InterManager Daily News 20.05.2019.

InterManager News 20.05.2019

1. Responsible comrades and Green New World
Do you know what term “responsible comrade” means? It’s an official Soviet term, applied to person entitled with power, according to person’s rank and position in Soviet Union ruling class, Nomenklatura (in modern Orwell’s new language, it is called “elite”). Commons were, by default, treated as irresponsible persons, though they were also called comrades.

2. Disabled bulk carrier towed to anchorage, Gulf of Aden
Bulk carrier was disabled in western Gulf of Aden since late May 15, while en route from Baltic sea port to South East Asia. Bulk carrier was taken on tow on May 18, and towed to anchorage, anchored early May 19.

3. 9 crew were evacuated from distressed bulk carrier, New Caledonia
9 crew were reportedly evacuated on May 17 or 18 from distressed bulk carrier NEW BEGINNING, anchored at Ngo Bay, New Caledonia, since May 12. Cause of evacuation unknown, medical assistance was mentioned.

4. Bulk carrier collided with general cargo ship in Marmara sea, both damaged
Bulk carrier PERSENK and general cargo ship AHMET CAN reportedly collided in Marmara sea, at around 1030 UTC May 18, in area between Marmara island and port of Tekirdag. Both ships were heading to Dardanelles, both reported damaged. PERSENK immediately after collision turned to Tekordag and anchored at around 1230 UTC, sailing either at reduced speed or under tow. AHMET CAN took to stb and headed for Hoskoy, where she made a sharp turn and headed for, seemingly, Tekirdag anchorage, also proceeding at reduced speed.

5. Bulk carrier aground, Caribbean
Bulk carrier, understood in load, ran aground in the morning May 17 in front of port’s waterfront, Caribbean. The ship ran aground while trying to avoid moving into fishing nets, said local sources. Bulk carrier, they added, is awaiting a tug.

6. UAE Suezmax tanker with Iranian oil seized by Egypt demanding $56 mil
31 crew of Suezmax crude oil tanker SEA SHARK called Russian News Agency TASS and asked for help, describing their dramatic situation Owned by UAE-based company tanker loaded a shipment of crude oil at Kharg Island Oil Terminal, Iran, and sailed to Suez in late Oct 2018, where tanker stopped, “waiting for further instructions” and flag change, because “Panama flag registry expired”. Highly probably cargo of oil was to be delivered in sanctions violation, maybe to Syria, maybe somewhere else.

7. Conveyor belt collapsed onto bulk carrier, Chile
Ship loading conveyor belt collapsed while loading salt into bulk carrier LEONIDAS at Patillos Port, Chile, reportedly on May 16. One worker suffered minor injures. Port’s authorities said they’re discussing with conveyor operating company how to remove debris and free the ship in most safe and quick way. Understood ship’s damages aren’t yet fully assessed.

8. Ferry aground, flooding, evacuation under way
erry OCEAN DRAGON 6 with dozens of passengers on board ran aground on Ngenang island coast, Riau Islands, South China sea, at 1905 LT May 16, while en route from Tanjung Pinang, capital of Riau islands province, to Batam Batam island, Singapore Strait. Understood hull was breached, ship is flooding. Evacuation under way, passengers are taken onto ferry OCEAN DRAGON 9.

9. Cautious Progress of Dutch Maritime Technology Sector Despite Fewer Orders
The Dutch maritime technology sector, which consists of over 100 yards and 800 maritime suppliers, saw its activity rise slightly in 2018. Total turnover increased to EUR 7.3 billion (USD 8.1 million), some EUR 400 million more than in 2017, according to data provided by the Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT). However, higher turnover does not always translate into major growth in profit. In addition, price levels remained under pressure in many companies.

10. Bob Hawke Dies at 89
Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke died on May 16, aged 89. He served as Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991. He was Labor’s longest-serving prime minister and Australia’s third-longest-serving Prime Minister. He still holds the highest ever AC Nielsen Poll approval rating (available since 1972).


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