Somali pirate releases raise concerns

The release of a group of Somali pirates from Kenyan prisons has sparked concerns about where they are likely to go next.
Fourteen of the 164 Somali pirates currently serving time in Kenya prisons are to be released and repatriated next month.
They follow 64 others recently sent back to Somalia

Ningbo Marine president resigns

Shanghai-listed Ningbo Marine announced on 13 July that its president Chu Min has resigned because of a job change.
Chu has also quit as the director of strategic committee, and the board agreed that vice-president Yao Cheng will step up until a new president is selected.
Born in 1956, Chu is a

Italy reappoints Taranto port boss

The Italian government has reappointed the president of Taranto port authority in a holding role ahead of the approval of national ports reform legislation that will make the authorities regional entities and reduce their number to 13.
The mandate of Taranto port boss Sergio Prete is due to end

One dead after two vessels collide

Two general cargo ships collided in the early morning of 13 July near the Xiaoban Men channel of Zhoushan archipelago in China, leaving one dead and another missing.
At 00:15 h local time on 13 July, China-flagged 4,071 dwt Wan Li 8 collided with Sierra Leone-flagged 5,287 dwt Heng Run, local