InterManager Daily News 29.11.2019.

1. Laker breached in Beauharnoi Canal, St. Lawrence river

Bulk carrier KAMINISTIQUA contacted canal edge at Beauharnoi, St. Lawrence river, below Montreal, in the morning Nov 27, while proceeding downstream. Ballast tank or tanks were breached with ensuing ballast water leak. Laker contacted edge while bypassing oncoming ship. She was berthed at Beauharnoi after accident, and as of morning Nov 28, remained in the same position.

2. Second Officer of mega container ship lost in Indian ocean, no cover-up

THALASSA PATRIS are trying to find out, what has happened to him. 24-year old Vladislav Maslov boarded the ship in Singapore on Nov 18, the ship left Singapore on Nov 19, according to Mediterranean Services 2(MD2) schedule, ETA Suez Dec 2. Relatives couldn’t contact him since Nov 22, he was declared missing at around 2000 UTC Nov 22, when the ship was sailing in Indian ocean E of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Company contacted relatives at around 0800 UTC Nov 23. According to seaman’s sister Eugenia statement, the ship kept sailing and didn’t interrupt her voyage, there was no SAR.

3. Thai freighter heavily listed, engine room flooded, Gulf of Tonkin

General cargo ship NORDANA SOPHIE suffered water ingress, flooded engine room, in the morning Nov 28 or in the evening Nov 27, at Hai Phong / Vinh Ang anchorage. The ship arrived from Hong Kong on Nov 26. Understood the ship heaved anchor and started to move after water ingress, but had to anchor again, developing heavy portside list and most probably, being disabled. Crew probably evacuated. As of 0400 UTC Nov 28, the ship was in the same position, with tug at her side.

4. Ferry fire in Strait of Messina

Fire erupted on board of ferry VILLA SAN GIOVANNI in the afternoon Nov 27, when she was crossing Strait of Messina en route from Messina to Giovanni, Italy mainland, with 22 passengers on board. All passengers were evacuated by patrol boats while ferry was still in the Strait, all are safe. Ferry was taken to Reggio Calabria, probably towed, some two hours after fire. Fire reportedly, was extinguished, as of morning Nov 28 ferry was still berthed at Calabria, AIS is on.

5. Frontline Resumes Dividend As Tanker Market Improves

Crude oil tanker firm Frontline declared its first dividend in more than two years on Wednesday and said it plans to increase the payout in the fourth quarter as shipping rates continue to rise.

6. Maersk Loses Top Female Exec

The shipping industry is known as something of a rugged establishment in which mostly male executives climb to the top of a mostly male ladder.

In Denmark, A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S broke that mold earlier this year when it brought Carolina Dybeck Happe on board as its chief financial officer. The 47-year-old Swede — a former Assa Abloy finance chief — would bring a breath of fresh air to the old boys’ club that Maersk’s upper echelons were known to be.

7. China Establishes World’s Largest Shipbuilding Group -State Media

China on Tuesday formally established China Shipbuilding Group, which the country’s government-run broadcaster described as the world’s largest shipbuilder.

The group’s establishment, reported by China Central Teelvision (CCTV), comes after Beijing last month approved the merger of the country’s two largest shipbuilders, China State Shipbuilding Corp and China Shipbuilding Industry

8. National Bank of Greece Sells Bad Shipping Loans

National Bank of Greece (NBG) has entered into sale and purchase agreements with certain funds advised by Cross Ocean Partners for the transfer of a EUR 262 million (about USD 288 million) portfolio of shipping loans.

As explained, the sale is part of the bank’s strategy aimed at reducing nonperforming exposures (NPE)

9. K Line to Manage FueLNG’s Singapore LNG Bunker Vessel

Japan’s shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has entered into a ship management agreement for FueLNG’s 7,500 cbm LNG bunkering newbuild that will operate in Singapore.

The partnership will combine K Line’s ship management and LNG transportation experience with FueLNG’s LNG bunkering expertise, which includes more than 160 truck-to-ship LNG bunkering operations conducted to-date.

10. CMA CGM Concludes Biofuel Tests with IKEA, GoodShipping

French container shipping major CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and IKEA Transport & Logistics Services have successfully completed their 2019 biofuel test program on CMA CGM vessels.

The completion follows positive trials of heavy fuel oil (HFO) equivalent (HFO) biofuel oil (BFO) during CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt’s North Europe-Asia trip, which occurred in September and October 2019


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