InterManager Daily News 12.05.2020.

1. Iranian container ship and Indo bulk carrier collision and grounding, Singapore Strait

Container ship SHAHRAZ and bulk carrier SAMUDRA SAKTI I are reported to run aground in Singapore Strait south of St John Island at around 1900 UTC May 10, close to each other, while proceeding in the same direction, probably trying to avoid collision. As of 0700 UTC May 11, both ships remain in the same positions, coordinates don’t change. SHAHRAZ is en route from Port Klang to Yangshan China, SAMUDRA SAKTI I is en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java. http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/05/11/iranian-container-ship-and-indo-bulk-carrier-collision-and-grounding-singapore-strait-video/

2. Explosions and major fire on Aframax crude oil tanker, Indonesia

Several explosions reported to occur on board of Aframax crude oil tanker JAG LEELA in the morning May 11, followed by major fire with billowing black smoke. Tanker is drydocked at shipyard Belawan, Medan, Malacca Strait, northern Sumatra, Indonesia, several workers said to suffer burns, they were hospitalized. Unknown number of workers reportedly is trapped inside. Fire reportedly, spread to a nearby vessel. http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/05/11/explosions-and-major-fire-on-aframax-crude-oil-tanker-indonesia-video/

3. UK Chamber Of Shipping Urges Government To Exempt Seafarers From Quarantine Restrictions

Following the Prime Minister’s broadcast the UK Chamber of Shipping is urging the UK government to exempt seafarers and maritime workers from any quarantine restrictions and to provide industry with urgent clarification on the rules around the 14-day quarantine. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/uk-chamber-of-shipping-urges-government-to-exempt-seafarers-from-quarantine-restrictions/

4. Feeling all at sea: Seafarers languish as pandemic throws crew change out of gear

Dhyan Ramakrishnan, 28, a third officer, was about to join a bulk carrier owned by Pacific Carriers Limited and operating around Australia in March after a seven-month lay-up. His new employer, Aurus Ship Management Pvt Ltd, had lined him up to join the ship and asked him to get the mandatory medical tests done. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/feeling-all-at-sea-seafarers-languish-as-pandemic-throws-crew-change-out-of-gear/

5. Electric cargo ship tests water along Yangtze River

A homegrown electric cargo ship with a load capacity of 1,000 tonnes successfully tested the water at the Yangtze River section in Changzhou, east China’s Jiangsu Province on Friday.

The vessel, powered by a lithium battery and supercapacitor, has a battery capacity of 1,458 kWh, equivalent to that of 40 electric cars in total, according to the Jiangsu branch of the State Grid, who participated in the ship’s design. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/electric-cargo-ship-tests-water-along-yangtze-river/

6. GAC suspends cash to Master payments in Singapore

GAC had been receiving US dollars and Euros direct from local banks which it then used for cash to Masters services in the one of the world’s largest ports. However, it said that Singapore banks had depleted their stocks of physical cash for foreign currencies, in particular US dollars and Euros. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/finance-insurance/gac-suspends-cash-master-payments-singapore

7. NATO NSPA awards global fuels consulting contract to Crowley Solutions

Crowley’s technical experts will be supporting and participating in a NATO NSPA project management team (PMT), while assisting in planning and developing technical aspects of global fuel services requirements for Operational Logistics Support Partnership (OLSP) nations. The focus is on developing scalable commercial solutions and capabilities covering all aspects of the fuel supply chain from end to end across the globe. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/bunkering/nato-nspa-awards-global-fuels-consulting-contract-crowley-solutions

8. Opportunities to change the way we work: Thome ceo Nortun

In an interview with Seatrade Maritime News Nortun discussed how the changes that are currently being made to how vessels and onshore work together out necessity could drive long term change in how shipping industry works with a much greater usage of remote technologies. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/opportunities-change-way-we-work-thome-ceo-nortun

9. Air India Ready To Fly Indian Seafarers Overseas To Join Ships

Air India said it is agreeable to take Indian seafarers to USA, UK and Singapore to help them join ships on work, while flying to various overseas destinations to bring back Indian nationals stranded abroad. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Air+India+ready+to+fly+Indian+seafarers+overseas+to+join+ships

10. Telemedicine – Standard Care After The Pandemic Has Passed?

During the current global pandemic, telemedicine has emerged as an effective way for doctors and patients to interact without risk of spreading COVID-19. In the United States, recent legislation which was passed in response to the pandemic has expanded the availability of medical treatment delivered by telemedicine. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Telemedicine+–+standard+care+after+the+pandemic+has+passed%3F

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