InterManager Daily News 08.02.2022.

1. Survivors of world’s deadliest migration route share their abuse stories in French and German

For migrants and refugees fleeing adversity and egregious human rights abuse in Libya, the Central Mediterranean Sea is the only way to reach safety. Victims and survivors of the world’s deadliest migration route today widely share their stories of fear, suffering and hope in the latest publication from Human Rights at Sea which has now been translated into French and German.

2. Nor-Shipping 2022 Blue Economy Thought Leader interview with Gard

Sustainability shouldn’t be a consideration, or an add-on issue, it should be at the very heart of all strategic decision making for today’s ocean businesses. Leading marine insurer Gard sets out its core values ahead of Nor-Shipping 2022, with CEO Rolf Thore Roppestad and sustainability chief Live Jacob Sydness in the hotseat.

3. Strategic Marine completes Acquisition of New Shipyard in Singapore

Strategic Marine has completed the acquisition of a significantly larger shipbuilding facility in Singapore in a move that will significantly boost its shipbuilding capacity and product range. Strategic Marine has acquired the fixed infrastructure as well as the lease of the shipyard at 5 Benoi Road and has completed the lease transfer from JTC Corporation, the lessor of the shipyard.

4. Port of Long Beach creates Nation’s Largest Electric Truck Charging Network

The Port of Long Beach has issued an information request to assist in creating one of the largest U.S. networks of publicly accessible electric-charging stations for the heavy duty, class 8 drayage trucks that serve the port complex. Available here, the request asks for information on potential interest to install 100 chargers at up to four pre-identified sites. Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

5. Reach Subsea’s Octio secures long-term contract with Shell

Octio, a subsidiary of Reach Subsea, has sealed a multi-year geophysical monitoring contract with Norske Shell for the Ormen Lange field.

The Bergen-based subsea monitoring solutions provider has delivered services to Norske Shell for over a decade. The new contract is valid until January 2026, with two one-year extensions.

6. Why Is The US Merchant Marine So Rusted And Broken?

After World War II the United States had the largest and newest fleet of commercial ships in the world. World trade has roughly doubled every tens years since the Allied victory in Japan yet the US Merchant Fleet has been in steady decline.

7. Cyclone Batsirai Causes Devastation Along Madagascar’s Eastern Coastline

Three people were reported dead in southeastern Madagascar on Sunday after cyclone Batsirai made landfall, leaving a trail of devastation including collapsed buildings, power cuts and flooding.

One of the towns badly affected was Nosy Varika on the coast where most of the buildings were destroyed and the town was cut off from the surrounding area due to flooding, an official said.

8. SmartWatch aims to eliminate preventable accidents on board ships

A SmartWatch developed by Singapore start-up SOL-X looks to monitor the health of crew on a ship to alert them to the dangers of heat stress, lack of situational awareness, the onset of fatigue and the risk of heart attacks As temperatures rise steadily in the engineroom, crewmembers are losing their ability to function as effectively as they should. Their movements are slowing, dexterity suffers and cognitive ability declines.

9. Singapore’s race to support shipping’s zero-carbon fuels

The world’s biggest bunker port and busiest transhipment hub is speeding the development of bunkering infrastructure and ammonia and hydrogen supply to underpin shipping’s decarbonisation. As the world’s top bunker port and busiest transhipment hub, Singapore is intrinsically linked to shipping’s transition to low- and zero-carbon alternatives to meet the sector’s goal of slashing emissions in half by 2050, as compared with 2008.

10. Damen’s new-generation FCS vessel starts sea trials

Damen Shipyards is testing the first of its new 74-m fast crew supplier (FCS) vessels it has built for the North Sea oil, gas and renewables sectors. The Dutch group has begun final commissioning and sea trials of Aqua Helix, its FCS-7011 class vessel.


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