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Crew of Indian ship detained in UAE will evacuate on July 31: captain
After months of distress calls and knocking on multiple doors for help, the crew of Indian merchant ship Maharshi Vamadeva, detained at the Fujairah port in United Arab Emirates, will "abandon ship" on July 31, the captain has said. By the end of the month, the 18-member crew will be left with no food or drinking water, master of the vessel Captain Kumar Krishna said.
Australian Martime Safety Authority detains Chinese ship in Tasmania
The country s top maritime safety authority on Friday detained a 180-metre vessel in Devonport over non-payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to its Chinese crew.
The Xing Ning Hai was impounded by the Australian Martime Safety Authority after a discovery while docked in the United States that crew were owed more than $338,400.
ASA and ADCI Set Agenda for Joint Event in Panama
The American Salvage Association (ASA) and the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) have announced the agenda for their first joint event, which will be held in Panama on August 1-2 in tandem with the Conferencia Annual Maritima de Panama. This two-day event will feature productive round-table discussions, presentations, and invaluable networking opportunities for current and prospective members of both associations.
Storm tossed boat like a toy
Recent storm which battered southern coasts of Java and Sumatra, grounded a container ship in southwest Sumatra, and made a breathtaking show of sinking unmanned passenger boat on a Sorake Beach, Nias island, northwest Sumatra, on Jul 25.
CMA CGM Extends Bunker Surcharge
French liner giant CMA CGM said that due to high oil prices it would keep the emergency bunker surcharge introduced in May 2018 to recover the increase.
As a result, as from August 1 until further notice, the measure will be applied to all long-haul cargo worldwide. The start date applies to ships loading in the origin ports. The company said that USD 55 would be charged per TEU for dry cargo, while USD 85 would be charged per TEU for reefers.
BC Ferries Looking for Builders of Five New Ferries
Canadian ferry owner and operator BC Ferries has issued Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the procurement of five new vessels to replace its aging fleet.
The bidding process is open to local, national and international shipyards, including consortia, and BC Ferries encouraged local and national companies to bid on these projects. The company is looking to build four 81-metre Island Class ferries, each with a capacity of 450 passengers and 47 vehicles.
Wison Wins FEED Contract for FLNG Project
Wison Offshore & Marine and Western LNG have entered into a technical service agreement in relation to a new floating LNG project that Western is developing in British Columbia, Canada.
Pursuant to the TSA, Wison will develop the basis of design (BOD) and carry out front-end engineering design (FEED) for the proposed FLNG to be sited at the proposed facility.
Four ship distressed in Novorossiysk, simultaneously
Four ships broke their moorings or dragged anchor in Novorossiysk Port, Russia, Black sea, between 2118 and 2145 Moscow time Jul 25, after wind suddenly changed direction from northern to southeastern and increased speed up to 24-25 meters/sec.
Keppel Shipyard Names Converted FPSO for Perenco
Keppel Shipyard has christened a floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), converted from a crude oil tanker, for an affiliate of the Perenco.
The FPSO was named La Noumbi on July 26, Keppel Offshore & Marine s subsidiary said, adding that the unit is on track to be handed over to Dixstone holdings in the third quarter of 2018. La Noumbi will replace FPSO Conkouati at the Yombo field, off the Republic of the Congo, Africa, which is operated by Perenco.
GCT Bayonne welcomes the ONE Stork
GCT USA is proud to welcome the Ocean Network Express ("ONE") first magenta ship on its first dual call to the most advanced terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, GCT Bayonne. Following the merger of NYK Line, Mitsui OSK, and "K" Line on April 1, 2018, ultra large container ship (ULCS) ONE STORK joined the Transport High Efficiency ("THE") Alliance s EC4 Asia-North America all-water Suez service on its maiden voyage to the East Coast.
Reforming the Nigerian ports services
This month of July marks that second year anniversary of the appointment of Ms Hadeza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, a development has witnessed giant strides in the development of the nation s port industry.
On assumption of office, Bala Usman took a few weeks to under study the entire port industry including the operational systems of the NPA by meeting with various stakeholders in the industry and this process gave her the launch pad upon which she went about her duties and setting targets for her and her team. The first major project Usman embarked upon was the creation and commissioning of the Command & Control, Communication and Intelligence Centre for NPA.
Sri Lanka, China, India jointly invest to develop Lankan ports
Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), China and India are jointly investing over US$ 700 million to develop three key ports in Sri Lanka in the next three years. The Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe said that China would invest between US$ 400 to 600 million to commence the third phase of the Hambantota Development project. The project will commence at the end of the year and would be completed in three years.