InterManager Daiy News 28.05.2019.

1. Reefer grounding, Suriname
Reefer EASTERN BAY ran aground in Suriname river mouth, Suriname, South America, at around 0940 UTC May 26, while approaching port of destination Paramaribo, arriving from Rotterdam. Grounded reefer blocked entrance fairway. At around 0030 UTC May 27 she was refloated with coming high tide, and probably, tug or tugs assistance. No reports on damages, if any. She was docked at Paramaribo at 0240 UTC May 27. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/27/reefer-grounding-suriname/?fbclid=IwAR3Wfv8I5X7gg4IBPg2bXLiqQC1A33rU8i-IT5UaQfVE9q3erX-0nzhxGJo

2. GRIMALDI ro-ro grounding, Netherlands
Ro-ro cargo ship GRANDE AMBURGO ran aground on Western Scheldt bank at Walsoorden, in the afternoon May 26, while proceeding upstream en route from Dakar Senegal to Antwerp. The ship managed to come off about an hour later, reportedly by own means. She was taken to Hansweert on the opposite side of the river and anchored. After survey, she resumed voyage and was berthed at Antwerp at around 0230 UTC May 27. No damages reported. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/05/27/grimaldi-ro-ro-grounding-netherlands/?fbclid=IwAR2kcj0Qodz9hRx_o40R5cdv62FTB4rW_5DhOKX76_spvimDDjiB2PVbD_Y

3. Norwegian oil sector highly optimistic about the future
Companies with large exposure to the oil sector are more optimistic than the average. 73 percent expect increased activity and earnings next year. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/Offshore/article11407958.ece

4. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (SHIP) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. Seanergy Maritime’s rating score has declined by 100% in the last three months as a result of various analysts’ ratings changes. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/seanergy-maritime-holdings-corp-ship-given-average-recommendation-of-buy-by-brokerages/

5. Teenagers get to grip with oil spill prevention
Discussions on oil pollution prevention, preparedness and response took centre stage this week (20-24 May) at the latest edition of Spillcon 2019 in Perth, Australia. The forum included sessions on cause and prevention, response management and environmental issues. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/teenagers-get-to-grip-with-oil-spill-prevention/

6. Russia Launches Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker for Arctic Operations
Russia’s Baltic Shipyard launched the nation’s third nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural in a ceremony in St. Petersburg on May 25, 2019.nWith the launch of Ural, Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company Rosatom is taking another step towards ensuring all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/277525/russia-launches-nuclear-powered-icebreaker-for-arctic-operations/

7. Brodosplit Delivers New Polar Cruise Ship to Oceanwide Expeditions
Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit has handed over Hondius, a new polar cruise ship, to Dutch-based company Oceanwide Expeditions (OEX). The delivery ceremony for Hondius took place in the Split harbor on May 23, 2019 https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/277546/brodosplit-delivers-new-polar-cruise-ship-to-oceanwide-expeditions/

8. US says Iranian limpet mines were used in Fujairah tanker attacks
The United States on Friday accused Iran’s Revolutionary Guards of being behind the May 12 attacks on four tankers off Fujairah. The US military is sending another 1,500 troops to the Middle East as tensions rise between Washington and Tehran. https://splash247.com/us-says-iranian-limpet-mines-were-used-in-fujairah-tanker-attacks/

9. Maersk joins CMA CGM and MSC with Traxens investment
Maersk has decided to invest in Marseille-based smart container creator Traxens meaning the world’s three largest containerlines are now onboard as shareholders in the French company. Maersk’s decision follows in the wake of CMA CGM and MSC with all three set to have an equal shareholding in Traxens. As part of the Maersk agreement, the Danish carrier has agreed to to order up to 50,000 Traxens devices, a similar order to those placed earlier by CMA CGM and MSC. https://splash247.com/maersk-joins-cma-cgm-and-msc-with-traxens-investment/

10. IMO 2020 could create fierce competition for scarce water resources
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations set to take effect in 2020 have sparked mountains of research on the expected costs for the energy and maritime sectors. Less thought has been given to IMO 2020’s environmental consequences, especially on water demand. https://www.shippingtribune.com/newsdetails.php?s_id=11991

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