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Maritime India Summit will be organised from March 2 to 4, says VPT Chairman
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is organising the Maritime India Summit- 2021 (MIS 2021) from March 2 to 4, in virtual mode. This was disclosed here on Monday by Viskhapatnam Port Trust Chairman K. Rama Mohan Rao, at a press meet.
Giving details of the summit, he said that it is aimed at positioning Indian maritime sector on par with international standards by attracting domestic as well as international investments.
Over 400 rescued migrants brought to Sicily
Two commercial vessels and a Spanish rescue ship have brought more than 400 migrants to Sicily over the past three days. One of the ships, the Vos Triton, only drove the survivors to Italy after they protested against being returned to Libya.
The Italian offshore supply vessel Asso Trenta brought 232 boat migrants to the port town of Porto Empedocle on the Italian island of Sicily on Monday (February 22).
After 3 years abandoned at sea without pay, this oil tanker crew is on cusp of going home
When a shipping company from the United Arab Emirates hit financial trouble in 2017 and abandoned an oil tanker off the coast of Dubai, it left a small crew still aboard, stranded at sea without pay or a way home.
Those men have been on the tanker ever since, but a chance at repatriation for the five remaining crew seems to finally be within grasp.
Nigeria: Pirate Fight Needs Private Might off Nigeria, Maritime Firm Says
Nigeria needs to review its maritime security rules and enlist the support of private companies to tackle rampant piracy in its waters, according to a report published on Wednesday.
The seas off the West African countrys coast are the most perilous in the world for seafarers, accounting for almost all kidnappings by pirates in recent years.
Nautilus Federation unions call for global seafarer vaccination programme
The Nautilus Federation, a group of 22 leading trade unions representing seafarers and inland waterways workers, has issued a statement calling on governments and global organisations to coordinate a worldwide vaccination programme for seafarers and Inland Waterways Transport crew.
Connecting future ports with private cellular networks
According to the World Bank, trade represented more than 60% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019. And 90% of the world’s trade is facilitated by the shipping industry, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. The vast importance of future ports to shipping makes them a vital element for the function of the global economy.
Bulk Carrier spills 1,000 tons of oil off Solomon Islands
The government of Solomon Island recently accused a Panama-flagged bulker for intentionally releasing heavy fuel oil(HFO) off the valuable Graciosa Bay, Temotu Province.
The Panama-flagged bulker at the helm of the controversy is MV QUEBEC. The ship arrived at Graciosa Bay to pick up a load of logs on January 20 for a Chinese company.
Dutch freighter stuck in Kiel Canal, blocked traffic for several hours
Southbound general cargo ship BEAUMARE suffered engine failure and got stuck in Kiel Canal in Rendsburg area in the evening Feb 21. Canal traffic was blocked for several hours, until the ship was released and berthed nearby. Two tugs took her on tow in the morning Feb 22, and towed to Brunsbuettel. The ship is en route from Rostock to probably, Ireland.
Israeli media named oil spill culprit - a Greek Aframax tanker, but no valid evidence yet
Aframax crude oil tanker MINERVA HELEN is designated as a prime suspect in recent oil spill accident off Israeli coast, which left dozens of kilometers of beaches polluted with tar. Reports of the pollution emerged on Feb 18, leading to a large-scale hunt for a polluter, with a number of tankers on a suspect list.
Cargo ship collided with commercial fishing boat, 6 people injured, Japan
General cargo ship ASAHI MARU collided with commercial fishing boat at around midday LT Feb 23 off Chiba Prefecture coast, northeast Honshu, Japan. Fishing boat bow was seriously damaged, but boat managed to return to port under own power. 6 people on board of fishing boat, including 4 anglers, were injured.