1. Car carrier disabled, anchored, situation unclear, Japan sea Update
ul 14: The ship reportedly suffered total blackout. By late Jul 13 problem was fixed, FORESIGHTER resumed moving, but away from Japan, new port of destination being Busan Korea.
Jul 13: tug FUTAMI (MMSI 431010596) at ship’s side since Jul 12, but no sign of towage.
Jul 12: As of 0600 UTC Jul 12, FORESIGHTER was in the same position, with no visible tug or other aux/SAR boat nearby.
Jul 11: Car carrier FORESIGHTER suffered engine failure in the afternoon Jul 11, anchored in position 34 02N 130 51E, some 8 nm NW of Kanmon Strait. The ship is en route from Taicang China to Moji Japan, ETA Jul 11. Probably it’s not just engine failure – the ship veered off course but reached designated anchorage, according to track, under own power at reduced speed. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/07/14/car-carrier-disabled-anchored-situation-unclear-japan-sea-update/?fbclid=IwAR3JSvGjT_F9F_72lVWUkqJ7x1lL6Mw2kcN-xb9_nb3O_nC0FN2UrP5S2aM
2. Container ship hit pier, gantry crane.
Container ship SOUL OF LUCK hit pier at TPKS Container Terminal Semarang Port, northern Central Java, Indonesia, in the afternoon Jul 14, on arrival from Port Klang, Malaysia. Horrifying results are clearly seen on video – the ship struck gantry crane, resulting in crane collapse. According to local sources, in is not known yet if there were casualties or injures, area was closed immediately after accident. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/07/14/container-ship-hit-pier-gantry-crane-horrifying-video/?fbclid=IwAR3y413fitJeguBdlEv25Bqm7x1-GK0wFX8EYd3rtjrM2b8_PBZtMN0BRl4
3. Chinese cargo ship grounded, breached
General cargo ship XIN YUAN HONG ran aground in Jiaojiang river estuary, Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China, East China sea, at around 0150 Beijing time Jul 14. Hull was breached with ensuing water ingress, 13 crew prepared to abandoned vessel. Patrol boat was sent to assist and rescued crew if necessary. Crew managed to take water ingress under control, vessel refloated at 0410, with high tide, and at 0745 Beijing time was berthed at Jiaojiang Port. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/07/14/chinese-cargo-ship-grounded-breached/?fbclid=IwAR0yPU5IDRT3_8387Vbdd9DP4pAmaUBXkrKWQeS-mh9zVMQkMwq4TGv9n9U
4. Singaporean high-speed ferry aground, passengers evacuated
Passenger ship INDERA BUPALA ran aground at around 0030 UTC Jul 15 some 1.5 nm off Mengkilo, Bintan, Indonesia. The ship with 40 passengers on board, including Indian, Japanese, French, Australian and American nationalities, was en route from Singapore to Lobam Port, western Bintan. All passengers were evacuated and transferred to Lobam during daytime, 8 crew remained on board. According to track, the ship was refloated in the afternoon, and taken to Mengkilo, no information on damages. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/07/15/singaporean-high-speed-ferry-aground-passengers-evacuated/?fbclid=IwAR1A4YSqANksq-AnezqujFaPOc_U6jyaJzU4iHNRaz3o9oHVSn_HEOLXq5o
5. Japan mulls changing its constitution in order to protect oil supplies through Hormuz
Japanese politicians spent Sunday debating whether the country’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) troops should take part in a US-proposed coalition to safeguard strategic waters near the Strait of Hormuz, something that might require amending the nation’s constitution. https://splash247.com/japan-mulls-changing-its-constitution-in-order-to-protect-oil-supplies-through-hormuz/
6. BHP makes huge LNG newcastlemax play
After almost two years of preparation, BHP’s Green Corridor joint industry project has taken off with the mining giant issuing a tender for 10+2+2 dual fuelled LNG newcastlemaxes with selected owners. The project is for transportation of iron ore and coal on the Australia-China route. BHP’s aim is to get up to 27m tonnes, accounting for roughly 10%, of its iron ore moved on these greener newbuilds. https://splash247.com/bhp-makes-huge-lng-newcastlemax-play/
7. ABS, MOL Team Up on up to 14 New Gas Carriers
Classification society ABS and Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on up to fourteen new gas carriers. As informed, the agreement covers seven newbuild very large ethane carriers (VLEC) and up to seven new liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGC). https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/280116/abs-mol-team-up-on-up-to-14-new-gas-carriers/
8. Shipping companies must keep an eye out for red flags on sanctions
Shipping companies should keep an eye out for four red flags, which increase the risk of breaching sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Syria. The US is keeping a close eye on shipping, lawyer tells ShippingWatch. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/regulation/article11501721.ece
9. India Drives Human Rights at Sea Agenda Forward
The Indian Government and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are driving forward with the newly created “human rights at sea” agenda in quick time following the first national seminar on the topic held in Mumbai on February 28, 2019, and a NHRC meeting in New Dehli on July 8 co-organized with the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) think-tank. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/india-drives-human-rights-at-sea-agenda-forward
10. Scrubber total when IMO 2020 hits will be a number better for diesel buyers: execs
For the trucking and transport industry looking at the start of IMO 2020 next year, with impacts to start hitting in fall 2019, one key equation that needs to be understood is that every ship that installs a scrubber to meet the rule does not need to buy fuel that is drawn out of the diesel pool. Each scrubber reduces ever so slightly the potential for higher diesel prices. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Scrubber+total+when+IMO+2020+hits+will+be+a+number+better+for+diesel+buyers%3A+execs