InterManager Daily News 01.05.2019

1. Turkish first aircraft carrier on fire VIDEO
Fire erupted on board of Turkish first aircraft carrier TCG ANADOLU (L-408), which is under construction in dry dock at Sedef Shipyard, Tuzla, Turkey, late at night Apr 29 or early in the morning Apr 30. Fire said to occur inside ship’s bow compartments. As of morning Apr 30, firefighting was still continuing.
2. Coaster damaged in collision, Ghent – Terneuzen Canal Update
UPDATE 0730 UTC: KLARA collided with general cargo ship POSIDANA, which was transiting Canal en route from Ghent to UK. POSIDANA was berthed shortly after 0000 UTC Apr 30 at Terneuzen, no information on damages yet. KLARA according to latest update, suffered water ingress.
3. Antarctic supply ship reported two dead crew
Antarctic supply ship VASILIY GOLOVNIN reported on Apr 29 or earlier, that two crew on board died of poisoning, assumedly by methanol alcohol. The ship is on the way to Cape Tow, ETA May 4, after Antarctic voyage, she delivered supplies and replacement researchers teams to Indian Antarctic scientific bases Bharati and Maitri. One of deceased seamen is an AB, another one is turner. Their bodies are to be transported to Russia from Cape Town. Investigation pending.
4. DSV wants to grow despite global headwinds
A slowdown in the global economy will not halt DSV’s growth rates going forward, says CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen. “We will continue to be able to conquer market shares and grow,” he tells ShippingWatch.
5. GSL’s Post-Panamax Pair to Continue Working for ZIM
Containership owner Global Ship Lease has renewed charter agreements with Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) for two Post-Panamax vessels. The containerships in question are Dimitris Y and Ian H, both built in 2000.
6. ZEABORN Takes Over CPO Tankers
Germany-based shipping company ZEABORN Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), the tanker management subsidiary of Offen Group. The transaction partners signed the relevant contracts on April 29, 2019, agreeing to keep the key financial data confidential.
7. Noble Group selling off remains of bulker fleet
Freshly restructured Noble Group Holdings has revealed in its latest quarterly results that it is planning to sell of its owned bulker fleet. Having spent much of 2018 reducing its fleet, Noble has five bulkers left made up of a capesize and four post-panamaxes.
8. Westgarth replaces El-Mokadem as CEO of V.Group
Less than two years after he was appointed CEO, V.Group has announced that Ian El-Mokadem is leaving the company. El-Mokadem was brought in at V.Group in 2017 to replace Clive Richardson, who stepped down after eight years in charge of the company. Coming in as CEO is former Teekay boss Graham Westgarth.
9. UK Coastguard Tests Drones for Coastal Search and Rescue
The Essex Police, the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are launching a year-long trial to test the use of drones in search and rescue applications. The trial, which kicks off today, will provide HM Coastguard’s rescue teams with more aerial search assets. Essex Police’s Drone Unit will provide the drones as a service, and the partners expect that the new tool will give SAR teams a better way to search hazardous coastal areas and evaluate risks before sending in human rescue teams.
10. China, US face off on Iranian crude flows, with risks to global economy
China and the US are in an intense standoff over Iranian crude oil, with China indicating they may continue to import those medium and heavy barrels even after a sanctions waiver expires next week and the US threatening potentially severe consequences if they do.


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