FEATURE: Italian cruise/ferry market developments

After the European summer season, which has seen the introduction of several ferries on the Italian market, such as Pascal Lota for Corsica Sardinia Ferries and Moby Dada and Moby Niki for Moby Lines; some refurbishment work (such as for the twins Sharden and Nuraghes for Tirrenia); and an increase of passenger traffic, the autumn/winter season promises a series of developments: new ships, new routes, new charters and restyling to make ships more eco-friendly.

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FEATURE: Tri-border maritime cooperation foundering

The tri-border area (TBA) between Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia in the Sulu and Celebes seas has witnessed a spate of increasingly audacious hijackings since March 2016. By the end of June 2017, 23 actual or attempted incidents had occurred, with 59 crew members abducted. Of these mariners, 30 have since been released, nine rescued and two killed. As of this writing, 18 remain in captivity.

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