InterManager Daily News 14.02.2022.

1. EMSA signs cooperation agreements with EU Naval Missions to provide enhanced maritime awareness for operations in Somalia and Libya

EMSA is supporting EU Naval Force operations – Atalanta and Irini – following the signature of two cooperation agreements with EU NAVFOR-Somalia (Operation Atalanta) on the one hand and EUNAVFOR MED (Operation Irini) on the other. Operation Atalanta targets counter piracy and the protection of vulnerable vessels and humanitarian shipments off the coast of Somalia, while operation Irini seeks to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya and in doing so contribute to the country’s peace process. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/11/emsa-signs-cooperation-agreements-with-eu-naval-missions-to-provide-enhanced-maritime-awareness-for-operations-in-somalia-and-libya/

2. Suez Canal blockage raises many questions about future claims modelling, says Nautical Institute

The Ever Given case is another reminder of the fragility of global supply chains and the importance of shipping but it raises some important questions about the challenges facing insurers when modelling for such claims, delegates attending a Nautical Institute webinar were told. While the initial claim by the Suez Canal Authority was in the region of $900m it could end up being substantially lower, and underwriters are now asking whether they need to change their modelling when calculating for such big claims in the future? https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/11/suez-canal-blockage-raises-many-questions-about-future-claims-modelling-says-nautical-institute/

3. The European Investment Bank joins the international effort for environmental-friendly ports

Today, at the One Ocean Summit in Brest (France), a number of port authorities and stakeholders around the world signed a joint-commitment to reduce the environmental impact of stopovers made by container and cruise ships during their sea journeys. The European Investment Bank (EIB) supports the declaration, which is also supported by EU Member States and the wider international community. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/11/the-european-investment-bank-joins-the-international-effort-for-environmental-friendly-ports/

4. Zero emission at port operations on the way as Terntank introduces greener tanker

TERN ISLAND, a pioneering new vessel, designed with Terntanks Hybrid Solution® arrives at Gothenburg Port tomorrow, Friday, 10th of February 2022 successfully performing zero emissions port operations. TERN ISLAND is equipped with new electric power supply hybrid system, including a battery pack, on-shore power supply and a DC-Link system which is reported to be able to reduce its auxiliary energy consumption during port operations by -99%. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/11/zero-emission-at-port-operations-on-the-way-as-terntank-introduces-greener-tanker/

5. X-Press Pearl report calls for plastic pellets to be classified as hazardous substances

Risks associated with the transport of chemicals and plastics in containerships need to be addressed, say the authors of the first public study into the impacts on people and the environment of toxic chemicals released during the largest plastic pellet spill on record. The report, X-Press Pearl: a ‘new kind of oil spill’, was published this week by health and environmental advocates International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ). https://splash247.com/x-press-pearl-report-calls-for-plastic-pellets-to-be-classified-as-hazardous-substances/

6. Ukraine warns commercial shipping lanes under threat from Russian warships

Ukraine has hit out at Russian naval exercises near its southern coast, claiming navigation in the Black Sea and Azov Sea has become virtually impossible as tensions remain high over a conflict between the two neighbours. In a statement from the foreign ministry yesterday, Ukraine said Russia’s actions “show blatant disregard for the rules and principles of international law” and that Kiev would work together with partner countries to prepare a response. https://splash247.com/ukraine-warns-commercial-shipping-lanes-under-threat-from-russian-warships/

7. How AUVs Are Used To Spot Oil Plumes After A Spill

On April 20, 2010, the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, burned, sank in the Gulf of Mexico and terrified the world. This horrific accident — recorded as the largest oil spill in history — killed 11 workers and released 210 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean. While about a half of the oil rose to the surface, the other half formed a suspended plume of many tiny oil droplets about 1,000 metres below the surface. Its extent and whereabouts couldn’t be determined from above. https://gcaptain.com/how-auvs-spot-oil-plumes-after-a-spill/

8. Galapagos New Marine Reserve Enforcement Focuses On Locals And Not On International Commercial Vessels

Though he makes a living from the protected waters around Ecuador’s storied Galapagos Islands, fisherman Pedro Asensio has his doubts about an expanded marine reserve created last month by his country’s government. “What for? If, really, they can’t even protect the first one,” Asensio, 48, said as he sat on a bench by Puerto Ayora’s fish market. https://gcaptain.com/galapagos-new-marine-reserve-enforcement-focuses-on-locals-and-not-on-international-commercial-vessels/

9. Owners adopt advanced maintenance technologies

An expert panel provided insight into what is required for advanced vessel maintenance during Riviera Maritime Media’s recent Ship system condition monitoring for smart vessel maintenancewebinar. This Wärtsilä-sponsored webinar was held on 3 February 2022 during Riviera’s Vessel Lifecycle Maintenance Webinar Week. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/owners-adopt-advanced-maintenance-technologies-69664

10. EU Eyeing Inclusion Of Shipping Industry To Carbon Markets

The European Commission is considering adding shipping into carbon markets in what would be a first after years of disagreement, reports Reuters. It’s a hotly contested and complex issue, but the root cause of folding in the shipping industry is because roughly 3% of the world’s carbon emissions accounts for 90% of global transport by sea. Inclusion has thus far been tabled, but environmental activists are pushing back and saying that carbon reduction efforts are moving too slowly within the shipping industry. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/EU+Eyeing+Inclusion+of+Shipping+Industry+to+Carbon+Markets

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