InterManager Daily News 18.06.2019.

1. Abandoned car carrier adrift UPDATE Jun 17
Jun 17 UPDATE. Understood offshore tug LEWEK HYDRA (IMO 9503043) was tasked with salvage. Meanwhile Philippines CG patrol ship CABRA approached DIAMOND HIGHWAY in the morning Jun 17, to monitor car carrier drift and status.

2. Tanker collided with bridge, Mississippi river
Product tanker DANK SILVER collided with Sunshine Bridge, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Mississippi river, at around 1330 LT Jun 16, while proceeding downstream, shortly after leaving Convent, Burnside. Bridge was closed in both directions for roughly two hours, but state officials said the structure was not damaged. Tanker sailed downstream and was anchored at Gramercy, about an hour and a half later after collision, for damages assessment and investigation.

3. Latvian freighter aground, Sweden
General cargo ship BONITA ran aground in Vanern Lake, Sweden, early in the morning Jun 16, while en route from Amsterdam to Hallekis. As of 1640 UTC Jun 16, the ship was still aground, CG SAR ships nearby, divers were to survey her during daytime. No leak reported.

4. Tankers may sail on ammonia from 2030
According to a study, ammonia is a viable fuel alternative in shipping’s climate change mitigation efforts. From 2030, tankers may be able to sail on the ammonia they transport themselves, the company behind the report tells ShippingWatch.

5. Denmark heightens threat assessment for sailing in the Gulf of Oman
The Danish ISPS contact group, represented by the Danish Maritime Authority among others, has revised its recommendations for Danish vessels in the Gulf of Oman following last week’s attack on two tankers.

6. World’s biggest container lines switch from owned to chartered tonnage
Chartered tonnage represents an increasing share of fleets at the world’s biggest container lines, according to SeaIntelligence. Only two out of ten of some of the world’s biggest shipping companies, like Maersk, oppose the trend in earnest.

7. NITC increasingly operating in the dark
Iranian tankers are increasingly voyaging incognito to get around reimposed US sanctions. Latest AIS data analysed by shipbroker Gibsons shows that approximately 33 Iranian VLCCs have their AIS trackers completely switched off, a notable increase from just 12 units in April, just before the expiry of the US waiver program.

8. Paris MoU Publishes New Performance Lists
At its 52nd meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2018 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2019.

9. Hudson Shipping Lines Says No to Scrubber-Fitted Ships
US-based Hudson Shipping Lines will not employ vessels with scrubbers to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap that comes into force on January 1, 2020.

10. Managing Sulfur Cap 2020 Transition
With less than half a year until the implementation of the IMO’s limit for Sulfur in fuel oil used on board ships, Total has been hosting a series of Global Sulfur Cap Forums in major shipping hubs, to help ship owners finalize their compliance plans well in advance of next year’s January 1 deadline. The Global Sulfur Cap Forum in Dubai showcased Total’s current range of fuel and lubricant solutions as well as new products under development to support 2020 conformance strategies.


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