InterManager Daily News 13.02.2020.

1. WESTERDAM the Flying Dutchman is to dock in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

According to HAL statement, cruise company reached an agreement with Cambodia Government, WESTERDAM was granted entry to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Gulf of Siam, and permission for all passengers to disembark. All passengers are expected to go to Phnom Penh, and fly to their homes, all travel costs including air tickets to be covered by HAL. Expected Time of Arrival at Sihanoukville is around 0000 UTC Feb 13

2. LPG tanker distressed in stormy seas, towed to safety, Norway

LPG tanker CRYSTAL LAVENDER suffered engine failure west of Farsund, southern Norway, in the morning Feb 11, while en route from Portugal to port in Norway. Tanker started to drift towards Norway coast, tug FFS ATHOS (IMO 9714575) was deployed. Tanker was taken on tow at around 1830 UTC Feb 11, and towed to Lyngdal Norway, she was anchored at around 0300 UTC Feb 12.

3. Dutch container ship lost containers, troubled off Dutch coast

Container ship OOCL RAUMA at around 1430 UTC Feb 11 reported to Dutch Coast Guard at least 5 containers lost overboard some 25 nm N of Ameland island, West Frisian Islands, north coast of the Netherlands. The ship is en route from Kotka Finland to Rotterdam, she’s sailing at a reduced speed since around 1200 UTC, against strong wind and rough seas. CG tug GUARDIAN (IMO 9637363) sent to assist, probably container ship is troubled, as of 1530 UTC she was slowly moving west at some 2 knots speed.

4. COSCO cargo ship under search, “missile-like” machinery spotted, India

COSCO specialized cargo ship DA CUI YUN arrived at Deendayal Port, Kandla, western India, from China, on Feb 3, and remains at port since arrival. Her next port of call is Karachi, Pakistan. According to local reports, Customs and national security bodies are searching the ship since Feb 8, because there are suspicions the ship may carry arms, it was even said, that some missile-like machinery was spotted. As of morning Feb 11, nothing suspicious or illegal has been found, so far.

5. Maersk container ship anchored off Haiphong with suspect virus case, cleared

An Indian seaman on board of container ship MAERSK ATLANTIC was reported to suffer fever, sore throat. The ship was ordered to anchor on Haiphong outer anchorage, Vietnam, on Feb 7, on arrival from China, where she called 4 ports in Feb 2-6 period, including ports of Yantian, Shantou, Xiamen, Hong Kong. Understood sailor virus test was negative, because the ship was cleared to proceed to Haiphong in the morning Feb 11, she has been berthed by 1000 LT Feb 11.

6. Crew movement caught up in coronavirus

One of the less reported side effects hitting global supply chains in the wake of the coronavirus emanating from China surrounds crew changes with thousands of exasperated seafarers unable to get home on time and crew travel desks working overtime to get crew to ships in different locations. Ships are having to deviate course to change crew and get supplies, Splash has learnt.

7. IMO urged to toughen up 2030 GHG goals

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has had a busy start to the year trying to shape the future carbon footprint of shipping. Last month the Washington nonprofit created waves by issuing a 40-page report arguing that ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) do not deliver the emissions reductions required by the International Maritime Organization’s initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy, and that using LNG could actually worsen shipping’s climate impacts.

8. Detained Yang Ming boxship released by Australian authorities

Taiwanese shipping line Yang Ming Marine Transport has announced that its 4,250 teu containership YM Eternity has been released by Australian authorities, having been detained by a court at the request of Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on Sunday over pollution cleanup debts related to another Yang Ming boxship, YM Efficiency.

9. Euronav acquires three newbuild VLCCs

Belgian tanker owner Euronav has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of three resale VLCC newbuildings, currently completing construction at DSME in South Korea. The total purchase price for the three vessels is $280.5m

10. Emerging Korean owners lead bulker S&P revival

It’s been a busy week in the sales and purchase segment with plenty of bidders all hoping that the severe rates dive seen in the dry cargo segment has finally bottomed out. The Baltic Dry Index has snapped its losing streak this week, having skirted towards record low territory in the first weeks of the year.


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