1. MCTC organised a beach cleaning on World Maritime’s Day
The shipping industry is set to come together for World Maritime Day with this year’s theme on New Technologies for a Greener Future. Our worldwide offices will be marking the occasion in different ways: our team in Cyprus, for instance, will be taking ‘cleaning of the environment’ into their own hands by organising a beach clean-up coordinated by the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/30/world-maritime-day-2/
2. Grow Maritime is launched as World Maritime Day focuses on greener shipping
As a subsidiary of Cyprus-based sustainability advisors ‘Grow Sustainability Consulting’ and the Greek shipping consultants ‘Alpha Marine Consulting’, Grow Maritime has the mission to assist shipping companies in improving their performance through the development and implementation of impactful ESG strategies. The company will be helping them add value to both the organisation itself and also the planet and society at large. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/30/grow-maritime-is-launched-as-world-maritime-day-focuses-on-greener-shipping/
3. ISSA pledges support for greener ship supply chain on World Maritime Day
ISSA, which represents ship suppliers across the globe, has placed a key focus on encouraging sustainability in the ship supply chain. The association’s member companies meet regularly to share best practices and discuss technological advancements. Ship suppliers around the world are working with their shipping clients throughout a variety of sectors to identify sustainable ship supply products and solutions to meet maritime requirements in a greener, cleaner way. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/30/issa-pledges-support-for-greener-ship-supply-chain-on-world-maritime-day/
4. UK Government renews its commitment to cleaner ships and cleaner seas on World Maritime Day
On World Maritime Day, the UK Government has reiterated its drive to be a world leader in creating cleaner, greener shipping. The UK’s Maritime 2050 strategy and the Clean Maritime Plan are at the forefront of all the work currently being carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/30/uk-government-renews-its-commitment-to-cleaner-ships-and-cleaner-seas-on-world-maritime-day/
5. Food poisoning kills 12 onboard COSCO bulker
Twelve crewmembers have died of suspected food poisoning onbord COSCO Shipping’s bulk carrier Wu Zhou 8 offshore Vietnam. The Chinese-flagged 76,000 dwt bulker requested emergency medical assistance after its crew of 21 suddenly fell ill about 63 miles to the southeast of Con Dao island, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
6. Seacon tanker spills oil after collision with fishing vessel off the Netherlands
A Chinese product tanker has spilled oil into the sea after colliding with a fishing vessel at an anchorage in Ijumuiden off the coast of the Netherlands early Thursday morning. The 2021-built Golden Daisy, operated by China’s Seacon Shipping Group, was hit byARM 18 Joris Senior at around 3.00 hrs local time, suffering an above-the-waterline gash in the wing tank area used to store mixtures of oil and water. https://splash247.com/seacon-tanker-spills-oil-after-collision-with-fishing-vessel-off-the-netherlands/
7. Pragmatic action on seafarer wellbeing crucial for a resilient shipping industry
An effective, practical wellbeing programme can retain skilled workers and attract new talent. Small investments now will help businesses through the great resignation and cost of living crisis, writes Sandra Welch, CEO of Seafarers Hospital Society. https://splash247.com/pragmatic-action-on-seafarer-wellbeing-crucial-for-a-resilient-shipping-industry/
8. Europe Bolsters Maritime Security After Pipeline Explosion
Norway’s armed forces stepped up patrols of the country’s energy facilities and NATO allies rushed to offer help, as the sabotage of key gas pipelines raised the stakes in Europe’s energy conflict with Russia.
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said Norway has accepted offers of assistance from Germany, France and the UK as it increases its presence around oil and gas installations in the North Sea. NATO is also using its naval and air capabilities to monitor the Baltic and North Seas. https://gcaptain.com/europe-bolsters-maritime-security-pipeline-explosion/
9. North Korea Fires Missiles During US Navy Joint Exercise
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast on Saturday, hours before South Korea staged a large military show, displaying stealth fighters and its own missiles. Pyongyang’s fourth launch in a week comes amid a flurry of military muscle-flexing by countries in the region, including joint anti-submarine exercises on Friday by the navies of South Korea, the United States and Japan. https://gcaptain.com/north-korea-fires-missiles-during-us-navy-joint-exercise/
10. Baltic index falls on lower capesize demand
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index (.BADI), tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, extended its decline for the fourth straight session on Thursday, pressured by falling demand for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, fell 42 points, or about 2.3%, to 1,757.