InterManager Daily News 25.06.2019.

1. Aframax hit and run in Gulf of Siam?
Vietnamese fishing vessel CM 99596-TS sank after being struck by hit&run ship in the afternoon Jun 22 in Gulf of Siam, some 70 nm SW of Hon Khoai island, eastern Gulf of Siam. The ship sailed to Thailand waters. 7 crew were rescued by nearby fishing vessel, all are reported to be well.

2. Aframax damaged in collision, cargo operations suspended, Novorossiysk
Aframax tanker FOS HAMILTON allided with pier at Novorossiysk Oil Terminal during mooring, on Jun 22. Tanker sustained portside stern damages, pier said to suffer damages, too. Tanker hull wasn’t breached, tanker moved to anchorage in the afternoon same day, and anchored. As of midday Jun 24, tanker was in the same position. Understood pier cargo operations were suspended, damages assessment under way.

3. Dan-Bunkering has done business with Russian military since 2010
Dan-Bunkering’s office in Kaliningrad has done business since 2010 with agents who have procured fuel for the Russian defense. But the company is convinced that it has not breached any rules or bans in terms of sanctions relating to the civil war in Syria.

4. Carsten Mortensen to head new maritime investment fund
The former CEO of BW Group, Carsten Mortensen, launches a shipping fund backed by 17 investors. Several prominent shipping professionals are already part of the fund, which aims to reach USD 100 million this year.

5. Navy personnel deployed to assist tanker traffic through Hormuz
Naval personnel from around the world are now on site in the Strait of Hormuz assisting tanker traffic to negotiate the waterway where six tankers have been attacked in the last seven weeks.

6. Blaze at largest refinery on the US east coast will spur Atlantic product tanker sector
A huge fire that broke out at America’s largest east coast refinery early on Friday morning is likely to have significant repercussions for the product tanker sector. The pre-dawn explosion and blaze at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refining Complex took 36 hours to extinguish. The refinery is one of the oldest in the US and with a capacity of 335,000 barrels per day it is the largest on the east coast.

7. Meyer Werft Delivers New Cruise Ship to Saga
German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise company Saga Cruises. The delivery ceremony for the 236-meter-long newbuild, which is intended for the British market, took place on June 24.

8. China Delivers “Smart” VLCC
China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) has delivered what local media are calling the first smart tanker in the world. The 300-meter, 308,000dwt VLCC, New Journey, has assisted autopilot navigation, intelligent cargo management and integrated energy efficiency management, among other functions.

9. ITF Critical of Irish Government’s Human Trafficking Record
The U.S. State Department released its 2019 Trafficking in Persons report last week, criticizing the Irish Government’s failure to tackle modern slavery. For the second year in a row, the State Department has placed Ireland in Tier 2, as a result of the Government’s failure to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking.

10. Adani Ports to raise up to $1 billion
Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is tapping the international debt market to raise up to $1 billion to fund its capex plans and also to retire some of its debt, according to merchant banking sources. The proposed issue has a ‘Baa3’ rating from the global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service.


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