InterManager Daily News 09.03.2021.

1. DP World Limassol marks four years of successful operations
DP World Limassol is celebrating four hugely successful years as the proud operator of the multi-purpose and cruise terminals at Limassol port, and has pledged to continue investing and growing its services over the next two decades, to establish it as a key port of choice in the Eastern Mediterranean.

2. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) contributes to the improvement of STCW audits
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) took part in the 7th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW7) as a member of the Russian Federation delegation. The session was held on February 15-19, 2021. RS delegated Sergey Vasilevskiy, principal specialist of the Department for Management Systems and Products Certification.

3. NYK recognised as a Certified Health and Productivity Management Organisation for fifth consecutive year
For a fifth consecutive year, NYK has been recognized in the large enterprise category of the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program, a cooperative initiative by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

4. IMRF launches Pandemic Response Guidance for Maritime SAR Organisations
(IMRF), supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has launched comprehensive guidance for anyone working in search and rescue, on how to ensure that SAR operations can continue safely in the face of challenges posed not only by COVID-19, but also by any future health emergencies.

5. Greek port privatistion attracts global interest
State control of the country’s two largest ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki has already been relinquished and the process is in full swing for the management of at least another half dozen to be handed to private operators.

6. Houthis attack key Saudi Aramco oil port
The drone attack targeted “petroleum tank farms” at the port, the Saudi Press Agency said, quoting an official spokesperson at the Ministry of Energy. Shrapnel from a ballistic missile also fell near a Saudi Aramco residential area in the city of Dhahran.

7. Tankers Carrying European Gasoline Diverted to Texas to Ease Supply Crunch
Major refineries along Gulf Coast, the nation’s refining hub, shut gasoline units during the February deep freeze and power failures. Operators have gradually begun resuming production since the weather warmed, but some plants could take weeks to get back to normal.

8. U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Conclude Public Hearing Into Loss of F/V Scandies Rose
The 130-foot crab fishing vessel Scandies Rose, homeported in Dutch Harbor, sank near Sutwik Island, Alaska at approximately 10 p.m. on Dec 31, 2019, with seven crew members aboard. Two were rescued, however five crew members weren’t recovered after a search that spanned over 20 hours, 1,400 square miles.

9. GreenVoyage2050: States Accelerate Action To Decarbonize Shipping
Eleven States from across the globe are partnering in the International Maritime Organization (IMO)-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project, which is supporting the path to decarbonization in the shipping sector, in line with the IMO Initial Strategyon the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from shipping (IMO Initial GHG Strategy).

10. BIMCO Covid 19 Weekly Report
The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).


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