InterManager Daily News 27.11.2020.

1. Wallem Shipmanagement signs global crisis media deal with Navigate Response
Wallem Shipmanagement – one of the largest and most experienced providers of ship management services – has appointed Navigate Response to enhance its global media response capability. As a leading provider of technology driven maritime solutions for shipowners world-wide, Wallem has engaged Navigate Response to deliver crisis communications support and training to its global operations on shore and at sea.

2. Image Line Communications appointed to implement the Women in Shipping priority actions
Image Line Communications will work on an awareness-raising campaign and a research work to identify good practices of measures to enhance the recruitment and retention of women in the industry, including measures to deal with gender policies in the workplace.

3. Vendée Globe 2020: Hapag-Lloyd among supporters of Team Malizia to promote climate neutrality awareness
Raising awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health – this is the common goal of Kuehne+Nagel, Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM and MSC. Committed to marine protection and sustainable shipping, they all support the yacht racing Team Malizia that has started its latest challenge on November 8: the Vendée Globe 2020, the world’s toughest regatta.

4. US to impose tough Port State Control measures on Cyber risk management
United States requires all ships, U.S. flagged ships and foreign flagged ships that call on ports in the U.S, to ensure cyber risk management is appropriately addressed in their safety management system by the company’s first annual verification of the Document of compliance after January 1, 2021. Failure to this requirement may result in detention of ship in US port.

5. China labels Australian coal as poor quality, 66 bulk carriers and more than 1,000 seafarers left stranded
China has labelled Australian coal as poor quality as hundreds of seafarers languish on stranded bulk carriers off the Chinese coastline unable to offload their cargoes in the ongoing political spat between Beijing and Canberra.

6. Scrubber ban debate reignites
The scrubber ban debate has been reignited with a new 36-page report from the Washington DC-based International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), which urges governments and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to phase out all scrubbers.

7. Federal Maritime Commission widens liner probe, alliances scrutinised
The Federal Maritime Commission in Washington DC is widening its liner probe, determined to get a greater grasp on how the three main global alliances work. The future framework of liner alliances is now being brought into question given the stranglehold the three main alliances have on the main east-west trades.

8. Oil Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Terminal in Red Sea
An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, the ship’s manager said on Wednesday, in an attack confirmed by Saudi Arabia.

9. Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island
Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank.
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at 8:17 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the tug Warthog, reporting their vessel was taking on water with a barge in tow.

10. Crew Unhappiness Widespread Amid COVID-19
Crew responding to the LR survey have reported feeling unhappy, worry about things they cannot control and do not feel well rested.
Twenty-seven percent of survey respondents indicated poor management of workload and fatigue in their teams and not being able to get a good quality of sleep.


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