InterManager Daily News 24.05.2019.

1. US training ship collided with crane in Barbados
Training ship GOLDEN BEAR with 270 students contacted pier crane while berthing at Bridgetown, Barbados, in the morning May 21. Ship’s mast reportedly collapsed, no injures, as of 0400 UTC May 23 the ship already left Bridgetown, sailing towards her next port of call Lisboa Portugal. GOLDEN BEAR is on a 2-month training voyage, accident didn’t break training schedule. Pilot was on board during berthing. No details about mast – was it upper deck mast, or foremast, and what are the damages. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/23/us-training-ship-collided-with-crane-in-barbados/?fbclid=IwAR0MsbWBLADXspWKsWsHP7XUb1KopPphjhbpBxHn1pTp-KjlBD9Ec4ItOPQ

2. Master collapsed on the bridge, medevaced
Training ship GOLDEN BEAR with 270 students contacted pier crane while berthing at Bridgetown, Barbados, in the morning May 21. Ship’s mast reportedly collapsed, no injures, as of 0400 UTC May 23 the ship already left Bridgetown, sailing towards her next port of call Lisboa Portugal. GOLDEN BEAR is on a 2-month training voyage, accident didn’t break training schedule. Pilot was on board during berthing. No details about mast – was it upper deck mast, or foremast, and what are the damages. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/23/us-training-ship-collided-with-crane-in-barbados/?fbclid=IwAR0MsbWBLADXspWKsWsHP7XUb1KopPphjhbpBxHn1pTp-KjlBD9Ec4ItOPQ

3. Bulk carrier to be towed to Singapore after failing to repair at anchor
Bulk carrier LA SOLOGNAIS was taken under tow of tug TERASEA EAGLE (IMO 9658252) in the morning May 21, to be towed from Thevenard-Ceduna, southern Australia west of Adelaide, to Singapore for repairs. The suffered propulsion failure on Apr 8 while leaving Thevenard after completing cargo offload, repairs requested ship yard works, so it was decided to tow her to Singapore, ETA Jun 12. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/22/bulk-carrier-to-be-towed-to-singapore-after-failing-to-repair-at-anchor/?fbclid=IwAR22MhoMfy9f7mbb18RM3pXhJvuEE7NZLjgcbpLVB5peyzD64qZvpmSzYYU

4. Watch: World’s First Diver-Less Remote Hyperbaric Tie-In Completed
DeepOcean has conducted the world’s first offshore diver-less remote hyperbaric tie-in operation with the successful completion of the 36-inch oil export pipe spool tie in project on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea for Equinor. In 2017, DeepOcean was awarded a contract for the project management, engineering, procurement and installation of the 36 inch oil export spool and remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/watch-world-s-first-diver-less-remote-hyperbaric-tie-in-completed

5. McKnight Elected New Chairman at Georgia Ports Authority
William D. McKnight has been elected the new Chairman of Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). McKnight, who has served as vice chairman since 2018, will assume his new responsibilities July 1. “I’m excited to help lead the GPA at a time when Gov. Kemp has made the success of small business a major priority,” McKnight said. “Our ports’ role in helping Georgia companies connect with buyers across the globe can mean a world of difference to small operations hoping to expand.” https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/mcknight-elected-new-chairman-at-georgia-ports-authority

6. Protection Vessels International: Weekly Maritime Security Report
A group of about five masked robbers boarded an LNG tanker via the hawse pipe at 0055 hrs local time at Callao port. The robbers reportedly took a crew member on routine rounds hostage. Other crew members sounded the alarm and mustered. upon hearing the alarm, the robbers took the crew member’s radio and escaped on a small boat. The incident was reported to port control and a patrol boat was dispatched to the area. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/protection-vessels-international-weekly-maritime-security-report-83/

7. Sabotage of oil tankers stirs concerns over Gulf shipping
Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, sabotage attacks on four commercial vessels off the coast of the UAE’s Fujairah port have raised serious questions about maritime security in the Gulf. The incidents, which included attacks on two Saudi oil tankers, were revealed by the UAE government on May 12, drawing strong condemnation from governments in the Middle East and around the world as well as the Arab League. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/sabotage-of-oil-tankers-stirs-concerns-over-gulf-shipping/

8. CMA CGM orders trackers for 50,000 containers
CMA CGM has ordered trackers to measure everything from temperature fluctuations to GPS positions on 50,000 of its containers. The supplier is a company invested in by the French container line. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/Container/article11399563.ece

9. Alarm raised at the vast amount of money owed in backpay to the world’s seafarers
The amount of back pay owed to crew remains alarmingly high despite greater scrutiny from mainstream press and the general public. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) told Splash today the only remedy for the scourge is for ITF – or a similar body – to have the powers to stop any ship where wages were owed. https://splash247.com/alarm-raised-at-the-vast-amount-of-money-owed-in-backpay-to-the-worlds-seafarers/

10. Mangaluru port gets mechanised coal-handling facility
New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has added a new facility for mechanised handling of coal at the port. Chettinad Mangalore Coal Terminal Pvt Ltd has executed the mechanised common user coal terminal project at a cost of Rs. 469.46 crore at New Mangalore Port. https://www.shippingtribune.com/newsdetails.php?s_id=11962

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