InterManager Daily News 21.08.2019.

1. Passenger vessel collided with yacht, 5 injured, Italy
assenger vessel with 350 tourists on board collided with 20-meter yacht with 5 people on boat in Aeolian islands waters, Sicily, Italy, at around 0930 UTC Aug 20. Passenger vessel portside bow was breached above anchor, see pic. Yacht was taken to Lipari, passenger vessel was escorted to Santa Marina Salina, Salina island. 5 tourists were injured. Passenger vessel and yacht weren’t identified in news and CG report. Judging from track and appearance, vessel in question seems to be passenger vessel NEOCASTRUM

2. Two crew of Suezmax tanker died after drinking methyl spirit
Second officer and an AB, both Ukrainians, died after they drank methyl spirit on board of crude oil tanker MAGUS during the night Aug 19-20. Master of tanker, anchored off Taman, Kerch Strait anchorage, Black sea, requested immediate assistance to two poisoned crew. They were transferred on board of a tug to be taken to hospital in Taman. One died during transportation, another one reportedly, died in hospital.

3. Shipping analysts failed to grasp Green New Deal disastrous consequences
Recently published report by consultants Maritime Strategies International (MSI) on decarbonisation implications for the global shipping industry draw a lot of attention around, and not only in industry media. The biggest surprise lies not in report itself, but in surprising reaction it triggered, like it was a revelation, something nobody before could think of, or foresee. Like it wasn’t clear until report release, that we’re in for very hard times.

4. Longliner abandoned, adrift in the Pacific
72-meter longliner XING HUA SHENG NO.616 reported abandoned, adrift in vicinity 40 10N 163 05E, Pacific, in the afternoon Aug 19. As of 0300 UTC Aug 20, AIS was on, vessel drifting in southern direction.

5. US warns Greece over inbound Iranian VLCC
The Iranian Adrian Darya 1 VLCC, formerly known as Grace 1, continues to head east through the Mediterranean, bound for the port of Kalamata in Greece, having been allowed to leave Gibraltar yesterday after being detained for seven weeks. The Greek port commenced ship-to-ship operations earlier this year, which the fully laden tanker will need to carry out if, as presumed, it intends to transit the Suez Canal.

6. Shell agrees to charter 14 newbuild dual-fuel tankers from Sinokor and JP Morgan
Shell Tankers has entered into two agreements to charter a total of 14 LNG dual-fuel tankers. The energy major will charter ten aframax oil tankers from South Korean owner Sinokor, which has just placed orders for the vessels at Samsung Heavy Industries with delivery scheduled in 2021.

7. Port of Gdansk Brings In Consultants for Central Port Project
Poland’s Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA) has contracted a consulting company for the development of the Central Port in Gdansk on a public-private partnership model. As a complex of envisioned 6 to 8 terminals and deep-water quays used for different purposes, the Central Port in Gdansk is the largest planned maritime investment in Europe, according to the port authority.

8. SeaIntel: Global Schedule Reliability Down in July
Global schedule reliability reversed its improving trend and decreased by 0.8 percentage points to reach 75.4% in July, according to SeaIntel Maritime Analysis. The month-on-month decline in schedule reliability meant that on a year-on-year level, July on-time performance was 0.7 percentage points below the 76.1% recorded in July last year, based on on 13,525 vessel arrivals during the month.

9. A quarter of Maersk Supply Service’s vessels are stacked
A large proportion of the world’s offshore supply ships are still out of work, Maersk Supply Service estimates. 25 percent of the company’s ships are presently laid up.

10. Iran warns US against seizing oil tanker
Iran has warned the United States against attempting to seize an Iranian oil tanker that set sail from Gibraltar after being impounded for six weeks. The Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, headed east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday hours after authorities in Gibraltar rejected a request from Washington to hold the ship. Its destination was the Greek port of Kalamata, according to shipping data.


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