InterManager Daily News 12.06.2020.

1. Chief Engineer died on board of LPG tanker while working
Chief Engineer of an LPG tanker EPIC ST.KITTS died on board of the ship on Jun 10, when tanker arrived at Mongla port. According to preliminary examination, 43-year old Chinese national died from a heart attack, while working. His body was taken to hospital for examination, to be transferred later to China, he’s from Hubei province, according to his passport.

2. Disabled fish carrier towed to safety, Norway
Fish carrier TONNY was disabled after mechanical failure in Vestfjorden, NE of Brettesnes, Lofoten, Norway, in the afternoon Jun 10, while en route to Stokkmarknes. The ship was taken on tow by SAR vessel DET NORSKE VERITAS, and towed to Brettesnes.

3. Crew change under new protocol, sham and shame
Wilhelmsen and Synergy Group have carried out the first crew change under the Singapore Crew Change Working Group (SGCCWG) protocol, a set of guidelines formulated to address the challenges of transferring seafarers in the COVID-19 era. In a carefully planned evolution, 19 new crewmembers flew from Sri Lanka to Singapore, where they relieved the 19-member crew of the bulker Genco Liberty.

4. PEMEX Suspends Supplier Contracts, Triggering Job Losses
Over the past several weeks, Petroleos Mexicanos has suspended contracts with at least eight local and international oil-service providers and suppliers to cut spending, said the people, who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The bulk of cancellations is for offshore maintenance work in shallow-water hubs such as Ciudad del Carmen in the state of Campeche, two of the people said.

5. Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Fall 30% in May
Executive Director Gene Seroka announced the May volumes in a news briefing today. In kicking off the briefing, Seroka addressed briefly condemnation over the murder of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis Police and the port’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

6. ‘Christophe de Margerie’ Completes Early Eastbound Transit of Northern Sea Route
The route across the Arctic Ocean is seen as strategic by Russia, which wants to use it to speed up deliveries of cargoes between Europe and Asia, supplanting the usual route via the Suez Canal. The tanker left the port of Sabetta on May 18 and then met with nuclear icebreaker ‘Yamal’, owned by a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, which escorted it along the route.

7. Toll company data for sale on the Dark Web
Ransomware attackers who hacked Toll corporate server files in May, have published stolen data on the Dark Web, the company has announced.
Information, stolen, using Nefilim ransomware, includes workers’ names, home addresses, age, birthdates and payroll information including salary, superannuation and tax file numbers, according to Toll.

8. Project to apply space technology to ship navigation wins funding
An initiative is under way to bolster navigation by cross-referencing in situ gravity measurements with a gravity map of Earth – information that could be used in conjunction with satellite data to determine ships’ positions more accurately. The project will apply on Earth scientific principles best embodied on NASA’s InSight probe, currently on Mars. The device is using humanity’s best ever gravimetric sensor – the MEMS Seismometer – to listen for so-called ‘marsquakes’ at a sensitivity of 0.3 ng/rtHz*.

9. 300 Maersk Vessels Will Be Equipped To Measure And Report Meteorological Data To International Agencies To Improve The World’s Understanding Of Weather And Climate Change
Maersk vessels will be assisting global research efforts on weather patterns and climate change by committing 300 company-owned vessels to participate in the global Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program. While Maersk already has many vessels contributing to the VOS, the newly expanded commitment will see its entire fleet participating by the end of 2020. The recorded data helps meteorologists create more accurate weather and storm forecasts – and will also be used in the creation of atmosphere-ocean models that will help scientists better understand climate change.’s+understanding+of+weather+and+climate+change

10. Chinese Firms May Halt Use Of Tankers That Have Transported Venezuelan Oil: Source
Chinese oil companies may soon decline to charter any tanker that has visited Venezuela in the past year to avoid disruption to operations if the United States blacklists more ships for trading with Caracas, four shipping sources told Reuters.


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