1. Two crew badly injured, medevaced, Italy
Ferry SALAMMBO requested medical assistance in the morning Nov 25, reporting two crew, seriously injured in accident on board. Both suffered reportedly, heavy wounds on lower limbs. Character of accidents unknown, probably vehicles or other cargo shift on cargo deck. The ship en route from Genoa to Tunis, turned to Cagliari and was met by helicopter. Both injured seamen were airlifted and transferred to hospital, ferry resumed voyage. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/11/25/two-crew-badly-injured-medevaced-italy/
2. Chief Engineer missing, not found
Chief Engineer of general cargo ship MARIWIT was reported missing in the afternoon Nov 24, he was last seen in engine room when the ship was leaving Penang, Malaysia. SAR was launched, but Chief Engineer, 49-year old Chinese nationality, wasn’t found. The ship arrived at port of destination Kemaman, Malaysia, South China sea, on Nov 26. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/11/26/chief-engineer-missing-not-found/
3. Turkish freighter stuck in Corinth Canal, freed
General cargo ship VERA ROSE got stuck in Corinth Canal in Isthmia area while transiting Canal in western direction, in the morning Nov 25. Tug was called, the ship resumed moving in about an hour. She completed transit and continued voyage to Sibenik, en route from Istanbul. Not clear what happened, it was said that the ship ran into some constructions. All photos full scale http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/11/26/turkish-freighter-stuck-in-corinth-canal-freed/
4. KPI Bridge Oil Says Sales of 2020-Compliant Fuels Exceeds HSFO
Global bunker trader KPI Bridge Oil has reported that its sales of 2020-compliant fuels has exceeded the sale of high sulphur fuel oils for the first time.
The milestone comes just months ahead of new rules from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requiring the use of bunker fuel with a sulphur limit of 0.5%, down from 3.5% currently. https://gcaptain.com/kpi-bridge-oil-says-sales-of-2020-compliant-fuels-exceeds-hsfo/
5. U.S. Navy Secretary Spencer Fired Over Handling of SEAL Saga Involving Trump
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump.
Esper also determined that the sailor in question, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, should be allowed to retain his Trident pin designating him as a SEAL – effectively ending the Navy’s efforts to carry out a peer review that could have ousted him from the elite force.
6. Maersk CFO Leaves for GE
General Electric Co has named Carolina Dybeck Happe, currently finance chief at shipper AP Moller-Maersk as its chief financial officer, the latest in a slew of management changes aimed at stabilizing the U.S. industrial conglomerate.
Happe will start in early 2020 and replaces Jamie Miller, whose departure was announced earlier this year as new Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp seeks to simplify and revive operations after booking billions of dollars in losses. https://gcaptain.com/maersk-cfo-leaves-for-ge/
7. CMA CGM to Raise $2 Billion for CEVA Logistics Takeover
Shipping group CMA CGM said it planned to raise $2 billion to help finance its takeover of CEVA Logistics, with half the cash coming from selling port assets to its joint venture with China Merchants Port Holdings Co. France-based CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping company, bought CEVA this year to expand in land logistics, valuing the firm at about $1.7 billion. https://gcaptain.com/cma-cgm-to-raise-2-billion-for-ceva-logistics-takeover/
8. Abu Dhabi To Host HQ For European Safety Of Navigation Mission
A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a European-led mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon, France’s defense minister said on Sunday.
France is the main proponent of a plan to build a European-led maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz after tanker attacks earlier this year that Washington blamed on Iran. https://gcaptain.com/abu-dhabi-french-naval-base/
9. LNG Shipping Heats Up But Market Is Increasingly Subject To Short Term Effects
LNG carrier rates are once again booming as the northern hemisphere winter approaches, but the upturn is being supported as much by technical factors as fundamentals.
The latest LNG Market Report from Maritime Strategies International* notes that spot rates for DFDE tonnage were reported as high as $130,000/day in October 2019, up from around $40,000/day in the summer. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/LNG+shipping+heats+up+but+market+is+increasingly+subject+to+short+term+effects
10. Tanker Owner Gets Valuable Crew Insights From Shipping KPI
The new data overview helped them explain costs compared to fleets under other flags, and it turned out that the more junior second officers were more critical to their safety than they thought, whereas the oil majors have a more strict focus on the senior officer retention. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Tanker+Owner+Gets+Valuable+Crew+Insights+From+Shipping+KPI