a long term contract basis. This role is based in Houston, Texas within…

Temando Raises $50 Million Series B Round to Continue Expansion in the U.S., U.K. and France

London, England (PRWEB UK) 9 April 2015 Temando, the leading fulfillment software platform for eCommerce, today announced it has raised a $50 million Series B investment from Neopost S.A. Temando will use the funds for product development and to continue its rapid growth in the United States and United Kingdom by leveraging Neoposts global reach.
Chevron firefighters, from left, Anthony Gloria and Captain Daniel Hopkins attack a training fire on a cargo ship simulator during a demonstration at an

New maritime training safety facility unveiled in Richmond

RICHMOND -- Emergency responders from around California and elsewhere on the West Coast will soon be flocking here to learn about responding to fires and other major incidents at sea at a new safety and security center unveiled Wednesday.The facility, a joint project of California State University's Maritime Academy, based in Vallejo…

EU to ban owners from scrapping ships on South Asian beaches

simple tools such as blowtorches. largest stretch of ship-breaking beaches, in Gujarat. published next year. facility is huge. empty yards in Europe. ocean-going ships passed through European facilities in 2014.Haiderali G. were misplaced. can then scrap it at a non-approved facility. done by machines. Wyntin, head of recycling.

Engineering Manager - Subsea Controls Job -

Opportunity to join a Global Oil and Gas company on a permanent basis in the Houston area.. Our client is looking to hire a Subsea Controls Engineering Manager.Key responsibilities will include:* Drives development of Subsea controls products and improvement of existing products through innovation, testing and other R&D…

Le discours intégral du Budget 2015-2016 du ministre des Finances Vishnu Lutcmeenaraidoo

Mauritius at the Crossroad INTRODUCTION Madam Speaker, at the outset I wish to place on record that I have had very fruitful meetings with various stakeholders during the recent Budget consultation exercise. I extend my thanks to all those who have participated, for their views and suggestions. Indeed, their contribution has been most helpful in today’s Budget presentation.
FILE PHOTO - Hapag-Lloyd is the second container shipping line to pull out of the Port of Portland this year after Hanjin Shipping.

Second shipping line quits Port of Portland

The Port of Portland has lost its second container shipping company this year. Hapag-Lloyd has decided to stop services Terminal 6, according to its operator, ICTSI Oregon. Earlier this year, Hanjin Shipping announced it would stop servicing Oregon's only deep water port terminal, too. Together, Hanjin Shipping and Hapag-Lloyd made up almost all of the terminal's business.