InterManager Daily News 28.06.2019.

1. Car carrier contacted trawler, detained
Car carrier LAKE SUPERIOR at around 2330 UTC Jun 26 collided with, or more likely, contacted, French trawler TALARIANTE, in English Channel S of Salcombe UK, proceeding in western direction, en route from Antwerpen to Konakry, Guinea. Trawler though damaged, remained seaworthy, and reached French port Saint-Malo under own power. No injures reported.

2. German freighter under tow after 3-week drift in the Pacific
German freighter on Jun 20 was reported disabled in the Pacific since Jun 17, drifting. Tug was contracted, on Jun 26 freighter was taken on tow to be towed to port some 8-day sailing away.

3. Japanese minesweeper heavily damaged in collision with freighter
General cargo ship JEIKEI 3 collided with Japanese minesweeper NOTOJIMA in Inner Japan sea SW of Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefectur, at around 0100 Tokyo time Jun 27, according to track. Freighter bow struck minesweeper stb stern, damages sustained by minesweeper can be seen on photo. Freighter suffered bulbous bow dent. JEIKEI 3 is en route from Kitakyushu to Fukuyama, the ship resumed moving some time after collision.

4. Cargo ship sank in Java sea, crew rescued
General cargo ship TIRTA AMARTA loaded with fertilizers suffered water ingress and sank in Java sea, some 120 nm NW of Surabaya, East Java, in the morning Jun 25. The ship was en route to southern Kalimantan from Gresik Surabaya. 16 crew went into life raft and were picked up by passing container ship (SEASPAN FRASER, IMO 9351608), Indonesian SAR boat took them on board later, and transferred to Gresik, all are well.

5. Skou sets 2021 target to raise landside business to 50% of revenues
Soren Skou, the head of A.P. Moller-Maersk, has outlined how he intends to get half his group’s revenues coming from landslide activities within two years as the world’s largest containerline ramps up its logistics infrastructure.

6. MSC Gayane cocaine bust a historic high for US Customs
Having combed through the entire ship, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revealed it found more cocaine onboard the MSC Gayane than originally reported, clocking in at just shy of 18 tonnes, a record haul in the United States with a street value of $1.3bn. On June 16, the 9,962 teu MSC Gayane was raided when it docked at the US east coast port, having come from Colombia.

7. Africa and the Mediterranean’s largest boxport set to open today
Tangier will today celebrate the opening of the largest container port in capacity terms in the whole of the Mediterranean, something that will bring enormous competition to the likes of Algericas just 25 nautical miles away across the Strait of Gibraltar.

8. Bahri Orders First VLCCs from IMI
Bahri, the world’s largest owner and operator of very large crude carriers, has embarked on a fleet expansion mission having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia-based International Maritime Industries (IMI) and the world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to build new Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs).

9. VV: Potential War with Iran to Be Negative for Most Ship Types
A wider conflict with Iran would be negative for most types of ships and for the oil markets in general as fewer vessels would transit the Straits of Hormuz. VesselsValue releases an analysis focusing on the very large crude carrier (VLCC) sector, which lifts most of the crude cargo volumes out of the Arabian Gulf.

10. Government of Canada Invests in Kitimat LNG Facility
Canada’s Minister of Finance Bill Morneau has confirmed the Government of Canada’s $275 million investment in LNG Canada’s complex in Kitimat, British Columbia. The $40 billion project represents the largest single private sector investment in the history of the country.


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