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Port Of Singapore Enhances Requirements For Shore-Based Personnel Boarding Vessels
Shore-based personnel carries out essential work onboard vessels in our port such as cargo and bunkering operations, repairs and maintenance, as well as surveys and inspections. They play an important role in keeping the port open and our supply chains flowing so that essential goods can continue to be brought into Singapore.
More crew change complications emerge as virus mutates
Crew changes are once more becoming difficult as much of the world locks down again following the emergence of several new and more transmissible variants of Covid-19, warns crew specialist Danica.
With travel corridors being closed and new travel restrictions imposed, airlines are once again cancelling or reducing flights which poses a problem for crew transiting to vessels.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line crew may finally get paid for work during pandemic
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line crew members who worked without pay during the pandemic may finally be compensated. A federal judge in Miami approved a settlement agreement between the workers and the cruise line last week, paving the way for relief.
Vietnamese crew member who jumped off ship in Albany jailed over quarantine breach
A Vietnamese man who breached quarantine by jumping off a carrier ship and swimming to shore has been sentenced in Albany Magistrates Court to two weeks behind bars.
Ho Anh Dung, 37, was a crew member on board a bulk carrier ship which berthed off Albany Port on Thursday.
Safe Entry at Sea starts today for workers boarding, leaving ships
Workers boarding and leaving ships in Singapore s port must check in and out using SafeEntry@Sea to comply with new safety requirements from today. They will need to use the national digital check-in system for contact tracing at departure points or waterfront facilities before entering and leaving vessels. Waterfront facilities refer to any pier, wharf, dock, terminal or marina.
USCG Suspends its Search for Crew of Abandoned Longliner
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the 10 crewmembers of the Taiwanese longliner Yong Yu Sing No. 18, who disappeared from their vessel at a position northeast of Midway Atoll.
"As a lifesaving service, making the decision to suspend a search is never easy. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the mariners,"said Capt. Craig O Brien, the Coast Guard 14th District chief of response.
First U.S. Offshore LNG Articulated Tug and Barge Ready for Operations
Q-LNG Transport ("Q-LNG") and Shell Trading (US) Company ("Shell") today announced that the first offshore liquified natural gas ("LNG") bunkering articulated tug and barge ("ATB") in the United States, the Q-LNG 4000 is now ready for operations.
Designed to provide ship-to-ship transfers of LNG to vessels utilizing LNG and ship-to-shore transfers to small scale marine distribution infrastructure, the ATB is an integral part of the LNG infrastructure along the southeast U.S. coast.
Vizag Port set to retain 3rd rank in cargo handling
Visakhapatnam Port appears to be all set to retain its third rank in handling cargo after Kandla and Paradip during the current financial year. The port, which started its operations way back in 1933, handled a throughput of 51.95 million tonne as on December 31, 2020, as against 53.54 mt during the corresponding period last year.
Maersk container ship reportedly, twice attacked, adrift Nigeria
Container ship MAERSK CARDIFF was attacked SSW of Port Harcourt at around 2000 UTC Jan 13 and later at 0000 UTC Jan 14 she was probably, boarded, or there was a second attack. As of 0230 UTC Jan 14, MAERSK CARDIFF was drifting near attack site with Nigerian security boat at her side. AIS is on. The ship is en route from Tema Ghana, port of destination not identified.
Korean cable laying ship struck 4,000 ton barge in Singapore Strait, both damaged
Cable laying ship SEGERO struck barge loaded with some 4000 tons of granite, towed by Indonesia tug INDAH LAUT 2201 (IMO 8690863), east of Karimunbesar Island, Riau archipelago, Singapore Strait, at around 0330 LT (UTC +7) Jan 14. Ship s bow penetrated barge hull some 3 meters deep. SEGERO is en route from Netherlands to Okpo Korea.