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New US teaming on maritime cyber awareness.
ABS Consulting and American P&I Club have joined forces to provide education, training and insurance guidance to address maritime cyber security.
A teaming with the consulting subsidiary of classification society ABS will help American Club "identify how to enhance our policies, and the offerings we need to incorporate to improve the coverage and services we offer to our members," said Dr William Moore, director of the club s Loss Prevention.
Cargo ship aground, crew evacuated, South China sea.
In the morning Jul 10 cargo ship KAI SHENG 2 ran aground some 50 nm ENE of Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, southern China, being caught in stormy weather. Because of deteriorating weather, it was decided to evacuate all 12 crew, but SAR ships or boats couldn t approach stranded KAI SHENG 2, so in the evening they ve been rescued by helicopter. Salvage to commence with weather improvement.
Cargo ship (hopper?) KAI SHENG 2, MMSI 413293690, length 102 meters, flag China.
For Bangladeshi sailors, life on ships has lost steam amid pandemic. They are stuck in ports.
Shipping seems to have suffered less than other means of transport have dealing with the coronavirus pandemic s brutal wake, but longer stays on board are leaving the Bangladeshi sailors in a quagmire as most ports are not allowing them to disembark.
Many of them have to return by sea as they are unable to catch planes even after their contract or visa has ended.
About 5,000 Bangladeshi officers, sailors, and crew members are working on ships of local or foreign companies and contracts of more than 2,000 of them have ended. But the outbreak has stalled their return or other plans.
Marine engineer Marufur Rahman has returned home recently after he ran down his nine-month contract with Jamuna Group.