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Argentine port workers, export firms far from deal to end strike -source
Argentina agro-export companies and grains port workers are still far from reaching a salary agreement, a port chamber source said on Tuesday, prolonging strikes that continue to impact shipments from one of the world’s top exporters.
The URGARA union, which represents inspectors who check the quality of grains before they are loaded onto ships, launched surprise strikes on Monday to protest stalled wage talks, hitting shipments in some major terminals of Puerto General San Martín, San Lorenzo, Quequén and Bahía Blanca.
Update: Tanker attacked, situation developing, Gulf of Guinea.
Merchant ship was attacked in Gulf of Guinea some 85 nm SSW of Lagos Nigeria, at around 0120 UTC Nov 11. Understood it s Greek-operated product tanker JANE (IMO 9364588, dwt 51505), crossing attack site at the time of attack. After passing attack site, ship’s movements became chaotic, she was probably, either out of control after pirates boarded the ship, or trying to avoid pirates boarding.
Turkish fishing boat sank, 4 dead 1 missing, Med.
Greek Suezmax tanker EPHESOS collided with Turkish fishing boat south of Karatas, Adana Province, eastern Med, shortly after leaving Ceyhan Oil Terminal, at around 0300 UTC Nov 11. Fishing boat capsized, of 5 crew on board 4 were later recovered dead, one is remaining missing.
Bulk carrier beached by typhoon at Dung Quat port, Vietnam.
Bulk carrier GIA BAO 268 was beached by passing typhoon at night Nov 9 at Dung Quat port, Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam. The ship was anchored in port waters after offloading cargo of limestone, she was in ballast with high freeboard, and her anchor dragged in stormy wind and sea, battering the area.
Japanese freighter breached, water ingress, in pier contact, Taiwan.
General cargo ship SPLENDOR TAIPEI contact pier while unmooring at Taichung Port, Taiwan, at night Nov 10, in rough weather conditions. Ships bow sustained serious damages, including hull breach and water ingress. The ship was assisted by tugs and later shifted to another berth, she remained at port, for repairs and investigation. Pier also suffered serious damages.
International Marine Shipping Industry Considers Nuclear Propulsion.
It didnt take a Biden-Harris win to make the world’s shipping industry act to decrease their carbon footprint - they were already planning to do that.
The International Maritime Organization has adopted mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from international shipping, under their pollution prevention treaty (MARPOL) using their Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) mandatory for new ships, and their Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).