1. Tanker Catches Light
A product tanker, "Genessa" has caught fire at an anchorage off Port Kandla, Gujarat. All crew members were evacuated, but two were seriously injured in the fire, and one died after arriving at the hospital, according to a defence spokesperson. Three Coast
Guard vessels and nine tugs from operators KPT, Reliance, Essar, Adani and ICG Dornier responded to the scene to combat the blaze. In social media updates little smoke was visible. However, on Thursday afternoon, images released by Defence Gujarat showed dense
clouds emanating from the Genessa once more, along with an extensive, multi-vessel firefighting effort
representatives of Union Maritime and the technical managers of the vessel. The exact nature of the incident and how it was resolved were not revealed, only that the pirates made contact with the company on Friday three days after its disappearance and that
the vessel was subsequently released.
3. Laid Up Ships Drops
to 377,784 teu, anchored in hot or cold lay-up. This compares with 351 ships for 950,000 teu a year ago. At 1.8% of the global cellular fleet, idled container tonnage is at its lowest level since mid-2015.
($69.5m) into the company via a rights offering.
Bibby Offshore says it now has a substantially debt-free balance sheet which will enable it to reach its full potential. Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore, commented: The completion of the recapitalisation will be transformational for Bibby
Offshore and is a major milestone for our business".
a total of twenty 11,000 teu containerships, made up of eight newbuildings and another 12 vessels on charter. The company estimated that the price for each vessel is between $93m and $100m. Shoei Kisen will order the 12 vessels at affiliate shipyard Imabari
Shipbuilding and charter the vessels to Evergreen upon delivery.
posed by hull biofouling, which can also carry invasives. Beginning January 1, after each newbuild’s delivery or after each existing vessel’s next regularly scheduled dry docking, the operator must implement a vessel-specific Biofouling Management Plan and
Biofouling Record Book consistent with the best practices found in the IMO Biofouling Guidelines.
his duties until a new appointment is made. The company has been undergoing a financial restructuring under the protection of the Singapore courts. It has until April to complete the restructuring, which will see Singaporean companies BT Investment and Point
Hope each invest $25m.
France share a belief in a comprehensive approach to mass migration. And as our efforts in the Sahel and across Africa demonstrate, we will work together to address the instability which fuels it. President Macron and I have both confirmed that the U.K. and
France remain committed to the principles of the longstanding Le Touquet agreement.
The pomp and ceremony of a ship naming can set owners back six-digit figures. Business class flights to Asia, posh hotels, banquets and of a course a smashed bottle of bubbly, none of which is cheap. Stena Bulk has found a cunning way to cut these costs while
also showing off its modern edge. Earlier this week the Scandinavian owner held a digital naming ceremony for its latest IMOIIMAX tanker, the Stena Immortal. Some 200 guests gathered at Stenas new Copenhagen office to attend the naming ceremony and watch
godmother Jane Olsson Thorburn digitally swing the bottle of champagne against the tankers bows.
spotted two swimmers caught out in a rip current. According to officials, within just 70 seconds the UAV was hovering over the boys and launched an inflatable for them to grab onto essentially saving their lives. The rescue is believed to be the first time
a drone has been used to rescue swimmers at sea.
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