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Why do Indian shipping companies need a subsidy to compete for tender?
Lack of carrying capacity, inadequate large domestic ship manufacturing, international alliances by large shipping companies and geopolitical trade wars, are the four reasons why Indian firms need assistance... -Moneycontrol
India: Will resolve all issues, Shripad assures seamen
Union minister of state for shipping, ports and waterways Shripad Naik assured the Goan seafarers community that he will try to withdraw the earlier order which debarred thousands of seamen from applying for Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC)... -Times of India
Malta: Increase in Minimum Wage for Seafarers
On the 1st of January 2021, a number of amendments to the Seamen Wages Council Wage Regulation Order (Subsidiary Legislation 452.51) (“the Order”) came into force through Legal Notice 469 of 2020 whereby the legislature sought to re-evaluate and eventually increase the minimum wage for certain categories of seafarers by an amount of €1.75 per week, only one year after the previous set of amendments came into effect... -Lexology
Crew of Cayman-registered superyacht sues for unpaid wages
A dozen former crew members of the Cayman-registered superyacht Pelorus, owned by Samathur Li Kin Kan, son of Hong Kong property billionaire Samuel Tak Lee, is bringing a claim in the Grand Court for unpaid wages and benefits in a dispute that has been dragging on for months... -Cayman Compass
An increase in cruise-ship crew applying for superyacht roles
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the cruise-ship sector, with widespread disruption and cancellations leaving thousands of cruise-ship crew without work and no date to return. Consequently, these crew have been exploring alternative avenues, and a natural move for many has been towards the superyacht industry... -The Superyacht Report
India: Vizhinjam generated considerable revenue through crew change
Over the last one year, the Vizhinjam International Seaport was able to generate considerable revenue for the government through crew change in 347 ships, Ports Minister Ahammad Devarkovil has said... -The New Indian Express
Five Lessons to Learn on Hydrogen as a Ship Fuel
Green hydrogen could play a crucial role in the maritime industry’s journey towards decarbonization. Produced through electrolysis, H2 is free of carbon emissions and could be widely available across the globe in the future – as a marine fuel or a key enabler for synthetic fuels... -The Maritime Executive
Scrap reefer ro-ro ship stuck in Djibouti after breakdown, 1 crew died
Reefer ro-ro cargo ship THORN1 was disabled after engine failure and blackout on Jul 2 in Gulf of Aden NE of Djibouti, while en route from Suez to Alang, where she’s to be dismantled... -Fleetmon
Freighter grounding, Norway
General cargo ship GULLAAS ran aground on northeast coast of Vagsoy island, Vestland county, Norway, in the afternoon Jul 15, while en route from Sandnes to Vogra island. The ship reportedly, managed to refloat by own means, sailed to Maloy... -Fleetmon
Container ship grounding near Venice, Italy
Container ship CARLA LIV ran aground since around 0430 UTC Jul 16. En route from Venice to Trieste.
UPDATE 1330 UTC: The ship was refloated with tugs assistance at around 1300 UTC, no apparent damages, no leak reported. The ship is under way under own power, sailing in Venice direction. Cause of grounding yet unknown. -Fleetmon
Aframax tanker suffered engine failure while transiting Bosphorus
Crude oil tanker STI ELYSEES suffered engine failure around noon Jul 16 in Beykoz area, Istanbul, while transiting Bosphorus in northern direction in ballast, en route from Le Havre to Novorossiysk. The ship dropped anchor, crew managed to restart engine... -Fleetmon