InterManager Daily News 05.05.2021.

1. Unique role of IACS emphasised during Singapore Shipping Week
IACS’ high-level intervention at the IMO-Singapore Future of Shipping Conference last week once again demonstrated its commitment and ability to lead the industry through the challenges posed by digitalisation and decarbonisation and to deliver on its mission as a trusted partner of regulators with respect to the development of maritime regulations and to maintain classification as the primary mechanism for practical self-regulation of the maritime industry. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/04/unique-role-of-iacs-emphasised-during-singapore-shipping-week/

2. NTSB says maintenance error leads to $2.2M marine accident with Canadian-flagged vessel
The incorrect installation of a single set screw led to the loss of propulsion control on the Canadian-flagged, 736-foot-long Atlantic Huron, causing the ship to strike a pier at 6.8 knots, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. Marine Accident Brief 21/10 is the NTSB report on the July 5, 2020, contact between the self-unloading bulk carrier and a pier associated with the Soo Locks, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, resulting in $2.2 million in damage. There were no injuries. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/04/ntsb-says-maintenance-error-leads-to-2-2m-marine-accident-with-canadian-flagged-vessel/

3. Why standardisation is the key to future maritime industry success
In this article, RightShip CEO Steen Lund discusses the ways in which we can better standardise industry practices to build robust digital systems and enhanced operations. Improved standardisation is greatly needed within the maritime industry, particularly as we look to the future. It is a requirement for industry partnerships and is a prerequisite in the process of becoming technology agnostic. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/04/why-standardisation-is-the-key-to-future-maritime-industry-success/

4. The Human Rights at Sea non-executive Advisory Board expands its reach and expertise
The Human Rights at Sea non-executive Advisory Board has expanded with new members across a range of professional disciplines reflecting broad experience and networks to support the ongoing work being undertaken by the charity in addressing matters of human rights abuse at sea. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/04/the-human-rights-at-sea-non-executive-advisory-board-expands-its-reach-and-expertise/

5. Sub-continent Covid-19 crisis puts squeeze on ship recycling capacity
All available oxygen supplies in India, including those used by ship recycling yards, have been diverted to hospitals as a significant number of the 218,000 deaths so far are reported to be a result of oxygen shortages. Almost 20 million people have now been infected in India but only about 2% of the population has been vaccinated so far, according to reports. Meanwhile, observers claim that the official death count falls far short of the real number. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/sub-continent-covid-19-crisis-puts-squeeze-ship-recycling-capacity

6. Singapore crew change ban extended to more sub-continent nations
“Crew with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka within the last 14 days preceding arrival to Singapore. This includes sign-on crew travelling to Singapore by flight as well as sign-off crew from vessels that have called at Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,” the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in circular. The ban also covers sign on crew transiting Singapore from the four countries in the last 14 days. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/singapore-crew-change-ban-extended-more-sub-continent-nations

7. Philippines Slams China’s ‘Dangerous’ Move
The Chinese Coast Guard shadowed, blocked, and issued radio challenges on Manila’s crew near Scarborough Shoal, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Monday announcing that it has protested China’s actions. China’s claim over the shoal that’s 124 nautical miles from the Philippines “is without basis” and Beijing has “no law enforcement rights in these areas,” it said. https://gcaptain.com/philippines-chinas-dangerous-move/

8. U.S. Announces Environmental Review of Revolution Wind Project Off Rhode Island
Revolution Wind’s project scope involves the construction and operation of up to 880 MW of offshore wind capacity consisting of 100 turbines, up to two offshore substations and up to two export cables, along with associated foundations. The project will be located in federal waters approximately 17.4 nautical miles south of Rhode Island and is a 50/50 joint venture by Ørsted and New England-based Eversource Energy. https://gcaptain.com/u-s-announces-environmental-review-of-revolution-wind-project-off-rhode-island/

9. Seaborne Coal Volumes Slip In Asia, And It’s Not Just The Pandemic
One of the quirks of Asia’s seaborne coal market is that volumes have held up remarkably well, despite the fuel being demonized for its role in climate change and the rising number of countries and companies spurning it. At least, that was the case for the past several years, but there are now signs that volumes are trending lower in the top consuming region. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Seaborne+coal+volumes+slip+in+Asia%2C+and+it’s+not+just+the+pandemic

10. ECSA Welcomes The Adoption Of Delli Report On More Efficient And Cleaner Maritime Transport
The Plenary of the European Parliament adopted this week the Delli Report on more efficient and cleaner maritime transport. The Report underlines the important role of short sea shipping in achieving modal shift objectives and reducing transport-related congestion and emissions to move towards zero-emission transport. ECSA welcomes the adoption of the Delli report this week by the Plenary of the European Parliament. The Report highlights the crucial role of short sea shipping in achieving modal shift objectives and reducing transport-related congestion and emissions. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/ECSA+welcomes+the+adoption+of+Delli+Report+on+more+efficient+and+cleaner+maritime+transport

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