InterManager Daily News 22.05.2019.

InterManager News 22.05.2019

1. Bulk carrier aground, South Atlantic
Bulk carrier ran aground while navigating in waters of South America East coast in the afternoon May 19. As of 1700 UTC May 20, bulk carrier was still aground. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/20/bulk-carrier-aground-south-atlantic/?fbclid=IwAR2s9bWcWLagFPUb2T3Q–EVWrYpshHrUgW0maBiuKoawn8SoVUXMzVJrzg

2. Maersk is expected to deliver a stronger first quarter result
Maersk is expected to report an improved but far from spectacular result when the company publishes its interim report Friday, note several analysts, pointing to an uncertain future for the container shipping sector overall. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/Container/article11394001.ece

3. Zeaborn aims for 250 ships under management
Zeaborn Ship Management has appointed its new CEO, who will be heading an expansion of its managed fleet to more than 250 vessels, says the company. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/article11394630.ece

4. Rob Grool to head up Zeaborn Ship Management
A well-known name in shipmanagement has moved to Hamburg to take the reins at one of Germany’s fastest growing fleets. Rob Grool has been appointed CEO of Zeaborn Ship Mangement, taking over from Holger Strack who has been interim boss since the start of the year. https://splash247.com/rob-grool-to-head-up-zeaborn-ship-management/

5. Likely bunker spill detected from Bahri VLCC attacked off Fujairah
Satellite imagery analysed by TankerTrackers.com points towards a bunker spill from one of the four ships targeted off Fujairah waters on May 12. The images posted on social media of the Amjad, a VLCC belonging to Saudi Arabia’s Bahri, suggest bunker fuel spilled from the ship’s stern for at least four days after the attacks. https://splash247.com/likely-bunker-spill-detected-from-bahri-vlcc-attacked-off-fujairah/

6. Ocean Yield Takes Delivery of Scorpio’s Ultramax Pair
Norway-based ship owning company Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of two 2017-built Ultramax dry bulk vessels. The 63,700 dwt ships in question are the 63,700 SBI Libra and SBI Virgo. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/277195/ocean-yield-takes-delivery-of-scorpios-ultramax-pair/

7. Petronas FLNG Satu Starts Production at New Site
The Petronas floating LNG facility PFLNG Satu recently started production at its new site at the Kebabangan cluster field, offshore Sabah, Malaysia. First gas was pumped into the PFLNG Satu’s turret system via a 5-km flexible pipeline on May 4. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/277196/petronas-flng-satu-starts-production-at-new-site/

8. Search Called Off for Missing Maersk Boxship Officer
The search for a Maersk container ship officer who went overboard last weekend was unsuccessful and has been called off, according to Maersk Line. At about 0930 on Sunday morning, the sub-Panamax container ship Maersk Patras reported that the second officer had gone overboard in the Saint Lawrence River, about 100 nm to the northeast of Quebec City. The Marine Search & Rescue Centre (MSRC) of the Canadian Coast Guard immediately lauched a search effort with the help of several vessels, including Maersk Patras, the CCG response vessel Cap de Rabast, the pilot boat Grandes Eaux, and the CCG hovercraft Sipu Muin. Airborne assets also participated in the effort. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/search-called-off-for-missing-maersk-boxship-officer

9. Violations of IMO 2020 Emissions Rules for Shipping Could Hit Insurance Cover
Tougher rules on sulfur emissions from ships will come into effect next year in the biggest shake-up for the oil and shipping industries for decades. United Nations shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met in London this week for the only Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) session this year and will fine tune guidance. https://www.shippingtribune.com/newsdetails.php?s_id=11941

10. Mercator in troubled waters over non-payment of salaries
Mumbai-based Mercator Ltd has not paid salaries to about 350 crew members on board its dredgers and tankers for March and April, the first sign of financial stress in what was once India’s second biggest private shipping company. The firm owes Rs. 1,288 crore to lenders, according to a February 13 investor presentation on its website. It reported a loss of Rs. 529 crore for the first nine months of FY19. https://www.shippingtribune.com/newsdetails.php?s_id=11942

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