InterManager Daily News 24.04.2019

1. Landing craft capsized, sank in Kalimantan waters
Landing craft SALUANG capsized and sank alongside pier in Belitang, Kapuas river, Sekadau Regency, West Kalimantan, at around midnight LT Apr 22. Ferry capsized after loaded vehicles shifted. There were 14 passengers, 8 crew and 6 trucks on board, people managed to disembark without casualties or injures, 6 trucks sank together with ferry.
2. Ferries collided in Sunda Strait, damaged, 1 crew missing
Ferry WINDU KARSA DWITYA collided with ferry VIRGO 18 near Merak port, Java, Sunda Strait, at around 1630 LT Apr 22. WINDU KARSA DWITYA was leaving Merak, while VIRGO 18 was approaching port, both ferries serving Merak Bakauheni line. One crew of WINDU KARSA DWITYA fell overboard and is missing, one passenger was injured and transferred to hospital, on arrival to Merak.

3. Luxury yacht disabled in Ionian sea
Luxury yacht LEGENDA with 7 crew was disabled after mechanical failure in Ionian sea off Lefkada island, Greece, in the afternoon Apr 21. Yacht was taken on tow, but later managed to restart engine, and reach Preveza port, Greece, under own power, escorted by patrol boat. She was detained for repairs and survey. Yacht understood to be for charter, see
4. Flex LNG ready to take leading role in consolidation
The LNG market is “fragmented”, and there is potential for greater consolidation, John Fredriksen’s Flex LNG says to ShippingWatch. The shipping company says it is prepared to buy up, according to CEO.
5. Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia
On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia.
6. Expanded Panama Canal Sees 6000th Neopanamax Transit
Less than three years since its opening, the Panama Canal has welcomed the 6,000th vessel transit. The milestone was achieved by Energy Liberty, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, which passed through the expanded waterway on April 23, 2019, Jorge L. Quijano, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority said on social media.
7. Three Injured After Bulker Suffers Explosion off Cornwall
Three crew members have been injured following a last week’s explosion on board a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier off Cornwall. The 93,400 dwt Great Aspiration suffered the explosion in a cargo hold due to welding activities on April 17, 2019, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
8. Qatar Launches Massive LNG Shipbuilding Program That Could Exceed 100 Ships
Qatar, the world’s second largest exporter of liquified natural gas, has taken its first firm steps in a massive LNG shipbuilding program that could exceed 100 newbuild LNG carriers over the next decade. Qatar Petroleum on Tuesday issued an ‘invitation to tender’ to shipbuilders for the reservation of LNG ship construction capacity. The initial plan calls for the construction of 60 LNG carriers with the potential to exceed more than 100 ships over the next decade, according to Qatar Petroleum. Qatargas will execute shipbuilding program on behalf of Qatar Petroleum.
9. Richard Sadler leaving GasLog
New York-listed LNG shipowner GasLog has appointed Paolo Enoizi as COO designate of GasLog and GasLog Partners, replacing former LR boss Richard Sadler who is leaving the company. Enoizi takes up the role in August and will be based in Piraeus, and will work alongside Sadler for a transition period. Enoizi was most recently managing director of Stolt Tankers in Rotterdam.
10. Global Ship Orders Fall to Lowest Level in 15 Years
Ship orders world-wide have shrunk to the lowest level in 15 years as vessel owners struggle with excess capacity that has kept freight rates well below break-even levels. There were 3,200 vessels of a combined 81 million gross tons ordered globally in the first quarter, the lowest figure since 2004, marine data provider Clarksons PLC said in a report released Friday. “The global order book has declined to its lowest level since the early stages of the shipbuilding boom,” George Warner of Clarksons Research said.


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