1. Container ship went NUC, hit tanker, bulk carrier, causing fuel spill in Brunsbuettel
UPDATE Mar 25: After going out of control CALISTO struck bunker tanker CLAUDIA, moored alongside berthed bulk carrier INTERLINK AFFINITY. Tanker moorings and bunkering hose broke, followed by fuel leak. Estimated 200 kg of fuel leaked overboard. Bulk carrier was slightly damaged, tanker reportedly, sustained serious damages. Mar 24: Container ship CALISTO veered off fairway and collided with embankment or pier on Elbe in Brunsbuettel area, at around 0900 LT Mar 24, while approaching Brunsbuettel for further Kiel Canal transit, en route from Hamburg to Gdynia Poland. The ship sustained damages, extend unknown. She was brought to anchor on Elbe, in front of Brunsbuettel, and as of 1230 UTC, remained at anchor. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/03/25/container-ship-went-nuc-hit-tanker-bulk-carrier-causing-fuel-spill-in-brunsbuettel/?fbclid=IwAR2o-K3NWodFkpDmSA8EBsut9_1DQaoT-NVBrSBtlQKzYrFmHn00YRIWLT4
2. Cargo ship in distress while assisting VIKING SKY Mar 25 UPDATE towed to safety
General cargo ship HAGLAND CAPTAIN ran into trouble and is in need of assistance some 5 nm east of distressed VIKING SKY, Norway. The ship reportedly suffered mechanical failure or engine failure at around 1800 UTC Mar 23 and started to drift towards coast in severe storm. Helicopters reportedly sent to evacuate ship’s 9 crew. VIKING SKY meanwhile, is desperately trying to reach calm waters to shelter from raging storm, she’s slowly moving in western direction at some 3-4 knots speed. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/03/25/cargo-ship-in-distress-while-assisting-viking-sky-mar-25-update-towed-to-safety/?fbclid=IwAR1xCmL8tFWo54zzomURgCSE3CtNhTMb_Pi_SMRXxmP3m71WMXDlU8W0xag
3. Passenger ship with 770 people on board ran aground, China
Passenger tour ship BEI YOU 25 with 770 passengers on board ran aground in the afternoon Mar 23 off Weizhou island western coast, China, Gulf of Tonkin. Refloating operation lasted until early morning Mar 24, BEI YOU 25 was refloated at 0755 LT. It was decided not to evacuate passengers because of safety reasons – night time and fresh weather. Extra water and food supplies were delivered. After refloating, BEI YOU 25 was taken to port, all passengers safe. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/03/24/passenger-ship-with-770-people-on-board-ran-aground-china/?fbclid=IwAR1TXrcx2WBbyf7zCySRmA-97aGs6ujFoueJ__SHNzMQpoMw78WF15tUZU0
4. Container ship collided with pier, damaged, Brunsbuettel
Container ship CALISTO veered off fairway and collided with embankment or pier on Elbe in Brunsbuettel area, at around 0900 LT Mar 24, while approaching Brunsbuettel for further Kiel Canal transit, en route from Hamburg to Gdynia Poland. The ship sustained damages, extend unknown. She was brought to anchor on Elbe, in front of Brunsbuettel, and as of 1230 UTC, remained at anchor. Container ship CALISTO, IMO 9306067, dwt 26615, capacity 1574 TEU, built 2005, flag Liberia, manager DOEHLE (AIS). http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/03/24/container-ship-collided-with-pier-damaged-brunsbuettel/?fbclid=IwAR2U3NCten8fe6vbSZScSxVU8h4pFruM_gR59k5SPt-fLEkrKIywhczElgM
5. Locking in HSFO supplies is key for scrubber-fitted fleet post 2020 – consultant
Shipowners with scrubber-equipped vessels will need to lock in long-term HSFO supplies, and hedge if needed, amid concerns about consistent availability and quality when the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur limit rule for marine fuels kicks in from 2020, Adrian Tolson, a bunker industry veteran and senior partner at 2020 Marine Energy, said. The IMO’s global sulfur limit for marine fuels will cap global sulfur content in marine fuels at 0.5% from January 1, 2020, down from 3.5% currently. This applies outside the designated emission control areas where the limit is already 0.1%. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/locking-in-hsfo-supplies-is-key-for-scrubber-fitted-fleet-post-2020-consultant/
6. Tanker Market: Tracking Future Cargoes Supply
Where will the future oil supply come from? It’s one of the questions that tanker owners are looking to answer adequately, as it can provide them with a competitive advantage. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson said that “earlier this month the IEA released its medium-term outlook for the global oil markets, which provides analysis and the forecast of the key issues in demand, supply, refining and oil trade through to 2024. The report portrays a positive outlook for oil demand growth, which is expected to continue to increase at a healthy pace, in line with the average growth rate seen since 2000. The gains in oil consumption are projected to average 1.2 million b/d per annum between 2018 and 2024, driven by the expansion of the petrochemical industry and the fast-growing aviation sector. Asia Pacific will see the fastest growth in consumption, accounting for 62% of the total increase in demand”. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/tanker-market-tracking-future-cargoes-supply/
7. Petrochemical Disaster Creates Houston Shipping Bottleneck
HOUSTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The backlog of vessels waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday while it remained closed to traffic for a third day as emergency workers attempted to clear a petrochemical spill from the Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) storage facility in Deer Park, Texas, the U.S. Coast Guard said. https://gcaptain.com/petrochemical-disaster-creates-houston-shipping-bottleneck/
8. Maersk wants a larger share of the value chain within specialty cargo
In recent years, the container carrier has captured cargo from traditional project cargo carriers, and the business division is growing faster than the container division. Now, Maersk is going after an even larger part of the value chain, says CEO of the division. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/article11274151.ece
9. GC Rieber Shipping to sell survey vessel
Norwegian shipping firm GC Rieber Shipping is going to sell its icebreaking research vessel Ernest Shackleton to an undisclosed buyer after it negotiated an agreement for the early redelivery of the vessel from British Antarctic Survey. The ship was built by Kverner Klevin Leirvik in Norway for GC Rieber Shipping, and launched in 1995 as the Polar Queen and it was acquired by BAS in August 1999 under a long-term charter arrangement and renamed Ernest Shackleton in 2000. GC Rieber Shipping expects a cash gain of NOK140m ($16.38m) from the sale. https://splash247.com/gc-rieber-shipping-to-sell-survey-vessel/
10. Watch: MHI Demonstrates Autonomous Fire-Fighting Robots
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has developed two firefighting robots: the “Water Cannon Robot” and the “Hose Extension Robot.” As a team they are designed for situations too hazardous for firefighting crews, such as fires at petrochemical plants. The Water Cannon Robot can extinguish and cool fires where human intervention is difficult, while the Hose Extension Robot automatically lays out up to 300 meters of fire hose to supply water to the Water Cannon Robot. Also part of the system is a “reconnaissance and surveillance robot” and a command system. The system is designed for installation on a dedicated transport vehicle. The robots are built on chassis frames modified from small farm machinery that has strong suspension and high maneuverability. The frames are equipped with GPS and laser sensors, and the robots are able to self-drive directly to the scene of a fire, equipped with an attached firehose. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/watch-mhi-demonstrates-autonomous-fire-fighting-robots
InterManager Daily News 26.03.2019
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