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Ship Collision In East China Kills 8 Seafarers, 6 Missing
The ship collision of an oil tanker and a cargo ship in East China at around 3:39 am on Thursday has led to the death of at least 8 people while 6 other seafarers still remain missing.
The accident was reported to have occurred in the afternoon close to the Yangtze River estuary, at about 1.5 nautical miles away on the southeast side. Maritime Authorities in Shanghai say that the oil tanker that carried about 3000 tonnes of gasoline collided right into a cargo ship stacked with sand and gravel.
CMA CGM launches humanitarian shipping relief effort for Lebanon.
CMA CGM has launched a humanitarian relief effort to ship aid to Lebanon following the devastating blast at the Port of Beirut earlier this month.
The "A Humanitarian Ship for Lebanon" campaign will see CMA CGM diverting one its ro-ro vessels from its usual service from Marseille to Beirut over the coming days to ship relief supplies.
Intermanager publishes open letter to IMO over Singapore crew change restrictions.
International trade association for the ship management industry InterManager on Wednesday (19 August) published an open letter addressed to Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, on behalf of its members and associates.
InterManager said the letter urges Lim to offer more support to the global maritime industry with regards to the Singaporean repatriation issue.
Several major seaports throughout Asia have tightened crew change restrictions and stepped up screening of seafarers in recent weeks as the coronavirus stages a global resurgence.
More than 200 migrants rescued in 48 hours in Mediterranean by Sea-Watch 4.
About a week after being launched, the Sea-Watch 4, the latest humanitarian rescue ship to have set sail in the Mediterranean, has completed three rescues in the last 48 hours. On Monday, August 24, the boat s crew tweeted that they now have "more than 200 people on board."
The Sea-Watch 4 set sail from the Spanish port of Burriana near Valencia on August 15. A little over a week after its maiden voyage, the humanitarian rescue ship has already completed three rescues "in the last 48 hours."
On Saturday, August 22, the rescue ship found seven people "45 miles off the Libyan coast," and brought them on board.
Engine room explosion injured 4 crew, Greece.
Explosion occurred in engine room of passenger ro-ro ferry BLUE HORIZON at Heraklion Port, Crete, in the morning Aug 24. Four crew were injured and taken to hospital, understood their condition isn t life-threatening. Official said that assumedly, the pump exploded. As of afternoon Aug 24, the ship remained berthed at Heraklion.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship BLUE HORIZON, IMO 8616336, GT 27230, built 1987, flag Greece, operator BLUE STAR FERRIES SA.
India : Call for global system of safe corridors for ship crew change.
International shipping accounts for around 90 per cent of world trade, according to latest figures from the International Chamber of Shipping. This means we all rely on shipping to deliver the goods and products on which we depend - from energy to food to manufactured goods to cement. Maritime transport is the engine of globalisation.
Seafarers, therefore, are absolutely critical to modern life in this globalised world, says Capt Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO, Synergy Marine Group, one of the world s leading shipmanagers whose diverse fleet of more than 300 vessels includes some of the industry s most sophisticated vessels.
Global pandemic impacts maritime salvage industry.
In the best conditions, maritime salvage projects are difficult and unpredictable operations that take a tremendous amount of calculated risk and best guesswork, stemming from these projects taking place in remote locations or areas with challenging environments and severe weather.
Adding to these are the challenges are travel restrictions, team mobilisation and stricter health and safety protocols, said Resolve Marine director for business development Joseph Farrell III. "Just as we have adapted and grown in the past, the new challenges presented by Covid-19 have strengthened Resolve s ability to evolve and move forward," he said.