1. One more ship attacked S of Lagos. Same gang?
An unidentified ship was attacked late Jan 20 in Gulf of Guinea, some 55 nm S of Lagos. The ship nearest in time and position was tanker en route to Lagos, hopefully attack was thwarted, if this tanker was the ship in question. The ship didn’t stop and reached Lagos anchorage early in the morning Jan 21. Awaiting ship’s ID and more information. Looks like it was the same gang, which attacked container ship on Jan, is running rampant in waters south of Lagos. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/21/one-more-ship-attacked-s-of-lagos-same-gang/
2. Failed tanker robbery, crew captured one robber, Indonesia
Indonesian tanker HORIZON MARU was boarded by four armed with sharp weapons robbers early in the morning Jan 21 in Kabil waters, eastern Batam island, Indonesia, Singapore Strait understood crew managed to fight robbers off, and in the process, capture one of the perpetrators. One crew suffered face injury. Captured robber was handed over to police. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/21/failed-tanker-robbery-crew-captured-one-robber-indonesia/
3. Russian fishing vessel fire, 47 crew evacuated, Okhotsk sea
Fire erupted on board of fishing vessel ENIGMA ASTRALIS early in the morning Jan 21 in Okhotsk sea SE of Magadan, Russia. No information on fire cause and on fire area, where exactly did it start. Reportedly, all 47 crew went to nearby fishing vessels, there is a lot of smoke, but no visible flame. Vessel’s AIS is on, as of 0500 UTC Jan 21 she was drifting, with many vessels nearby. No injures reported. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/21/russian-fishing-vessel-fire-47-crew-evacuated-okhotsk-sea/
4. Greek tanker collided with fishing vessel off Ulsan, Japan sea
Chemical tanker VALOR reportedly collided with Korean fishing vessel at around 1430 LT (UTC +9) Jan 20 off Ulsan, Korea, while en route to Ulsan. Fishing vessel with 6 crew was heavily damaged, but remained afloat and managed to reach Gampo port (north of Ulsan) under own power. VALOR anchored at Ulsan outer anchorage. http://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/20/greek-tanker-collided-with-fishing-vessel-off-ulsan-japan-sea/
5. Master Fined for Delayed Reporting of Main Engine Failure
The captain of a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker has been convicted and fined $3,000 AUD in Australia after waiting several hours to report that his ship had suffered a main engine failure and was adrift off the coast of Queensland, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has announced. https://gcaptain.com/
6. U.S. Navy to Name Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier After WWII Hero Doris Miller
The U.S. Navy will name the next Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of World War II hero Doris Miller, a Navy cook who jumped into action to fight off Japanese aircraft and help injured sailors during the attack on Pearl Harbor. https://gcaptain.com/u-s-navy-to-name-ford-class-aircraft-carrier-after-wwii-hero-doris-miller/
7. Guyana’s First Oil Sets Sail for United States
A vessel carrying Guyana’s first-ever shipment of crude set sail on Monday bound for the U.S. Gulf Coast, oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said, marking the tiny South American nation’s long-awaited debut as an oil exporter. https://gcaptain.com/guyanas-first-oil-sets-sail-for-united-states/
8. Schulte debuts maritime asset investment platform
German shipping major Schulte Group has linked up with DEVK, a local insurance group, to create Navigo Shipholding, a maritime asset investment platform for institutional investors.
The long-term objective of Navigo is to build up a mixed portfolio of vessels, predominantly under long-term charter agreements. https://splash247.com/schulte-debuts-maritime-asset-investment-platform/
9. CSBC chairman resigns after consecutive losses
Cheng Wen-Lon, the chairman of Taiwanese flagship shipbuilder CSBC Corporation, has sent an application to controlling shareholder the Ministry of Economic Affairs, to resign from the company. Cheng’s resignation follows CSBC posting a net loss of TWD1.78bn ($59m) for the year of 2019, the fourth consecutive year that the shipyard has suffered losses.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs has taken the resignation request into consideration and will make a decision soon. https://splash247.com/csbc-chairman-resigns-after-consecutive-losses/
10. Vessel Carrying Guyana’s First-Ever Oil Cargo Sets Sail For The U.S. -Tanker Trackers
A vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of crude from Guyana set sail on Monday for the United States, according to vessel tracking service TankerTrackers.com, marking the tiny South American nation’s long-awaited debut as a world oil exporter. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Vessel+carrying+Guyana’s+first-ever+oil+cargo+sets+sail+for+the+U.S.+-Tanker+Trackers