InterManager Daily News 03.04.2020.

1. TORM Aframax tanker reported 3 crew including woman injured in boat fall

Broken crane cable caused boat fall from 20 meters height on board of crude oil tanker TORM MAREN on Apr 1, tanker was off Sierra Leone coast, en route from Lagos to Gibraltar. Spanish Navy patrol ship SPS AUDAZ (MMSI 224062000, GT 2670) came to assist, paramedics team boarded tanker and rendered first aid to injured seamen, including 28-year old woman. Tanker interrupted voyage and headed for Conakry Guinea, to transfer people to hospital, tanker arrived at Conakry anchorage in the afternoon Apr 2. Details of accident unknown. TORM MAREN is in ballast, judging from AUDAZ photo of paramedics team boarding tanker.

2. Container ship contacted ferry terminal in Ho Chi Minh

Early in the morning Apr 2 container ship contacted pontoon ferry terminal on Nha Be river, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, while proceeding to container terminal berth. Ferry terminal suffered serious damages, no information on ship’s damages, understood slight or none. The ship obviously, went out of control and allided with pontoon and constructions, at minimal speed or moving on momentum. The ship wasn’t identified, but according to available photo and ships tracks, it is most probably, VINALINES DIAMOND, on arrival from Port Klang Malaysia.

3. Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Alcmene with Cargill

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Post-Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Alcmene, for a period of about thirteen (13) months to maximum fifteen (15) months. The gross charter rate is US$4,000 per day for the first sixty (60) days of the charter period and US$8,500 per day for the balance period of the time charter, in each case minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties. The charter commenced earlier today.

4. Location Analytics Startup, launches Optimization Suite for delivery, logistics & On-Demand Companies, a real-time operational analytics platform today announced the launch of its Optimization Suite for delivery, logistics and on-demand companies The suite is designed especially keeping in mind the current unprecedented crisis faced by the nation. Covid-19 has proven how fragile (or, rigid) the logistics and supply chains are. Companies lack the visibility of their supply chains and ground operations, resulting in a lot of decisions being gut-driven, manual and delayed.

5. VIKING takes flight with second offshore PPE deal in two years

Following a competitive tender process, leading safety product manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a three-year contract to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to Serica Energy, one of the UK’s leading oil & gas companies. The deal with the United Kingdom-based oil and gas company is the second of its kind for VIKING in consecutive years.

6. IMCA Actively Participates In Covid-19 Pandemic Industry Group

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the pandemic.

7. World’s largest and most efficient krill trawler to be designed by Wärtsilä

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design for a new, state-of-the-art krill fishing vessel, which when delivered will be the largest and most efficient of its kind in the world. The ship design order was placed by Shanghai Chonghe Marine Industry (CMI) in March.The approximately 140 metres long vessel will operate in the krill fishing grounds of Antarctica, and will be at sea for extended periods of time. It will be fitted with the latest fishing equipment, with onboard processing capabilities for high quality krill products. The Wärtsilä design will incorporate both high operational efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

8. EU Commission Stops the Clock on HHIH-DSME Merger Probe

The European Commission has suspended the full-scale probe into the proposed acquisition of South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) by its compatriot Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings (HHIH).

The move was triggered by companies’ inability to provide information as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

9. Israeli Businessman Eli Tilles Confident About Winning Haifa Privatization Tender

light for the privatization of the country’s biggest port, the Port of Haifa.

Under the plan, the state wants to sell all its shares in the port to an investor with proven experience in the container sector. Under the terms of the privatization tender, the winner will obtain a concession of the port valid until 2054. The government wants at least NIS 1 billion (USD 289 million) for the privatization of the port.

10. Update: CMA CGM Marco Polo Crew Member Tests Negative for Coronavirus

The crew member on board the giant containership CMA CGM Marco Polo has tested negative for the coronavirus, the French liner company informed citing results from Spanish sanitation authorities. The affected seafarer was put in isolation on board the ship after starting to show symptoms linked to the pandemic. As informed by CMA CGM, no other crew member was showing symptoms.


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