InterManager Daily News 17.02.2021.

1. Abandoned crew forced to collect rain water and forced to cook fish on wood fire to survive
Luis Alberto Veloso is one of four abandoned seafarers on board the Togo-flagged MV Onda who has gone one year without pay. The ship and its crew are abandoned in the port of Douala, Cameroon by Amin Shipping, a company with a history of not paying crew.

2. ECSA calls on EU to set targets for bunker suppliers to sell low-carbon fuels
The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has called on the European Commission (EC) to set targets for bunker suppliers to sell low- or zero-carbon fuels as the shipping industry starts the transition to achieve decarbonisation.

3. Why big data analysis is key to preventing future grounding accidents
These statistics are not revolutionary or out of sync with past records – with accident records in the Baltic Sea showing that collisions and groundings were the most common cause of accident during 2014 – 2017 – collisions accounting for 32% and groundings 25%. Despite the frequency of groundings and collisions out at sea, the cause often remains disputed and is, on occasion, unknown.

4. Crew changes at Singapore port cross 100,000 amid Covid-19
“Recognising the importance of ensuring that international trade and the flow of supplies into Singapore remain uninterrupted amidst the pandemic, MPA continues to facilitate crew changes for ships of all flags and crew of various nationalities through a ‘safe corridor’. MPA has been working together with the unions, industry, and international partners, on crew change protocols that safeguard both seafarers and the local community,” the MPA stated.

5. Oil Rallies Past $60 as Winter Blast Hits Texas
Trading of West Texas Intermediate futures ended the day up 1.1%, above $60 a barrel for the first time since January 2020, while Brent in London passed $63. Permian oil production has fallen by as much as 1 million barrels a day as sub-zero temperatures hit Midland, Texas — the heart of U.S. shale output. The Arctic blast also threatened to unleash a rush for fuels from propane to heating oil.

6. Fire on Offshore Supply Vessel Kills Three Off India
Three crew members of an offshore supply vessel were killed in a fire on board the vessel off the coast of Mumbai, India on Saturday. The fire was reported in the engine room of the Indian-registered Greatship Rohini, belonging to The Greatship Group, as the vessel was about 92 nautical miles northwest of Mumbai.

7. IMO Urges Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will convene a maritime security working group in response to the growing number of pirate attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea. The working group is set to meet at the next session of the Maritime Safety Committee, MSC 103, scheduled to take place in May, to provide an opportunity for Member States and international organizations to discuss further collaboration and possible action to address the problem.

8. Indian Navy Gets Third Scorpene Submarine, To Be Commissioned As INS Karanj
The Indian Navy got its third Scorpene submarine, which will be commissioned as INS Karanj, of Project P-75 on Monday in Mumbai. The acceptance document was signed by Vice Admiral (Retd) Narayan Prasad, Chairman and Managing Director of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, and Rear Admiral B Sivakumar, Chief of Staff Officer (Tech) of Western Naval Command.

9. Coal India – Costs Under Control; Recovery Continues – ICICI Securities
Coal India’s (CIL) Q3FY21 PAT declined 21.4% YoY to Rs30.8bn mainly impacted by higher contractual expense, one-time provision of old receivables, deferred tax expense and lower other income. Revenue was up 2.1% YoY at Rs236.9bn due to higher volumes and despite decline in average realisation by 7.6% YoY to Rs1,408/te, EBITDA was up 4% at Rs51.6bn.–+Costs+under+control%3B+recovery+continues+–+ICICI+Securities

10. First Batch Of Seafarers Of “Anastasia” Stuck At Chinese Anchor Finally Back In India
We are pleased to inform you that the first batch of our seafarers of “Anastasia” who were stuck at the Chinese anchorage for more than 6 months are finally back in India to re-unite with their families. The seafarers were caught in the trade and political war between Australia and China.“Anastasia”+stuck+at+Chinese+Anchor+finally+back+in+India


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