InterManager Daily News 29.04.2019

InterManager Daily News 29.04.2019
1. APL DANUBE towed to Sokhna, to be offloaded
Container ship APL DANUBE was towed from Suez to Sokhna, Egypt, after grounding and breakdown in Suez Canal on Apr 20. Reportedly, ship’s steering was seriously damaged by grounding. The ship is to be offloaded at Sokhna and after that, put under repairs. She was en route from Istanbul to Jeddah.
2. MSC container ship fire, Italy
Fire erupted in crew cabin, two floors below bridge, of container ship MSC SAMANTHA, berthed at Gioia Tauro, Italy. Authorities and Fire Agency were alerted at around 1100 LT Apr 27, fire teams arrived on board and extinguished fire. Cabin burned out, corridor in living quarters floor was heavily damaged. Fire believed to be sparked off by electric appliance misuse. One crew was slightly injured and taken to hospital.
3. Major coal fire in Indian port
ire erupted at around 0830 LT Apr 27 during loading coal into bulk carrier PELLA in Haldia port, India. Fire reported as major, with deployment of all available fire engines. Not clear if fire is on board of bulk carrier, or in coal repository, but bulk carrier and berthed across basin tanker CEVDET A (IMO 9474450), loaded with oil products, are said to be in danger.
4. LPG tanker collided with fishing vessel, 1 fisherman died, Thailand
LPG tanker NP BANGPAKONG reportedly collided with coastal fishing vessel on Apr 23 some 8 nm west of Koh Chang island, Trat Province, Thailand, eastern Gulf of Siam. Of 8 crew on board of fishing vessel, 1 died, 7 were rescued. Tanker was en route from Vietnam to Laem Chabang. According to report, tanker returned to collision site and assisted in rescue.
5. Mega container ship broke off moorings, drifted, hit pier
Ultra Large Container Vessel reportedly broke off her moorings in strong wind early in the morning Apr 26 in central Mediterranean port. The ship drifted across harbor and hit the pier, later was taken under control by tugs and berthed. No information on damages, though it may be assumed that there were some, to ship and to pier.
6. Indian aircraft carrier fire. Russia-built ship with inherent bad luck.
Indian media news release: A lieutenant commander lost his life while attempting to snuff out an accidental fire that broke out on India’s only aircraft carrier INS VIKRAMADITYA near the INS Kadamba Naval Base in Karwar on Apr 26.

7. Nourishing corruption to fight it. New show in our circus.
Let’s welcome a new circus show, soon to be staged – a New Anti-Corruption Agenda of the IMO. The IMO will now work on a guidance document to address maritime corruption. This is expected to be completed by 2021.
8. No arms found on IRISL container ship, Libya
IRISL container ship SHAHR E KORD with 144 containers on board berthed at Misrata Libya on Apr 26, and is declared detained. A thorough check of ship and containers didn’t find any prohibited goods, according to Libyan Interior Ministry official statement. The ship nevertheless, is banned from leaving port, because the ship is listed in the US-EU sanctions, imposed on Iranian shipping and Iranian ships.
9. MISSION SAFEER-THIRTY SEVEN DAYS TO FREEDOM selected for viewing at 9th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival
We are very proud that our documentary has been selected for viewing at this Prestigious Event…9th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-19 on 30th April, on the birth anniversary of the Father of Indian Cinema Late Dadasaheb Phalke. It is indeed a great honour to be a part of celebrations of this new age cinema.

10. Trump Considering Waiving Jones Act Mandate for Natural Gas, Sources Say
President Donald Trump is seriously considering waiving the requirement that only U.S.-flagged vessels can move natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico or the Northeast, according to people familiar with the deliberations.


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