InterManager Daily 08.03.2019 – No.01

Dear Readers

You have probably noticed that our Daily news did not get to you in the last 2 days. I am afraid Seacurus decided to stop the service.
We do appreciate that many of our members have been using it for many years now therefore we have decided to take it “inhouse”.

Please see its first edition – your comments would be highly appreciated.

1. ILO: Women, Young Seafarers to Gain More Access to Industry
The International Labour Organization (ILO) unveiled a plan to make the maritime profession more attractive and accessible to young and women seafarers only days ahead of the International Women’s Day 2019.

2. V.Group appoints new CFO
Ship management company V. Group has appointed a new CFO. Alison Henriksen, who comes from a position as CFO in another UK-based company, is taking on the new role with immediate effect.

3. New Zealand Detains Bulker Over Unpaid Wages to Crew
Maritime authorities in New Zealand have detained the bulk carrier Daiwan Justice after learning that the crews’ wages had not been paid for almost four months.
Responding to tip from the International Transport Workers’ Federation, the Panama-flagged vessel was detained by officers with the Maritime NZ on Saturday, 2 March 2019, at Lyttelton.

4. Another top executive departs from DFDS
Executive VP Henrik Holck follows on the heels of departing CEO Niels Smedegaard, who is set to leave DFDS soon. Like Smedegaard, who hired him in 2007, he has been with the company for 12 years.

5. Large investor takes over majority of Seaspan stock
Shipowner Seaspan reports improvement on both the top and bottom line in a 2018 in which the company made acquisitions and noted better rates. Investor Fairfax is now the company’s biggest shareholder

6. Yara Marine: Open Loop Scrubbers Viable for 80-90 Pct of Global Shipping
Open loop scrubbers are still viable for 80-90 percent of global marine transport although there is a growing number of countries and regions around the world that are introducing bans on this type of scrubbers.

7. Netanyahu: Israeli Navy Could “Block” Iranian Oil Shipping
In an address at a naval academy graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that the Israeli Navy could become involved in “blocking” Iranian oil shipments.
“Iran is trying to bypass the sanctions on it through the covert smuggling of petroleum via the sea. As these attempts expand, the navy will have a more important role in efforts to block these Iranian actions,” Netanyahu said. “I call on the entire international community to stop Iran’s attempts to circumvent the sanctions by sea, and of course, by any (other) means.”

8. Regal Princess Rescues Two Survivors from Aircraft Crash
On March 5, the cruise ship Regal Princess rescued two survivors from an aircraft crash.
While the Princess was under way for St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, she received a notification from the U.S. Coast Guard about a small aircraft crash nearby. The Coast Guard requested her assistance, and she diverted to the scene and launched her rescue boat. Her crew brought aboard two survivors from a small raft. A U.S. Coast Guard aircraft provided aerial surveillance throughout the operation.

9.Cruise Industry Creates Over 12,500 Jobs in the Baltic Region
The cruise industry supports over 12,500 jobs in the region, according to a new study.
More people than ever before are cruising in the Baltic Sea, and that is showing on the positive economic impact in the region. According to a new Economic Impact Study, the cruise industry generated a total output of EUR 1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) in 2018, which supported 12,595 total jobs in the Baltic region.

10. DNV GL and Metalships & Docks Win Contracts for New Sailing Ship
DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification of the passenger sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit, built by Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Spain. Ordered by the Hamburg-based operator Sea Cloud Cruises, the vessel is designed for independent travelers and the charter market, mainly in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.


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