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Cargo ship collided with tanker on Kandla Anchorage
General cargo ship PAC SEGINUS while leaving Kandla port, Gujarat, western India, collided with anchored tanker NAUTICAL GLOBAL XVI on Kandla OTB anchorage at 0514 LT Mar 22. NAUTICAL GLOBAL XVI lost her portside anchor and started to drift, near missing anchored tanker TIGER INTEGRITY (IMO 9760574). NAUTICAL GLOBAL XVI was taken under control and brought to anchor, except lost anchor she sustained ballast tank damages.
Captain died on board of his ship, Canada
54-year old Captain of Ukrainian nationality died on board of the ship in his command, bulk carrier SAGE AMAZON, in the morning Mar 17, falling from some 2-3 meters height onto his back, and sustaining head injury. Bulk carrier had just arrived at Port Daniel anchorage to wait for cement loading. Paramedics team from CCGS TERRY FOX boarded the ship shortly after accident, but failed to resuscitate the Captain, and he was declared dead. No foul play suspected. As of evening Mar 22, SAGE AMAZON was still at anchor on Port Daniel Anchorage, Quebec province, Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Cepsa: Southern Europe Gets 1st Multi-Product Supply Ship
Spanish oil and gas company Compania Espanola de Petroleos (CEPSA) presented the first multi-product marine fuel supply vessel in southern Europe on March 22. Based in Spain s Port of Huelva, the vessel Oizmendi will provide ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG), in addition to traditional fuels, fuel oils and diesel. The unit has a new fuel measurement system, based on Mass Flow Meters technology, which guarantees the accuracy in the supply of fuel to vessels. It has an LNG load capacity of 600 m3, 1,900 tons of fuel oil and 470 tons of diesel.
The Ocean Cleanup: Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Rapidly Growing
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains as much as sixteen times more plastic than previously estimated, with pollution levels increasing exponentially. 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in the area which is rapidly growing, according to a three-year mapping effort conducted by an international team of scientists affiliated with The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, six universities and an aerial sensor company.
Kyklades Maritime orders pair of VLCC newbuildings
Kyklades Maritime orders pair of VLCC newbuildings TradeWindsFull coverage
British Charity Aims to Improve Maritime Safety with New Blockchain Lab
British Charity Aims to Improve Maritime Safety with New Blockchain Lab CoinDeskLloyd s Register Foundation in Maritime Blockchain Labs initiative Marine LogUK Foundation Wants to Tackle Maritime Safety with Blockchain Lab Live Bitcoin NewsFull coverage
Ongoing SAR and Salvage worldwide, Mar 22
Mar 22: 3 crew were rescued, 1 dead found, and 14 are believed to be trapped inside, some or all of them probably alive and waiting for rescue. The main task of the rescuers was to stabilize the capsized dredger, to prevent possible drifting and allow divers to get inside the ship.
Container ship A2B FUTURE grounding, Rotterdam
Tugspotters.com reported container ship A2B FUTURE grounding at Hoek Van Holland at around 0700 LT Mar 22, when outward ship strayed of fairway. 3 tugs were sent to assist, at around 0910 LT the ship was refloated and taken back berthed at Noordzeeweg, according to AIS. A2B FUTURE was bound for Thamesport, as of 1130 LT she was in the same position.
Top EU Nations among Worst Performers in Climate Talks
Europe’s top shipping nations have been identified as one of the worst performers in International Maritime Organization s (IMO) maritime climate talks, according to a ranking compiled by Transport & Environment (T&E). The five worst performers in the ranking, based on written and oral submissions to the IMO by EU countries, are Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Croatia. The EU s biggest shipping registries, Malta, Greece and Cyprus received almost exclusively negative points given their near complete lack of ambition in the climate negotiations.
BIMCO: Trade War Would Harm Global Shipping
A potential trade war, which could emerge on the back of US recently unveiled tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, would be harmful for the global shipping industry, according to BIMCO. Although the impact of US steel and aluminium tariffs, revealed on March 1 and scheduled to enter into force on March 23, 2018, on shipping is still unknown, a major trade action against China is now also likely to come from the US. As steel and aluminium import barriers are set by the US, trading partners like the EU, Japan and China, may set their own import barriers against e.g. agricultural products in general or more politically targeted products hitting Trump’s constituency.
Diana Shipping Secures Time Charter for Capesize Bulker
Greece-based Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services from Geneva for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the M/V New Orleans. As informed, the gross charter rate for the 180,960 dwt ship is USD 21,000 per day for a period of minimum eleven to maximum thirteen months. The charter is expected to commence on March 25, 2018.
New Initiative for Climate-Smart Shipping Launched in Sweden
Electromobility for Shipping is the name of a new collaboration between six actors with the aim to increase the electrification of shipping. Swedish ferry company Stena AB, the Swedish Shipowners Association, ABB Sweden AB, ABB Marine Oy, research institute RISE and battery company Northvolt have decided to collaborate for a more sustainable future within shipping.