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Update: Shipping firm CMA CGM suspects data breach in cyber attack.
Container shipping group CMA CGM suspects a cyber attack affecting its servers led to a data breach, it said on Wednesday.
"We suspect a data breach and are doing everything possible to assess its potential volume and nature," it said in a statement. CMA CGM had said on Tuesday that the cyber attack, which it first reported on Monday, had involved malware and had not compromised any of its communications.
Norway: Strike at Equinors Johan Sverdrup Field.
Due to a breakdown in talks between oil and gas workers' union Lederne and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, about 40 workers at Equinor's Johan Sverdrup offshore field have downed tools, the firm said Thursday.
According to Equinor, production continues as normal for now, and the oil major assesses that the newly-developed field can still be operated safely. However, project work has been reduced due to the strike.
MUA: Use Local Seafarers for Crew Change.
The Maritime Union of Australia has a novel proposal for solving a crew change dilemma: replace the foreign crew with local Australian seafarers.
The MUA s proposal is a response to the situation aboard the bulker Patricia Oldendorff, which is currently anchored at Port Hedland. 17 out of her 21 crewmembers have tested positive for COVID-19, including 10 who are now isolated in hotel lodging on shore
Tapiit Live signs Inmarsat deal to transform seafarer training.
Liverpool-headquartered maritime training company Tapiit Live has signed an agreement to become an Inmarsat Certified Application Provider (CAP) enabling it to offer live stream training to crews on close to 10,000 vessels worldwide.
Richard Turner CEO at Tapiit Live said the agreement is designed to transform seafarer training, slashing its costs and carbon footprint, while improving standards of teaching.
UK: 1000s of seafarers to receive fair pay as UK changes law on national minimum wage.
From today (1 October 2020) a change to the law will mean seafarers will receive pay protection equal to every other sector.
Until now, maritime has been the only sector in the UK that does not apply National Minimum Wage protection for workers. This change means that more than 10,000 seafarers across the UK will no longer be undercut, and puts the UK ahead of any other EU state in its protection on pay.
BIMCO pushes for international guidelines for ship/shore communication at IMO.
Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting next week (FAL 44).
In 2016, the IMO set out new mandatory requirements on electronic data interchange, stating that national authorities have until April 2021 to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.
T-positive crew disrupted ships voyage, stranded at Santos.
One crew of container ship MEHUIN found t-positive at Santos, Brazil, on Sep 23, second test was also p. The ship has been put under 14-day quarantine, according to ship’s operator Hapag-Lloyd official statement. She was moved from port to outer anchorage on Sep 24, and as of morning Sep 30, remained anchored. MEHUIN is deployed in South America East Coast (SEC) service.
Container ship MEHUIN, IMO 9400100, dwt 80200, capacity 6589 TEU, built 2011, flag Liberia, manager Hapag-Lloyd.