InterManager Daily News 15.08.2019.

1. Ship developed list in typhoon LEKIMA, crew evacuated, ship holds on
argo ship HAO DA 16, anchored off Yantai, Shandong, China, Yellow sea, developed starboard list during typhoon LEKIMA passage on the night Aug 12. By 0500 Beijing time Aug 12, all 9 crew were evacuated. The ship seems to hold on, her AIS is on as of 1700 UTC Aug 13, in the same position. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/08/13/ship-developed-list-in-typhoon-lekima-crew-evacuated-ship-holds-on/?fbclid=IwAR3YrLip-pF88SmxlLQvcVqiDvAll3atAH0CWQcHJ25xYqfepxh8CU2VEpQ

2. Capesize bulk carrier contacted tanker, Istanbul
Bulk carrier DORIC WARRIOR allided with tanker MAMMAD AMIN RESULZADEH on Ahirkapi Anchorage, Marmara sea, Istanbul, at night Aug 13. Understood bulk carrier was under way, while tanker was at anchor. Bulk carrier is en route from Newport USA to Yuzhniy Ukraine Black sea, tanker’s intentions unclear. According to photos, damages weren’t serious, just dents and scratches. Some local sources confirm damages to be slight. Denizhaber.net reported kind of panic on board of tanker occurred, Master alerting authorities and ships in the vicinity on tanker’s probable sinking. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/08/14/capesize-bulk-carrier-contacted-tanker-istanbul/?fbclid=IwAR2J1ofltQQRJ7mMIYJ1G5khHZfqQaYqjN4tJ_zsr4Kp6LXLRiAgsjPEyK4

3. DNV GL supplies ShipManager Hull software to realize Saipem 7000’s digital twin
DNV GL will supply its advanced software, ShipManager Hull, for implementation on five vessels of the Saipem fleet. It will start with Saipem 7000, one of the world’s largest crane vessels with a lifting capability of 14,000 tonnes at 42 meters. Indeed, crane vessels are exposed to high stresses during lifting, demanding particular attention to structural integrity. The frequent ballasting of the vessel increases the need for efficient monitoring of ballast tank corrosion https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/dnv-gl-supplies-shipmanager-hull-software-to-realize-saipem-7000s-digital-twin/

4. World’s Biggest Oil Tanker Sails for Fuel-Storage Zone
The world’s biggest oil tanker has begun a 12,400-mile voyage to a fuel-storage zone in Asia, the latest movement of a vessel that’s intrigued the shipping market and fuel traders for months. More than 1,200 feet long, 16 years old, and able to hold roughly a day of France’s and Britain’s combined oil consumption, Oceania will arrive at Sungai Linggi in Malaysia at the end of September. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/worlds-biggest-oil-tanker-sails-for-fuel-storage-zone/

5. Idling LNG Tankers Hint at Increasing Appeal of Floating Storage
By Anna Shiryaevskaya and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) -Liquefied natural gas tankers are taking longer-than-usual journeys to deliver cargoes and spending more time idling at sea in a sign some traders are starting to use vessels for storage. There may be other reasons for keeping the cargoes on the water, including logistical or weather issues, such as a monsoon in India. But with spot prices near their lowest since April 2016, sellers may be betting that they will rise as the northern hemisphere heating season approaches. https://gcaptain.com/idling-lng-tankers-hint-at-increasing-appeal-of-floating-storage/

6. Iran Claims Britain Might Release Seized Tanker Soon
By Parisa Hafezi and Guy Faulconbridge DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday, an official Gibraltar source said. The commandeering of the Grace 1 on July 4 exacerbated frictions between Tehran and the West and led to retaliatory moves in Gulf waterways used to ship oil. https://gcaptain.com/iran-claims-britain-might-release-seized-tanker-soon/

7. Alphaliner warns of tough second half for Asia-North Europe
Liners are bracing for a tough second half of the year with rates sliding across the board in recent weeks. The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) spot rates from China to North Europe currently stands at just $810 per teu , down 19% since the beginning of the year and is currently 15% lower than the same time last year. https://splash247.com/alphaliner-warns-of-tough-second-half-for-asia-north-europe/

8. Coastal shippers demand more facilities at ports
Coastal shipping players want priority berthing and more free time at ports as India looks to increase the share of coastal cargo movement. This emerged at a conference organised here recently by Concor and Maritime Gateway. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Coastal+shippers+demand+more+facilities+at+ports

9. Pacific Drilling gets more work from Total
New York-listed offshore driller Pacific Drilling has been awarded another contract by France’s Total. In its latest fleet status report, Pacific Drilling has revealed that Total will take 2013-built drillship Pacific Khamsin on a one-well contract in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract is scheduled to commence in March 2020 and runs through to July 2020, at a rate of $252,000 per day. https://splash247.com/pacific-drilling-gets-more-work-from-total/

10. Antong shareholders’ debt amounts to $1.1bn
The controlling shareholders of Chinese domestic container shipping operator Antong Holdings, Guo Dongsheng and Guo Dongze, are currently dealing with a serious financial crisis after Guo Dongze’s illegal guarantee scandal was disclosed. The Guo brothers, the founders of Antong Holdings, together hold 54.32% shares in the company and the shares are currently frozen by courts at the requests of a number of creditors. https://splash247.com/antong-shareholders-debt-amounts-to-1-1bn/

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