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India: Paradip continues as countrys top port
The Port Day 2020 was a low-key affair at PPT, due to Covid-19 pandemic, but the celebrations were as per the age-old traditions. On the occasion, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust Rinkesh Roy attended the function as chief guest in a simple, but traditional affair, with no large gatherings. He unfurled the Paradip Port Flag at Wet Basin in the morning. He also inspected the Port Marine crafts lined up in the harbour and took salute.
Maritime Union Petition to Try to End Delays to Seafarers Getting Home.
Despite all the talk of international bodies, governments and vessel owners resolving the problem the Trade Union Nautilus International, which represents thousands of maritime professionals, says the situation involving suspended and extended crew changes during the Covid-19 pandemic remains critical.
Indian Seafarers To Be A Priority During the Supply Of COVID-19 Vaccines - MUI
The Union Shipping Minister of India has assured the Maritime Union of India (MUI) that the Indian seafarers will be supplied the COVID-19 vaccines on a priority basis.
Amar Singh Thakur, General Secretary of the MUI said that he met the shipping minister in New Delhi and requested to prioritize the supply of COVID vaccines to Indian seafarers.
Three Vessels Make Contact in Accident at Brazilian Terminal.
Three vessels transporting ore from Brazil made contact on November 28 when one of the vessels was attempting to dock. The damage was reported to be minor, but the incident briefly interrupted operations at one of Brazilian mining giant Vales primary terminals.
Vale reported that on Saturday afternoon the 400,000 DWT ore carrier NSU Carajas owned by the Japanese company NS United Kaiun Kaish was maneuvering to dock at Pier IV South, of the Ponta da Maneira Maritime Terminal, in Sao Luis, in the Northern part of Brazil.
Role cyber security in ship safety highlighted by IMO.
There is a strong need to balance the benefits of new technologies with safety and security concerns, in particular cyber-security, Heike Deggim, director of maritime safety at the IMO, told the Safety@Sea webinar organised by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
"Many people tend to have a very outdated view of what modern shipping looks like. Modern ships are technologically advanced workplaces and IMO plays an important part in shaping those developments," she said.
More Cruise Ships Poised to Resume Service.
The cruise industry will continue its careful resumption of service during December. This will include both the first sailings by Royal Caribbean International in over eight months as well as the first cruises in China. While fears of the resurgence of the virus continue to mount, the cruise lines are moving forward with preparations for their trial voyages from the United States hoping to operate them in the coming weeks.
Fresh Crew Transfer To Cruise Ships In Nassau
CARNIVAL Corporation on Saturday completed a routine embarkation of fresh crew on to a number of their vessels in accordance with established COVID-19 protocols, officials said.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Transport, "every aspect of this operation was carefully planned to assure safety and health safety, and was reviewed and approved in accordance with the cruise ship protocols in effect" under the latest Emergency Order and in accordance with all other relevant health and safety rules.
LPGs Role in Shippings Decarbonization Could Be Important
LPG could have a role to play in the process of decarbonizing shipping. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Intermodal said that over 90% of the worlds goods are transported by sea. LPG is a clean, energy efficient and portable fuel that is being marketed at an affordable price, while it is promptly available across the globe.
Kongsberg: Cloud-based radar training can be accesses anytime, anywhere.
Kongsberg Digital is launching a new cloud-based simulation service for maritime radar training. Used as an advanced eLearning tool, it enables instructors to manage and control exercises with realistic radar simulations to students, who now can practice and prepare for their exams anytime, anywhere and at their own pace.
The new K-Sim Navigation radar application introduces a new line of navigation instruments based on IMO performance standards, leveraging the K-Sim Navigation functionality and cloud technology.
Russias First LNG ship to ship bunkering takes place near Murmansk
Novatek-Western Arctic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia’s major LNG producer Novatek, completed Russias first ship-to-ship LNG transshipment in the Kildin Strait of the Barents Sea.
The Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker Nikolay Yevgenov successfully reloaded an LNG cargo delivered from the Yamal LNG facility at Sabetta to the conventional tanker Yamal Spirit.
Greek tanker attacked, 4 crew including Russian kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea
Product tanker AGISILAOS was attacked and boarded by pirates in the evening Nov 29 in Gulf of Guinea south of Lome, Togo, while en route from Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, to Lome. Pirates kidnapped 4 crew, including Filipino, Romanian and Russian nationalities, and fled. Tanker reached Lome anchorage and was anchored at around 0330 UTC Nov 30. The rest of the crew are safe.
Ultra Large Ore Carrier hit two Capesize bulk carriers, heavy damages
Ultra Large Ore Carrier NSU CARAJAS contacted two, understood berthed, ships, while maneuvering to berth at Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal, Sao Luis, northeast Brazil, between 1540 and 1630 UTC Nov 28. All three ships were damaged, extent unknown but photo of one of damaged ships, Capesize bulk carrier STAR JANNI, hints at serious damages.