InterManager Daily News 03.09.2019.

1. Diving boat fire, California
At least 34 people were feared dead after diving boat CONCEPTION caught fire off Santa Cruz Island, California, early morning Sep 2, with some 39 people on board. 34 went missing and 5 were rescued, reportedly all rescued are crew. CONCEPTION reportedly could accommodate 46 people. Latest or last AIS dated 0538 UTC Sep 2. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/09/02/diving-boat-fire-california/?fbclid=IwAR3c6bvJ9mNw5YoRf1BIhhsbR9IiqU9KEEx6269mytjXpdpVglOTIY4ktB4

2. Dredger abandoned, but remains afloat
Hopper dredger TRIDEVI PREM with 20 people on board reported water ingress at night Sep 1, off Mangalore port, India, Arabian sea. Indian Coast Guard ship AMRITYA steamed to assist, and rescued 13 crew, other 7 were rescued by New Mangalore Port tug. Dredger understood to remain afloat or aground, to be salvaged. AIS is on, as of 1330 UTC Sep 2. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/09/02/dredger-abandoned-but-remains-afloat/?fbclid=IwAR3kIEpBNTUSJBwCMP76eIpdlMgvbPLgx7dn8IiO-rbWTzHM0cUqcJ8OMDc

3. Dredger grounded to avoid sinking, Aegean sea
Dredger KANUNI D S reported ingress of water, danger of sinking, on Sep 1, off Bozcaada island, Aegean sea, south of Dardanelles. Dardanelles Traffic Control sent rescue boat, KANUNI D S meanwhile, headed for coast to ground the ship, to avoid sinking. Understood dredger was grounded either off Bozcaada coast, or off mainland Turkey coast. As can be seen on photo, dredger is partially submerged. No news yet on salvage. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/09/02/dredger-grounded-to-avoid-sinking-aegean-sea/?fbclid=IwAR3xkOzbWEtILOvlKQ1pUmlRu9yDzZkNKkaLVjifwBKjNawj58C6Rn5oIzY

4. Ferry capsized at port, Philippines
Ro-ro ferry MIKA MARI VIII capsized while offloading cargo via ramp at in Barangay Consuelo, Camotes Island, Philippines, in the afternoon Aug 31. Truck slips on ferry cargo deck, causing list and capsizing. There were 11 vehicles on board, 149 passengers and 18 crew. All people are safe, though five were injured. 4 vehicles went overboard. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/09/01/ferry-capsized-at-port-philippines/?fbclid=IwAR2rXm-HcJ9oimxNZb76xy57m-zwGLLLoXm74t6Fl8t0mkHtv-foY27_l_s

5. Oil spill and lifeboat from missing Indonesian bulker found
The search and rescue teams for the missing bulk carrier Nur Allya found signs of the ship over the weekend, 10 days after it disappeared with 25 crew onboard. The teams have found an oil spill and a lifeboat near Obi Island in the North Maluku in eastern Indonesia, and confirmed they were from the ship after analysing the oil samples. https://splash247.com/oil-spill-and-lifeboat-from-missing-indonesian-bulker-found/

6. Blacklisted Adrian Darya 1 waits for tanker assistance
After a weekend circling the eastern Mediterranean the Iranian VLCC, Adrian Darya 1, has stopped 45 nautical miles west of Tripoli, Lebanon in international waters, likely waiting for another tanker to come alongside to offload some of its 2.1m barrels of crude so it can then transit the Suez Canal. https://splash247.com/blacklisted-adrian-darya-1-waits-for-tanker-assistance/

7. Hyundai Heavy Clinches USD 189 Mn LNG Carrier Order
South Korean biggest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured an order for the construction of an LNG carrier. Placed by an unnamed shipowner from Oceania, the order amounts to KRW 228.9 billion (USD 188.8 million), HHI said in a stock exchange filing on September 2. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/282534/hyundai-heavy-clinches-usd-189-mn-lng-carrier-order/

8. VEB.RF: Russia to Pay around USD 4.5 Bn for New Arctic LNG 2 Tankers
The fifteen new ice-class liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, that are envisaged to be deployed for the Arctic LNG 2 project, would cost over RUB 300 billion (USD 4.49 billion). The overall cost of the project was revealed as part of a session of the Russian state-owned VEB.RF Bank Supervisory Board, where the bank’s Chairman, Igor Shuvalov, said that one vessel would cost around USD 330 million. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/282503/veb-rf-russia-to-pay-around-usd-4-5-bn-for-new-arctic-lng-2-tankers/

9. Major Rescue After Boat Catches Fire Off Southern California; Fatalities Reported
Sept 2 (Reuters) – A fire aboard a boat off the coast of Southern California on Monday left several people dead, according to a local television news report, but the U.S. Coast Guard could not confirm any fatalities, saying five people were rescued of 34 on board. “We cannot speak to whether there were fatalities,” Coast Guard Petty Officer Aiden Cooney said by phone. “The situation is still ongoing,” Cooney said, adding that he had no information on the 29 people who had not yet been rescued. “The last information we have is that they’re still on board.” https://gcaptain.com/major-rescue-after-boat-catches-fire-off-southern-california-fatalities-reported/

10. As IMO 2020 deadline nears, shipping sector makes final push to adapt
Benjamin Franklin once said: “You may delay, but time will not.” This is certainly true for the international shipping industry as it prepares for a plethora of stricter environmental rules that are set to bring escalating costs and operational challenges. Among the upcoming rules, the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur limit for marine fuels, which will be cut to 0.5% from January 1, 2020, is among the most significant. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/As+IMO+2020+deadline+nears%2C+shipping+sector+makes+final+push+to+adapt

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