InterManager Daily News 12.04.2021.

1. IMO Honors ‘Exceptional Maritime People’
The International Maritime Organization has recognized the contributions of a long-standing maritime industry chief and has presented its highest bravery accolade to two maritime pilots from Brazil and an off-duty seafarer from the Philippines.The event, which premiered on April 7, saw Peter Hinchliffe, former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), receive the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2019.The 2020 IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea were awarded to Marcio Santos Teixeira and Fabio Rodrigues Alves de Abreu (Brazil), for averting a major oil spill event at the Terminal Almirante Barroso in São Sebastião Port; and to Ralph Ofalla Barajan (Philippines), who saved the lives of all those onboard the sinking passenger vessel Siargao Princess. https://www.marinelink.com/news/imo-honors-exceptional-maritime-people-486737?fbclid=IwAR2Mte3iqDpa5Py9fdsH71MW1f4OMZm0QqQO9aVnv1lbZqr11CD_fiTis9Y#.YHDSDb9INC4.facebook

2. Future Prospects of Shipping COVID-19 Vaccines by Sea
At present, speed to market is critical to stemming the spread of the pandemic, so the vaccines are being shipped by air to international destinations. Delivering them by sea is a longer-term strategy; certainly, the present urgency would have to calm considerably before enough confidence could be built to support delivery times in weeks, rather than hours. https://www.marinelink.com/amp/news/future-prospects-shipping-covid-vaccines-486740

3. EMSA provides enhanced surveillance capacities for romanian border authorities in the Black Sea
Multipurpose coastguard support via remotely piloted surveillance system (RPAS) services is as of this month provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), at the request of the Romanian Border Police.
The RPAS system will support a number of authorities in the Black Sea area, including the Romanian Naval Authority and National Agency for Fishing and Aquaculture. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/04/09/emsa-provides-enhanced-surveillance-capacities-for-romanian-border-authorities-in-the-black-sea/

4. New guidance on maritime security from the International Chamber of Shipping
As recent news reports highlight, the shipping industry continues to face threats such as piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. Ship operators need to stay alert to security risks and recognise that threats are continually evolving and demand constant vigilance. To assist the shipping community in preparing for these challenges the International Chamber of Shipping has launched the first edition of Maritime Security: A Comprehensive Guide for Shipowners, Seafarers and Administrations. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/04/09/new-guidance-on-maritime-security-from-the-international-chamber-of-shipping-2/

5. Port of Ipswich expertly handles large rice vessel operation
The Port of Ipswich, owned and operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), has recently welcomed the large rice-carrying cargo ship MV Ijborg, in support of the UK food processing and manufacturing sector. The vessel was carrying over 8,000 tonnes of rice, which had been imported into the UK from Waggaman in New Orleans. At nearly 143 metres long, MV Ijborg required the support of three tug boats in order to be able to berth safely and prepare for discharge and departure. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/04/09/port-of-ipswich-expertly-handles-large-rice-vessel-operation/

6. Greek shipping magnate John Angelicoussis passes away
John Angelicoussis, Greece’s largest shipowner in dwt terms, died on Saturday at a hospital in Athens, 20 days after suffering a severe heart attack. The 72-year-old magnate took over the Angelicoussis Shipping Group in 1989 after the death of his father and grew it into one of the world’s largest shipping organisations. Angelicoussis’s daughter, Maria, who has been acting CEO for the past three weeks, will now take the reins at the company. https://splash247.com/greek-shipping-magnate-john-angelicoussis-passes-away/

7. Port of Rotterdam carbon cut above national average
The Port of Rotterdam has seen its carbon emissions fall some 13% below national avarage over the past four years. Europe’s largest port has slashed its carbon emissions by no less than 27% between 2016 and 2020, compared to nationwide reduction of 14% in the same period. https://splash247.com/port-of-rotterdam-carbon-cut-above-national-average/

8. CMA CGM Wants To Rebuild Beirut’s Port
IFrench container shipping group CMA CGM is pursuing a plan to rebuild Beirut’s port within three years, despite political deadlock in Lebanon that has prevented decisions on the port since a blast last August, a company executive said. A chemical explosion at the port killed 200 people and destroyed entire neighbourhoods, deepening Lebanon’s worst political and economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. https://gcaptain.com/cma-cgm-rebuild-beirut-port/

9. ‘Human element’ a key focus following major casualties
The 20,124 teu Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in an accident initially blamed on strong winds on the beam. This, despite the fact that large numbers of big container ships successfully navigate the Canal, often in windy conditions, hundreds of times a year. And, on board the Japanese owned vessel on charter to Evergreen, there were also two Suez Canal Authority pilots in attendance. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/casualty/human-element-key-focus-following-major-casualties

10. Masks To Be Worn On Commercial Ships While Trading In US Waters
As part of COVID-19 safety the US has introduced new safety requirements in the maritime transportation system. This requires all persons, including crew members on board ships proceeding to and trading within the waters under US jurisdiction to wear a face mark while boarding, disembarking and for the duration of the travel. Crew members and port facility personnel may be exempt from wearing a mask only when actively performing a task that would create a health or safety risk if performed wearing a mask and should immediately wear a mask when the task is complete. This exemption does not apply to passengers.
https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Masks+to+be+worn+on+commercial+ships+while+trading+in+US+waters

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