InterManager Daily News 20.01.2020.

1. MSC container ship crashed pilot boat, Gioia Tauro

MSC container ship struck pilot boat while moving in Gioia Tauro harbor, Italy, on Jan 18. Pilot boat sank, after understood, being crashed between container ship bulbous bow and pier, but was quickly recovered by crane and placed on pier. Boat luckily, was unmanned at the time of an accident. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/18/msc-container-ship-crashed-pilot-boat-gioia-tauro/

2. GRIMALDI car carrier Master reportedly medevaced, Spain

A crew member of car carrier GRANDE COLONIA, anchored at Valencia anchorage, was medevaced in the morning Jan 18 by helicopter, and transferred to hospital. Medevac was carried out by Spain SAR agency Salvamento Maritimo, his rank wasn’t specified. According to local media, medevaced person is Master of the ship. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/18/grimaldi-car-carrier-master-reportedly-medevaced-spain/

3. Turkish tanker contacted 3 inland vessels in Rotterdam

Tanker ATLANTIS ARMONA while maneuvering in Botlek Rotterdam at night Jan 17, went out of control and moved astern instead of ahead, contacting three berthed inland vessels. Tanker damages unknown, but said to be some, inland vessels sustained superficial damages, dents and scratches. Tanker arrived at Botlek in ballast, to load a cargo of flax oil. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/18/turkish-tanker-contacted-3-inland-vessels-in-rotterdam/

4. Dutch freighter contacted ENI gas platform, Italy Adriatic

Tanker ATLANTIS ARMONA while maneuvering in Botlek Rotterdam at night Jan 17, went out of control and moved astern instead of ahead, contacting three berthed inland vessels. Tanker damages unknown, but said to be some, inland vessels sustained superficial damages, dents and scratches. Tanker arrived at Botlek in ballast, to load a cargo of flax oil. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/18/dutch-freighter-contacted-eni-gas-platform-italy-adriatic/

5. German freighter lost deck cargo, interrupted voyage, Atlantic, Spain

General cargo ship PEMBA lost part of her deck cargo on Jan 14, while sailing in stormy waters off Spain’s northwestern coast of Costa da Morte area, Galiciam en route from Ceuta Spain to Szczecin Poland.. Several steel construction pontoons were lost overboard, remaining afloat and endangering traffic in the area. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/18/german-freighter-lost-deck-cargo-interrupted-voyage-atlantic-spain/

6. Master found intoxicated, arrested, Oresund

Swedish Traffic Control in Oresund failed to contact general cargo ship CHRISTINE and alert on her dangerous course, leading the ship to coast, at night Jan 16-17. Traffic Control contacted Coast Guard, the ship changed course in time to avoid grounding. Pilot was transferred on board of freighter, which is en route from Denmark to Riga Latvia, she was taken to Landskrona Sweden, for investigation. Master was tested for alcohol, and found intoxicated. Reportedly, he is arrested, CHRISTINE remained at Landskrona, as of 1800 UTC Jan 17 she was in the same position. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/17/master-found-intoxicated-arrested-oresund/

7. Ghost tanker beached by storm, Northern Cyprus

Product tanker RAWAN dragged anchor in stormy weather and was pushed ashore on a Famagusta coast, Northern Cyprus, on Jan 17 or earlier, no news on damages. 6 crew are safe. Tanker AIS off since late 2017, probably she’s intentionally hiding voyages records in order to avoid sanctions. Local media says she arrived at Famagusta with cargo on board, type and quantity unknown. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/17/ghost-tanker-beached-by-storm-northern-cyprus/

8. Panamax freight spikes in Pacific on Atlantic grain demand, US-China deal

Panamax freight rates on leading Pacific routes surged on Thursday on the back of Atlantic grain demand as well as on expectations of this segment benefiting from the signing of the US-China Phase 1 trade deal. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/panamax-freight-spikes-in-pacific-on-atlantic-grain-demand-us-china-deal/

9. BIMCO Expands Ice Information Service

As part of its offering to members, BIMCO has updated and expanded its online database on ice information. Foremost, the web-resource reflects the recently amended Polar Code and the subsequently revised national rules, which regulates navigation in arctic waters. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/bimco-expands-ice-information-service/

10. Baltic index dips on subdued demand for capesize vessels

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index fell on Friday, as a fall in capesize vessel rates on weak demand outweighed gains in the other vessel segments.

The Baltic index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, dropped 14 points, or 1.8%, to 754. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/baltic-index-dips-on-subdued-demand-for-capesize-vessels/

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