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Coronavirus: Govt Prevents Disembarking of Over 38,000 Crew, Passengers on Indian Ports so Far - News18
Coronavirus: In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, the government has so far prevented over 38,000 crew and passengers on board over 1,000 ships from disembarking on Indian shores and arranged safe transport of EXIM cargo, a shipping ministry official said on Wednesday.
Apart from restricting cargo handling and scanning passengers and crew, the government has prohibited entry of any international cruise ship, crew or passengers with a travel history to coronavirus-hit countries post February 1 to its major ports.
Besides, it has also asked port chiefs to make timely payments to casual workers.
Till Wednesday, over 38,000 crew and passengers on board over 1,000 vessels arriving on Indian shores from China or travel history to the impacted countries were not allowed to disembark here, the official said.
India s lockdown to hurt crude imports, runs, demand - Argus Media
India s 21-day lockdown will hit demand for liquid fuels, crimp refinery runs and reduce demand for imported crude, possibly for the next few months.
India imports 4.7mn b/d of crude, processes 5.3mn b/d in its refineries and sells around 2.5mn b/d of transport fuels.
IOC, which operates 1.61mn b/d of refinery capacity at 11 plants, has reduced throughput by as much as 30pc in preparation for a potential 10pc fall in fuel demand this month and next. Tanks, pipelines and fuel depots are full — they have a combined capacity of 60 days forward consumption — but there is no demand because retail outlets stocked up on transport fuels anticipating disruption, an IOC official said.
State-run refiners Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum, which predominantly supply the domestic market, are also adjusting runs. Officials say some refineries may reduce throughput to less than 50pc. Private-sector refiners like Reliance Industries, which largely supply export markets, are reducing runs too, industry sources said.
Global shipping industry rocked by India lockdown - Global Trade Review (GTR)
The Indian government’s decision to impose a three-week lockdown across the country is expected to have a wide-reaching impact on global shipping channels, experts warn, with potential knock-on effects in the pharmaceutical and steel industries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on March 24 that “to save India and every Indian, there will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes”, part of efforts to stem the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country. The lockdown became effective on midnight of the same day and will initially last for 21 days.
India, host to a fifth of the world’s population, is a vital channel for transporting goods by sea. Tracking software provided by Windward Maritime Analytics shows that, around the time of Modi’s announcement, there were 543 ships en route to the country, of which all but one are cargo vessels or tankers.
Indian seafarers delay homecoming amid 21-day lockdown - Lloyd s List
Indian seafarers are advised not to sign off from their ships and return to India after completing their contracts, except in an emergency, due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. There is criticism that the Indian government has simply abandoned these people
Seafarers at the end of their contracts are asked not to return to India as borders are tightened for the nation’s 21-day lockdown. However, port-related activities are considered essential services and will not be suspended.
INDIAN seafarers are facing a precarious situation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown for a minimum of 21 days in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The government has advised Indian seafarers working overseas either on Indian or foreign ships not to sign off after completing their contracts and return to India — except in an emergency — citing restrictions imposed by the government on international and domestic travel to check the spread of coronavirus.
How India s newest LNG import terminal is cutting onshore capex - Riviera Maritime Media
A new LNG import terminal in southeast India will help meet the country’s growing natural gas usage with the support of an FSU
Plans by the Indian government to grow the use of natural gas by 150% in the country’s energy mix by 2030 will require the construction of new LNG terminal capacity. Already the world’s fourth largest importer of LNG behind Japan, China and South Korea, India has five terminals in operation, with 11 others either under construction, in development, or proposed.
In February, downstream gas and LNG logistics company Atlantic Gulf and Pacific (AG&P) broke ground on a new LNG import terminal at Karaikal Port, a deepwater port about 280 km south of Chennai on India’s east coast.
With a target opening of Q4 2021, Karaikal LNG import facility will be owned and operated by AG&P, with an initial capacity of 1 mta, with the possibility of doubling capacity. In close proximity to Tamil Nadu’s thriving manufacturing clusters, the new LNG import terminal will provide natural gas to power plants, industrial and commercial customers within a 300 km radius. The region is home to a wide range of industries including agriculture, textiles, steel, cement and manufactured goods, power plants and other processing factories.
Trapped at sea by coronavirus lockdowns, commercial-shipping crew members plead for help - Seattle Times
When Capt. Nilesh Gandhi’s oil tanker docked in coronavirus-ravaged China early last month, he understood that he would not be able to disembark and fly home as planned. He would have to keep working, at least until Singapore.
But when he arrived there, Singapore had prohibited all crew changes. And when he docks in Sri Lanka next week, the government there will ban him from getting off the ship. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, his next two stops, forbid crew members from leaving as well.
He is not alone. An estimated 150,000 crew members with expired work contracts have been forced into continued labor aboard commercial ships worldwide to meet the demands of governments that have closed their borders and yet still want fuel, food and supplies.
“We want to go home,” said Gandhi, 38, in a phone interview from aboard his ship.
Video shows sick Harmony of the Seas crew member evacuated from ship near Port Everglades - Miami Herald
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue members carefully guided a basket holding a sick Harmony of the Seas crew member off the ship and into a waiting fire boat, video shows.
The water rescue happened just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday several miles from Port Everglades.
According to the department, a call came requesting assistance for a sick crew member.
The 33-year-old was “suffering from appendicitis and was in urgent need of medical assistance” the department said.