InterManager Daily News 05.12.2019.

1. Supertanker attacked, 19 crew kidnapped

Crude oil tanker NAVE CONSTELLATION was attacked by pirates at 1830 UTC Dec 3 in vicinity 03 05N 007 06E, Gulf of Guinea, while en route from Bonny Offshore Terminal to India, i.e. in full load, with minimal freeboard. Reportedly 19 crew, including 18 Indian and 1 Turkish nationalities, were kidnapped. Tanker was under way full speed some 2-3 hours after attack, not clear how, with just few sailors left. As of 1230 UTC Dec 4, tanker was sailing in W direction, full speed.

2. Distressed Ukrainian freighter abandoned in Aegean sea

General cargo ship NEW LEO was disabled in Aegean sea in the morning Dec 4, while en route from Elevsis Greece to Gemlik Turkey, with cargo of steel. Caught in rough seas, the ship experienced heavy pitching and rolling, which caused cargo shift and subsequently, heavy list. The ship issued distress signal. Greek Coast Guard and Navy jointly carried out rescue operation, 14 crew, all Ukrainians, were airlifted to safety, according to Greek and Ukrainian sources. Ship’s condition unknown, last AIS timed 0500 UTC, the ship by that time was already distressed, not under way. She may still be afloat.

3. Three ferries collided in Sunda Strait

Three ferries, anchored at southern anchorage of Bakauheni Port, Sumatra, Sunda Strait, collided in the morning Dec 3. Ferry AMARISA dragged her anchor and allided, consequently, with ferry NUSA ASUNG and with ferry SUKI 2, according to ships’ tracks. All the ships sustained damages, see photos iNews TV / Heri Fulistiawan below

4. Pacific Green Technologies Group expands further in Asia

Pacific Green Technologies Group is delighted to welcome Steven Matthew as Sales Director of its new Asia office located in Hong Kong. Steven will be focusing on marine technology and other environmental technologies and will oversee the growth of the Asian business.

5. Completed Additional Development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”

Since March 2016, we have been operating the “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions“ jointly developed with the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group. After start of operation, we have been working on additional development of the system for purpose of further strengthening its safe and economic operation, which has now been completed.

6. IRS And Shipparts.Com Ink Cooperation Agreement To Promote Indian Equipment Suppliers

The Indian Register of Shipping and have signed a cooperation agreement to develop mutually beneficial business opportunities across the Indian and international maritime industries.

7. AqualisBraemar to ramp up international adjusting business

AqualisBraemar is set to launch an international recruitment drive to ramp up its adjustment business serving all aspects of the oil, gas, power and marine sectors.

8. Liner C02 calculators branded useless

Shippers keen to track their carbon footprint are being misled by containerlines, significant new research from Copenhagen analysts Sea-Intelligence shows.

Ten of the top 15 carriers provide an online CO2 calculator, but they have been branded “useless” in a new report from Sea-Intelligence.

9. LPG makes late run to outmuscle LNG as shipping’s next fuel

Future fuels for shipping are dominating discussions across the busy halls at Asia’s largest maritime exhibition, Marintec China in Shanghai, this week. Gaining traction is liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), with a new study out suggesting the fuel has many advantages over LNG.

10. Global steel production deteriorates further

The most recently released data shows that global crude steel production outside of China totalled 70m tons in October. While this is 1.3m tons (2%) more than was produced in September, it is 4m tons (-5%) less than was reported last year for October 2018’s production. The month-on-month increase is normal and has occurred every October this decade. The year-on-year contraction, though, has marked the largest year-on-year contraction seen since November 2015.


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