InterManager Daily News 10.02.2022.

1. Traditional Vasilopita cake cutting at CMMI

The CMMI held yesterday a small ceremony at its premises for the traditional Vasilopita cake cutting. CMMI had the honor to welcome for this event, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Annita Demetriou and H.E the Ambassador of the United States of America, Mrs. Judith Garber.The Vasilopita cake cutting is a time-honored custom of the Greek & Cypriot families that takes place on New Year’s Day to bless the house and bring good luck for the new year. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/08/57975/

2. Unifeeder Group makes major decarbonisation move with VARO Energy’s advanced, renewable B100 biofuel

This is the first biofuel collaboration between Unifeeder and VARO, which supports both companies’ ambition to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of European transportation and improve the environmental impact of the shipping industry. In September 2021, feeder vessel Elbsummerwas bunkered biofuel B50 (50% biofuel / 50% MGO). It then underwent a scheduled main engine overhaul, which allowed the biofuel B100 (100% biofuel) to be trialed. Unifeeder has now bunkered 400 mt of VARO’s Advanced Renewable Biofuel B100A during Elbsummer’s recent call to the Port of Rotterdam. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/08/unifeeder-group-makes-major-decarbonization-move-with-varo-energys-advanced-renewable-b100-biofuel/

3. Oceanology International gathers huge industry momentum ahead of first live exhibition in four years

The organisers of Oceanology International, RX Global, have confirmed that the Oi 2022 event is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the opening up of business-to-business events in spring 2022. With bookings on par with the last pre-pandemic Oi in 2018, the eagerly anticipated event is set to put the uncertain times of the last two years behind us. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/08/oceanology-international-gathers-huge-industry-momentum-ahead-of-first-live-exhibition-in-four-years/

4. Isle of Man Ship Registry first flag state in the world to offer discount on registration fees for ships deploying green technology

The Isle of Man Ship Registry is set to become the first flag state in the world to incentivise ship owners by offering a new green discount on registration fees for ships deploying green technology. The green discount will give ship owners a 15 percent reduction on their annual registration fee. The discount is available to operators of cargo ships, commercial yachts or passenger ships which are investing in biofuel, alternative fuels, wind, or shore-side energy technology. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/08/isle-of-man-ship-registry-first-flag-state-in-the-world-to-offer-discount-on-registration-fees-for-ships-deploying-green-technology/

5. More than 300 environmental organisations petition Biden to end offshore oil drilling

Three hundred and ten environmental justice, climate, conservation, public health, indigenous, faith-based and community organizations sent an “emergency petition” this week to Debra Haaland, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior. The groups are looking to halt new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. https://splash247.com/more-than-300-environmental-organisations-petition-biden-to-end-offshore-oil-drilling/

6. Montrose Port selected as base for Inch Cape offshore wind project

Scotland’s Montrose Port has been selected as the future operations and maintenance base for the Inch Cape offshore wind project, 15 km off the Angus coast, that will power up to 1m households and be one of the country’s largest single sources of renewable energy. The Inch Cape offshore wind farm has applied to the UK government for a long-term energy contract in its latest Contracts for Difference allocation round, with results expected this summer. https://splash247.com/montrose-port-selected-as-base-for-inch-cape-offshore-wind-project/

7. Search Suspended for Shrimp Boat Captain Who Fell Overboard Near Port Aransas

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing shrimp boat captain who fell overboard near Port Aransas, Texas, on Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched approximately 1,416 square miles for over 32 combined hours. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call on VHF-FM channel 16 at about 7 a.m. Sunday stating the captain of the shrimp boat Lady Nora had slipped and fallen overboard 7 miles northeast of the Port Aransas jetties. https://gcaptain.com/search-suspended-for-shrimp-boat-captain-who-fell-overboard-near-port-aransas/

8. Captain’s Fatigue Led to Sinking of Fishing Vessel in Alaska

A captain’s decision to get under way while fatigued led to the grounding and sinking of a fishing vessel near Whittier, Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board said in Marine Investigation Report 22/02 released Tuesday. On July 24, 2021, the fishing vessel Tenacious, which fished primarily for pink salmon, grounded at the entrance to Wells Passage while transiting to fishing grounds in Prince William Sound. The five crewmembers abandoned the vessel and were rescued. The Tenacious later sank. https://gcaptain.com/captains-fatigue-led-to-sinking-of-fishing-vessel-in-alaska/

9. Condition monitoring drives smart vessel maintenance

An expert panel provided insight into what is required for advanced vessel maintenance during Riviera Maritime Media’s Ship system condition monitoring for smart vessel maintenance webinar. This event, sponsored by Wärtsilä, was held 3 February 2022 during Riviera’s Vessel Lifecycle Maintenance Webinar Week. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/condition-monitoring-drives-smart-vessel-maintenance-69532

10. Why Should Shipping Come Under The EU’s Carbon Trading System?

The European Commission has proposed adding shipping to the bloc’s carbon market for the first time, in a move that is set to shake up the industry after years of avoiding pollution charges by the bloc. But already there is disagreement about how it will work given the complexities of the shipping industry and how fast it can decarbonise. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Why+should+shipping+come+under+the+EU%E2%80%99s+carbon+trading+system%3F

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