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General cargo ship sank off West Papua, 1 crew missing - Maritime Bulletin
General cargo ship SURYA EXPRESS sank off West Papua northeast coast in vicinity 00 40S 133 20E at around 2315 EIT (UTC +9) Mar 20, while en route from Gresik to West Papua. Of 18 crew, 17 were rescued, 1 is missing. Seamen were swimming in the water with life jackets on, they’ve been picked up one by one. No other details are available, including character of cargo and the cause of disaster.
General cargo ship SURYA EXPRESS, IMO 7607728, dwt 2139, built 1976, flag Indonesia, manager NAMSURYA CITRASARI LINES PT, Surabaya.
Passengers, crew of three ships screened at Kochi India- The Hindu
The Health Department team screened 148 passengers and 101 crew members of three ships that reached the port here on Saturday. No one was found to have any flu symptoms.
Six members of the crew, including a person from Kerala, were taken to the Karuvelipady taluk hospital, from where their swabs were taken. They were placed in quarantine at the Government Ayurveda Hospital, Thripunithura, where isolation beds have been arranged as part of COVID-19 preparedness. They will be under observation for 14 days. Two others had already been admitted to the Ayurveda Hospital, which has been turned into a COVID-19 care centre.
Video Highlights Problem of Unregistered Crewing Agencies in India - The Maritime Executive
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has released a new video focusing on the risks posed to Indian seafarers who sign up to unlicensed crewing agencies.
Every year, a number of Indian seafarers join merchant shipping through crewing agencies not registered with the Directorate General of Shipping, even though it is mandatory for all agencies to obtain a Recruitment and Placement Services Licence (RPSL) from the Government of India. These agencies pose a number of serious risks to seafarers including abandonment on vessels outside India, unpaid wages, prison time from working on board ships carrying illegal cargo, and sea time not counted by the Directorate General of Shipping.
Tanker explosion, crew injured, Libya - Maritime Bulletin
Chemical tanker GULF PETROLEUM 4 suffered explosion in engine room at around 1630 UTC Mar 22 in vicinity 32 00N 015 55E, off Libyan coast, Mediterranean. Unknown number of crew injured, understood in need of medical assistance. Tanker understood to be disabled, drifting. She was engaged in operations in Gulf of Sidra since Mar 16 after leaving Benghazi Libya.
Chemical tanker GULF PETROLEUM 4, IMO 9439345, dwt 13000, built 2009, flag Liberia, manager GULF SHIPPING SERVICES FZC, UAE.
Seven crew kidnapped from MSC boxship in Gulf of Guinea - - Splash 247
The 2005-built 957 teu feeder boxship MSC Talia F was boarded by pirates in Gulf of Guinea on Sunday and seven of 17 crew onboard the vessel were taken by the attackers.
The incident happened while the vessel was enroute from Lome in Togo to Port Libreville in Gabon. All seven abducted crew members are Ukrainian nationals.
AIS tracking information shows the vessel continued sailing to Port Libreville following the incident.
According to maritime security consultancy Dryad Global, it is the first incident within the area in 2020 following four recorded incidents at Port Libreville and the Owendo Anchorage in 2019.
The Portuguese-flagged vessel is operated by MSC and owned by Greek company Technomar Shipping.
Sea robbery attempt in Singapore Strait foiled by Singapore and Indonesian navies
A daring robbery attempt by three pirates in the Singapore Strait on Monday (March 16) morning was foiled by the close cooperation between the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Indonesian navy (TNI-AL). The Maritime Port and Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) Port Operations Command Centre received a report from a Liberian-flagged shipping vessel Sam ...
BIMCO revises 2020 forecast for main shipping markets
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting global shipping demand for 2020 negatively. The speed of the virus spread makes it difficult to assess the full consequences. Nevertheless, we see a need to update our 2020 forecast to make some of this massive uncertainty tangible. What is going on in addition to the coronavirus pandemic? Geopolitical tensions ...
Ships� Prices Will Come Down
Ships� prices are bound to retreat in the coming weeks, under pressure from a global economical slowdown and the negative impact it will have on shipping. Amid this development, shipbroker Intermodal expects new investment opportunities to arise for bold owners. In its latest weekly report, the shipbroker said that �despite we all knew about the ...
The Shipping Industry Is Not Immune To A Pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. There is little doubt that this will have significant implications for the shipping industry. But to what extent? BIMCO expects that the strict containment measures imposed by governments around the world will result in substantially lower global economic growth and ...
South Africa clears quarantined vessels after suspected coronavirus case
South Africa ports authority said on Thursday that tests have come back negative for those onboard a cruise liner and cargo vessel which had been held under quarantine off Cape Town�s port limits due to a suspected coronavirus outbreak. Countries around the world have barred cruise liners from entering their ports, fearful the large ships ...
Vizag ports extra cautious in wake of corona scare
After finding out the health status of crew members of ships calling at Visakhapatnam Port Trust for 14 days from the date of their departure from a foreign port to the arrival at the anchorage, the authorities are allowing them to berth in the harbour. Following a directive from the Ministry of Shipping and Ministry ...
�No return to normal�
The call for an immediate multi-million pound government support package for shipping from the UK Chamber of Shipping earlier this week spoke volumes of the crisis facing the industry. Chief executive Bob Sanguinetti asked the UK shipping minister Kelly Tolhurst for urgent funds to ensure that the shipping industry can continue to bring in food, ...
Chennai Port Trust to buy government�s 67 per cent stake in Kamarajar Port for about Rs 2,380 cr
In a government-brokered deal, state-owned Chennai Port Trust will buy the 67 per cent stake it does not already own in Kamarajar Port Ltd, located a few kilometres away, from the Central Government for about Rs 2,380 crore. At this price, the equity of Kamarajar Port is valued at about Rs 3,560 crore. This is ...
PSA says �business as usual� at Fuzhou port operations, no plans to quarantine vessels
PSA International has said operations at the Fuzhou Container Terminals it manages in the eastern Chinese city remain business as usual and there are no plans for vessels docking there to be quarantined. The port operator’s statement on Thursday (March 19) came after a Bloomberg report said vessels arriving from nine countries, including the United ...
Dry Bulk Market: Capesizes Face Headwinds This Week
Capesize The Capesize market made some headway this past week despite being buffeted by the global pandemic storm. With the market in a constant state of flux on a seemingly endless news cycle, increasing restrictions and disruptions, the Cape 5TC managed a lift out of its recent range to settle the week at $4,067, a ...
Oil: Where to Next?
The latest trends in crude oil production, after the latest OPEC and Russian talks took place, make for an interesting reading. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson said that �this week global crude benchmarks plummeted to their lowest levels in 18 years, as Saudi Arabia and Russia became embroiled in an oil price war ...