1. Cyprus Shipping Videocast – Capt. Eberhard Koch – President of Cyprus Marine Club
We are pleased to announce a new promotional feature of Cyprus Shipping News by inviting key players of the Cyprus Shipping Industry to address our readers with a 1-2 minutes video on latest developments, new regulations, news from their own company affecting the Industry, even a quote of the day or anything of general interest. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/18/cyprus-shipping-videocast-capt-eberhard-koch-president-of-cyprus-marine-club/?amp=1
2. Thenamaris assigns Safety Management Systems simplification to Prevention at Sea
Safety Management Systems need to be simple clear, accurate as well as communicative for effective use. In reality, most safety management systems still suffer from inherited structural complications, complex procedures and absence of simple and accurate workflows. Thenamaris in line with the company’s continuous drive towards excellence andaspiration as a model ship management company, decided to work with Prevention at Sea (PAS) for simplifying and modernizing its Safety Management System. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/15/thenamaris-assigns-safety-management-systems-simplification-to-prevention-at-sea/?amp=1
3. Decarbonisation Specialist helps to spearhead NORDEN’s green transition
“The exciting thing about advanced biofuel is that it’s turning waste product into energy. In the future, we will see more ships powered on animal manure and sewage sludge.”
Decarbonisation Specialist Federica Conti is helping to spearhead NORDEN’s green transition through her research and development of advanced biofuels. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/15/decarbonisation-specialist-helps-to-spearhead-nordens-green-transition/?amp=1
4. Elon Musk ‘Not Sure’ his takeover bid for Twitter will be successful
Tesla boss Elon Musk has admitted he is “not sure” his takeover bid for social media firm Twitter will be successful.
He made the comments at a conference just hours after revealing that he had offered to buy the company for $54.20 a share, valuing the firm at $43bn.
Also on Thursday, Twitter’s chief executive told employees that the company was evaluating the approach. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/15/elon-musk-not-sure-his-takeover-bid-for-twitter-will-be-successful/?amp=1
5. Ever Forward refloated, will be inspected before returning to service
At 7:12 on Sunday morning, the Ever Forward was refloated after being stuck in the mud in Chesapeake Bay for more than a month. A high tide, along with a month’s worth of work – dredging around the ship and removing 505 containers – finally brought success to the effort.
6. Two ships hit by fatal fires in Asian waters
Explosions aboard two ships in Asian waters have left two crewmembers dead and nine others injured.
The 2000-built product tanker Chuang Yi exploded and caught fire in waters 300 km east of Hong Kong on Saturday while on its way to Taiwan. Thirteen crewmembers were aboard the vessel at the time of the incident. One person died and another six got injured. The remaining six crewmembers were unharmed. https://splash247.com/two-ships-hit-by-fatal-fire-in-asian-waters/
7. Salvage Team Frees Ever Forward Containership
After weeks of heavy salvage work in the Chesapeake Bay, the massive continership Ever Forward is free and underway.
The 334-meter-long Ever Forward has been stuck in the mud since March 13th after straying from the Craighill shipping channel as it departed the Port of Baltimore for Norfolk, Virginia, with a pilot on board. https://gcaptain.com/salvage-team-frees-ever-forward-containership/
8. US Court Holds Bankrupt Billionaire In Contempt For Hiding His Yacht Overseas
A $37 million wire transfer will serve as a substitute for a 150-foot luxury yacht tied to exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, saving him from the threat of jail time.
The boat, called Lady May, is currently undergoing maintenance off the coast of France, where it’s stuck until June at the earliest. That’s a problem for Guo: the businessman has been ordered by a New York judge to bring the vessel back to U.S. waters, where debt collectors can access it. https://gcaptain.com/us-court-holds-bankrupt-billionaire-in-contempt-for-hiding-his-yacht-overseas/
9. Irish Government urged to work with industry to create offshore wind jobs
The industry body wants the Minister to bring together industry, key state agencies and government departments to build an Irish renewable energy industry that would create thousands of jobs, revitalise coastal communities and sustainably grow the economy.
The call came at Wind Energy Ireland’s Annual Conference, where a new position paper, ‘Working Together: Building Ireland’s Offshore Industry,’ was published. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/irish-government-urged-to-work-with-industry-to-create-offshore-wind-jobs-70716
10. After Buying Cheap Russian Oil, India Is Now Setting Sights On Its Coal
India’s hunger for coal is growing. Even as the world shuns Russian goods, the Asian giant is setting its sights on Russian coal – after already buying up its discounted oil.
The European Commission last week proposed banning Russian coal as part of a new round of sanctions against Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.