InterManager Daily News 03.12.2020.

1. OSM 2X Winners at the CrewConnect Global Awards
OSM is proud to receive two awards at the CrewConnect Global Awards 2020 in the category “Seafarer of the Year” and “Rising Star”. Congratulations to Chief Steward Roel Cruz and Chief Officer Thaddea Pearl Hangad!

2. PCL fined $12m in US pollution case
Singapore-based Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL), controlled by tycoon Robert Kuok, was sentenced in a US federal court after pleading guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, obstruction of justice, and for a failure to notify the US Coast Guard of a hazardous condition on 2003-built bulk carrier Pac Antares.

3. UN calls for seafarers to be designated as key workers to resolve crew change crisis
The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers as key workers and implement measures to facilitate crew change. In a resolution adopted yesterday, the United Nations recognised the need for an urgent response to resolve the situation of around 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea.

4. Scorpio Bulkers sell-off hits 20 ships as ultramax pair sold to M/Maritime
The Japanese-built pair, built at Mitsui Ichihara, were sold for a total price of $38.4m and delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. The vessels have a market value of $39.23m according to VesselsValue

5. Containership ONE Apus Loses ‘Significant’ Number of Containers Overboard in Pacific -Manager
An Ocean Network Express containership has lost a “significant” number of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1,600 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, the ship’s manager has reported.

6. Waterfront Shipping Orders Eight More Methanol-Powered Tankers
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Waterfront Shipping has placed an order for eight new methanol-fueled tankers to be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea. The use of methanol fuel has been found to reduced in-sector CO2 emissions by up to 15% when compared to conventional marine fuels. It also complies with existing low sulphur fuel regulations and meets IMO Tier III NOx emissions standards.

7. U.S. Accuses China of Violating North Korea Sanctions; Observed Ships Busting Sanctions 550 Times
The United States accused China on Tuesday of “flagrant violation” of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea and offered rewards of up to $5 million for information about sanctions evasions.

8. Baltic Index Dips On Lower Vessel Rates
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index weakened on Tuesday as rates dropped across all vessel segments. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, slipped by 16 points, or 1.3%, to 1,211.

9. Public Consultation Begins On India’s Merchant Shipping Bill
THE proposed Indian Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020, expected to replace the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958, has been opened for public consultation, reports the Press Trust of India. “The draft of the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 is issued for seeking the feedback and suggestions from the public,” it said.

10. Gasum Continues To Expand Bunkering Services – First Bunkering Operation In Emden Completed By Coralius
Gasum continues to expand its bunkering services towards continental Europe by completing its first bunkering operation in Emden, Germany. The bunkering was successfully performed on November 22 to SIEM Confucius by Gasum’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel Coralius. By expanding to new waters, Gasum further strengthens its bunkering services for maritime companies.–+first+bunkering+operation+in+Emden+completed+by+Coralius


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