InterManager Daily News 28.10.2020.

1. Are you cyber prepared? New cyber security white paper out now
As part of its remit to shine a spotlight on safety issues for the maritime sector, Safety at Sea has had cyber security on its radar for a number of years, and has conducted a series of surveys with the assistance of its parent company IHS Markit and partner BIMCO.

2. Ferry capsizing leaves five crew members missing
Five of 10 members on a Thai roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) ferry, Seatran Ferry 12, are missing after the vessel capsized near Kaohsiung, Taiwan, just before midnight on 23 October. The coast guard said that it received a distress signal from Seatran Ferry 12 just seven minutes before midnight on 23 October. Five patrol vessels were dispatched to the scene.
3. Shipowner prosecuted after ‘expletive-laced tirade’ against PSC inspector
The owner of an unseaworthy Australian tug was convicted of hindering a Commonwealth public official in Cairns Magistrate Court on 13 October and fined AUD750 (USD536). Tug owner Anthony Wolfe became aggressive during a port state control (PSC) inspection of the vessel.

4. Nairobi – The Wreck Removal Convention
The Japanese government requires P&I insurance for all ships that visit Japanese ports. However, in recent years there have been instances where insurance companies refused to make payments for bunker oil and other spills due to a maritime accident or for wrecks because of a violation of the insurance policy terms by the Shipowners.

5. Hadley Shipping joins the UK Chamber of Shipping
The UK Chamber of Shipping is delighted to announce Hadley Shipping Group as the latest organisation to join the Chamber. The Hadley Shipping Group, which operates as one of the few remaining family controlled British shipping companies, was confirmed as one of the latest organisations to join the Chamber at the September Board meeting.

6. France fails to prevent thousands of dolphin deaths, challenging law and science
90,000 dolphins have died in fishing nets in the northeast Atlantic in the past 30 years. Shockingly, more than 18,500 of these died in the past two years alone,in French waters in the Bay of Biscay.With peak strandings occurring between December and March each year, no measures are in place to prevent unnecessary dolphin bycatch and death this coming winter.

7. Shearwater GeoServices awarded extension for Brazilian survey
Offshore survey specialist Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a five-month contract extension for CGG’s Brazil Nebula multi-client survey.
The extension period will commence late in the fourth quarter and will be conducted by research vessel Oceanic Sirius.

8. Shipping stocks hammered as Wall Street tumbles
An overnight drop in US stock markets on coronavirus concerns saw listed shipowners take a battering The Dow Jones dropped 650 points (2.3%) overnight, while the Nasdaq was down 189 points (1.64%), however most shipping stocks bore the brunt of the sell-off dropping far more than the index average.

9. Baltic Index Edges Lower On Weaker Capesize Rates
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, fell on Monday, on lower rates for capesize vessels. The Baltic index fell 13 points, or 0.9%, to 1,402. The capesize index fell 54 points, or 2.4%, to 2,207.

10. World Shipping Council Urges IMO Member States To Take Concrete Action Towards Decarbonising Shipping
Amid the criticism of the results of the IMO intercessional GHG working group, the World Shipping Council urges member states to not lose sight of the ultimate goal of decarbonising shipping. A detailed proposal to get us there lies ready for MEPC 75.


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