InterManager Daily News 09.02.2022.

1. Chris Clucas to take over as SIGTTO interim general manager

The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) has appointed industry veteran Chris Clucas as interim general manager until a permanent replacement for outgoing general manager Andrew Clifton can be recruited Mr Clifton will step down 4 March 2022, and Mr Clucas will take over the role for four to six months.

2. Tufton Oceanic Assets announced the divestment of two Containerships for a total of $21.0m

The Board of Tufton Oceanic Assets Limited is pleased to announce that it has agreed to divest the Containerships Candy and Echidna for a total of $21.0m. The realised net IRR will be c.74% and realised net MOIC will be c.1.80x. Both ships were acquired in January 2021 for $13.75m in total, soon after the Company’s divestment of the Suezmax Tanker Bear. The divestment of Candy and Echidna follows the Company’s four Containership exits in the past year.

3. KR launches Class Notation for Underwater radiated Noise

The Korean Register has developed new ‘Guidance for Underwater Radiated Noise’ which will help protect marine ecosystems by reducing noise from ships. As ships’ size and speed increases to handle high volumes of seaborne trade so underwater radiated noise is becoming a more serious issue, causing increasing disruption to the marine ecosystem. The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is discussing measures to mitigate this growing challenge.

4. Aker Carbon Capture and Dan-Unity CO2 to explore solutions for maritime transport of CO2

Aker Carbon Capture and Dan-Unity CO2 of Denmark have signed a collaboration agreement to develop flexible CO2 transport solutions, with the aim of establishing a full carbon capture, utilization and storage value chain. “By teaming up with the industry leaders in the fields of CO2 transport and storage, we aim to establish compelling full value chain offerings that will enable industrial emitters of CO2 to decarbonize their assets faster,” said Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Aker Carbon Capture.

5. Green shipping boost as UK Maritime Minister announces plans to explore shore power

Maritime Minister Robert Courts will accelerate the UK’s ambitions to deliver a greener, more sustainable future for the shipping industry with plans to explore the roll out of emissions-cutting shore power at UK ports. Shore power will be vital to decarbonising the maritime sector and improving air quality for local communities. Currently, berthed vessels must run their onboard diesel engines to power lighting, galleys, air-conditioning and other amenities.

6. John Fredriksen moves to take full control of Northern Drilling

John Fredriksen has moved to take full control of Northern Drilling. The Norwegian tycoon’s privately held Hemen Holding has acquired enough shares in the rig investment company to take its ownership above 40%, triggering an obligation to make a mandatory offer for the rest of the shares.

7. AD Ports raises $1.1bn ahead of Abu Dhabi trading debut

AD Ports Group has raised AED4bn ($1.1bn) in proceeds from its primary issuance ahead of the listing of its shares on the main market of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Tuesday, February 8. The Abu Dhabi-based ports and logistics giant, owned by sovereign wealth fund ADQ, said the cash proceeds will be used to fund its organic and inorganic growth plans, allowing the company to accelerate its local and international expansion plans. ADQ will remain a majority shareholder with a 75.44% stake in the listed entity.

8. Photos: USCGC Polar Star Arrives in Antarctica

The United States’ sole heavy icebreaker USCGC Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived at McMurdo Station in Antarctica on Monday following an 86-day transit from its homeport in Seattle. The deployment marks the Polar Star’s 25th voyage to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations in support of the National Science Foundation, lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program.

9. Hornbeck Offshore Acquires Three OSVs Auctioned By MARAD

Louisiana-based Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has purchased of three high-spec new generation offshore supply vessels at auction from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, the company said in a press release Monday.

10. Sub-Committee On Human Element, Training And Watchkeeping (HTW 8) – Opening Remarks

Distinguished delegates and observers, Good morning, good afternoon, good evening. I am very pleased to welcome you all to the eighth session of the Sub Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping. It has been two years of extraordinary sacrifices and challenges for the entire world and particularly for our seafarers, the human element in shipping, despite the many difficulties that persist.


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