InterManager Daily News 11.03.2020.

1. German container ship collided with cargo ship, both damaged, Turkey

Container ship STADT DRESDEN collided with general cargo ship IBRAHIM SIMSEK at around 0240 UTC Mar 10 in eastern Marmara sea off Senkoy, Turkey, while both ships were under way and proceeding in opposite directions. Both ships sustained seemingly, serious damages, both were anchored near collision site. IBRAHIM SIMSEK lost her stb anchor. STADT DRESDEN is en route from Rodaport Turkey to Evyap Turkey, IBRAHIM SIMSEK is en route fromEvyap to Aliaga, Turkey.

2. Refusal to handle container ship from China because of virus fear

Cargo Handling Corporation Ltd. (CHCL) workers refused to handle container ship GH LEVANT at Port Louis, Mauritius, out of virus fear – the ship arrived from Shenzhen China with some 300 containers to be offloaded, and 400 to be loaded. CHCL is the sole container terminal handling company at Port Louis, so this conflict has to be dealt with somehow. Crew have been recognized by Health Authorities as healthy and not dangerous for public health, but it didn’t convince workers, they refuse to board the ship.

3. Container ship sunk pilot boat entering Taipei, 1 dead 1 missing

Container ship GODSPEED reportedly collided with pilot boat at 2045 LT (UTC +8) Mar 9, while entering Taipei Port, Taiwan, on arrival from Taichung Taiwan. Understood there were two crew on board, but no pilot. One of crew was recovered and declared dead, another one, skipper of the boat, is missing. The ship berthed at Taipei at around 2100 LT Mar 9.

4. Cargo ship aground, San Andreas Island, Caribbean

General cargo ship RED DUCHESS ran aground approaching Port of San Andres Island, Colombia, Caribbean, in the afternoon Mar 7, on arrival from Moin Costa Rica. As of Mar 9, status and condition of the ship unknown, understood still aground.

5. Mega yacht belonging to Saudi Prince capsized in repair yard, no injures

Mega yacht NOURAH OF RYAD capsized during lifting operation at repair yard in Perama, Greece, at around noon Mar 8. Yacht was to be lifted out of water for carrying out underwater hull anti-fouling works, something went wrong and she capsized starboard, remaining partially above waterline. Crew and dock workers are safe, nobody was injured.

6. ECSA: Gender diversity and equality of opportunity crucial to attract and retain new talent in the shipping industry

Gender equality is at the heart of the EU’s fundamental values for sustainable and inclusive growth. ECSA has a strong track record in working together with its social partner, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) to enhance the participation of women in European shipping. ECSA and its member associations are working actively to promote gender diversity and equality of opportunity to attract and retain new talent for strong, prosperous and socially sustainable shipping and maritime clusters in Europe.

7. Ardmore Shipping Announces New Capital Allocation Policy

Ardmore Shipping Corporation yesterday announced a new capital allocation policy which sets out the Company’s priorities among fleet maintenance, financial strength, accretive growth and returning capital to shareholders.

8. 1st shipment of carbon-neutral LNG arrives at Kaohsiung

The CPC Corporation (CPC), Taiwan’s state-owned petrochemical company, announced the arrival of a shipment of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Kaohsiung’s Yung-An LNG Terminal on March 4 LNG is natural gas that is cooled to a liquid state for shipping and storage. It is considered the cleanest fossil fuel, and it releases 50 percent less CO2 than burning coal, resulting in negligible emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides compared to other fuels.

9. Russia’s Surgut offers eight May-loading ESPO crude cargoes in spot tender

Russia’s Surgutneftegaz has issued a spot tender to sell eight 740,000-barrel cargoes of ESPO Blend crude loading in May, a tender seen by Reuters showed on Monday, kicking off Asia’s front-month trading cycle for the grade.

10. Australia reaches breakthrough deal to buy US emergency oil supplies

The Morrison government has struck a landmark deal to tap into the US government’s tightly-guarded emergency fuel reserves, a move that will help lower the risk of Australia plunging into an economic and national security crisis.


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