InterManager Daily News 21.05.2019.

InterManager News 21.05.2019.

1. MAERSK container ship lost crew while taking pilot on board, Canada
Container ship MAERSK PATRAS lost man overboard while reportedly, taking pilot on board off Les Escoumins, Quebec, Saint Lawrence river mouth, in the morning May 19. Vessel arrived from Antwerp, being bound for Montreal. SAR lasted until evening May 19, was suspended, all involved ships and helicopter released. MAERSK PATRAS resumed voyage at 1945 LT May 19, as of 0500 UTC May 20 was sailing upstream, below Quebec City.
According to unconfirmed social media posts, missing crew is either AB or Second Officer, he wasn’t wearing life jacket, little chance of survival in 6 C water. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/20/maersk-container-ship-lost-crew-while-taking-pilot-on-board-canada/?fbclid=IwAR1sicHrCdG9EuecAEFKcY8bSwMuVQBT5kNSpgIbvcBHOpakiHXrqmgVSc8

2. Bulk carrier refloated after 3 days aground, Brazil
Bulk carrier NORD SANTIAGO ran aground at around 1500 UTC May 16 in Lagoon Dos Patos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, some 3 hours after departing from Porto Alegre in ballast. Bulk carrier remained aground, with slight portside list, until morning May 19. She was refloated with the help of two tugs at around 1000 UTC May 19, moved south and anchored, still in lagoon. Reportedly the ship ran aground after veering off fairway. No reports on damages, probably none or slight. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/20/bulk-carrier-refloated-after-3-days-aground-brazil/?fbclid=IwAR2hWu6d38fPei6DOV4PAsoDJYxPrGfAHWr4qcigu8dFi0ePYDqavsc55T4

3. Barge with platform modules sank off Brazilian coast
Barge LOCAR V, loaded with two platform modules, reported partially sunk at 2230 UTC May 18 in position 26 02S 047 34W, some 50 nm SE of Paranagua, Brazil, while being under tow of tug TS FAVORITO, from Itajai to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/19/barge-with-platform-modules-sank-off-brazilian-coast/?fbclid=IwAR1H-HflITWyn3H7rrfNEbq89jzxcpt329TtQzO4eoSngQgvMk2udoDrlvs

4. Maersk disappointed by lack of short-term solutions at IMO
The world’s largest container shipping line, Maersk, is not “satisfied with the lack of progress” in the IMO regarding CO2 emission reductions, the company’s head of sustainability strategy tells ShippingWatch. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/regulation/article11389981.ece

5. Hyundai Merchant Marine Launches New Corporate Identity
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has launched a new corporate identity. The blue HMM letter embodies the shape of the front of a large ship crossing the ocean, and the red line on top represents the rising sun on the horizon where the ship is sailing. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/hyundai-merchant-marine-launches-launch-new-corporate-identity

6. China’s Imports of Solid Waste Continue to Decline
China’s imports of solid waste have continued to decline this year with imports of plastic, paper and metal waste amounting to 4.74 million tons, down 33.1 percent from January to April in 2018. The drop follows a decline of nearly 50 percent in 2018 as the country tightened its ban on solid waste imports. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/china-s-imports-of-solid-waste-continue-to-decline

7. Russia to Pay USD 3 Mn to Greenpeace for Illegal Ship Detention
Russia will pay EUR 2.7 million (USD 3 million) to Greenpeace in compensation for unlawful detention of its ship Arctic Sunrise and 30 crewmembers in 2013. This is a result of an agreement reached between Russia and the Netherlands, the environmental organization said. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/277140/russia-to-pay-usd-3-mn-to-greenpeace-for-illegal-ship-detention/

8. Zeaborn Contracts Korean Register, Verifavia for 100-Vessel IHM Certification
Germany’s Zeaborn Ship Management has contracted Verifavia Shipping and the Korean Register (KR) to perform inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) preparation and certification for over 100 vessels. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/277121/zeaborn-contracts-korean-register-verifavia-for-100-vessel-ihm-certification/

9. Global merchant fleet surpasses 2bn dwt for the first time
The global merchant fleet has surpassed the 2bn dwt mark for the first time, doubling in size in just 13 years, and could be on track to hit 3bn dwt by 2033, according to data from Clarkson Research. Clarkson data shows that at the start of this year the global shipping fleet capacity stood at 1.98bn dwt. It crossed the 2bn dwt mark earlier this month. https://splash247.com/global-merchant-fleet-surpasses-2bn-dwt-for-the-first-time/

10. Trade Battle Looks Set to Roil Container Shipping
The escalating U.S.-China tariff tensions could curtail growth in trans-Pacific seaborne trade this year if no settlement is reached, and container ships that carry consumer goods likely will be directly affected. Jonathan Roach, a container analyst at London-based shipbroker Braemar ACM, expects demand growth in the sector to be reduced to around 2% this year from 4.5% in 2018, hitting the finances of carriers that are still trying to recover from a steep downturn. https://www.shippingtribune.com/newsdetails.php?s_id=11899

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