Chinese seafarer’s biggest subscriber to maritime social media website and app.

The maritime social network app eMaritime Exchange has recently seen a huge increase in the number of users in the Asian maritime community, and they appear to immediately engaging in the forum conversation. It is believed that the majority of users are interested mostly in searching for jobs and the as well as reading the industry news page.

The eMaritime Exchange website has been live for almost three years and was developed into a mobile app in early 2017, the recent increase in users downloading and using the app has come as a surprise to the developers with further investigation as to why this has occurred currently going on.

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Cargo Ship Splits in Two Off Turkey

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A 40-year-old general cargo ship broke in two in the Black Sea off Turkey on Sunday.

All 11 crew members were rescued by Turkish authorities and are reported safe.

The 114-meter Mongolian-flagged MV Leonardo started buckling and broke in two while at anchor off Istanbul’s Kilyos coast.

The forward half of ship was towed to shore by tugboats, while the aft began sinking and later ran aground along the rocky coastline, video showed.

Turkish media said the ship, which was built in 1975, was headed to Istanbul’s Tuzla dockyard for repairs.

Some video from the incident is below: