InterManager Daily News 10.06.2020.

1. Iranian mega container ship distressed when entering Xiamen on arrival from Iran
Iranian mega container ship went out of control after engine failure, while approaching Xiamen Container Terminal with pilot on board, in port’s fairway, around 0530 Beijing time Jun 9. Giant ship was ordered to keep her course as far as moment permits, in order to leave fairway and avoid possible traffic blocking.

2. LAURA MAERSK engine room after blast
MB received photos of LAURA MAERSK engine room after main engine’s turbine explosion, and ensuing fire. As of 1500 UTC Jun 9, the ship was under tow of tug ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE (IMO 7417240), speed some 5.5 knots, proceeding to her initial port of destination Newark.

3. Fishing vessel collided with LPG tanker, sank, 4 missing, Gulf of Tonkin
LPG tanker ANNIE GAS 09 collided with fishing vessel TH 90282 in Gulf of Tonkin SSE of Haiphong at around 0130 UTC Jun 9, while en route from Dongguan to Haiphong, Vietnam. Fishing vessel understood sank, of 7 crew 3 were rescued, 4 are missing.

4. United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Entities Under Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues To Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities
Yesterday, sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its Shanghai-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping Company Ltd (E-Sail) have come into effect. Six months ago, I announced that the United States would take action against these entities pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets WMD proliferators and their supporters. To allow exporters of humanitarian goods to Iran sufficient time to find alternate shipping methods, we postponed the effective date of these designations for 180 days.

5. ECSA welcomes Council conclusions on EU Waterborne Transport Sector
The Council of Ministers of Transport adopted on 5 June its conclusions on “EU Waterborne Transport Sector – Future outlook: Towards a carbon-neutral, zero accidents, automated and competitive EU Waterborne Transport Sector”. This decision endorses the Opatija Declaration adopted at political level on 11 March 2020.

6. 50k Pinoy seafarers still onboard ships
Between 40,000 to 50,000 Filipinos seafarers were stuck on board cargo ships and waiting for their replacement crews after international ports around the globe were closed due to pthe coronavirus pandemic, according to migrant and recruitment expert Emmanuel Geslani.

7. Panama to punish vessels switching off AIS
The Panama Maritime Authority has pledged to penalise vessels in its fleet that ‘go dark’ by turning off the long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) or Automatic Identification System (AIS).
The flag administration said that in cases where tampering with these systems can be proven, it will levy a fine of up to USD10,000, as well as potentially de-flagging vessels from the registry “in some cases where the vessel is found having this conduct on a regular basis”.

8. Russia seeks to expand air ambulance service in Arctic
The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, or EMERCOM, wants to build a network of airports and helicopter pods alongside the country’s northern coast to develop a more effective air ambulance service in the Arctic.

9. Celebrating The Oceans On World Oceans Day – A Message From IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim
“June 8th is World Oceans Day and the theme this year is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”. The purpose of the Day is to educate and inform about how vital the oceans are to us all, about the impact of human actions on the ocean, to help foster a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and to mobilize and unite the world’s population to support sustainable management of the world’s oceans. It is also a day to simply celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the oceans.–+a+message+from+IMO+Secretary+General+Kitack+Lim

10. Gulf Energy Ambitions Boost Global Shipbuilding, Says MEED, Part Of GlobalData
Regional energy companies are investing to consolidate their oil and gas market share over the long term. The race among Gulf national oil companies (NOCs) to establish global energy supremacy has ushered in a boom period for the shipbuilding industry, according to MEED, part of GlobalData.


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