InterManager Daily News 04.10.2022.

1. Maritime industry unites to call for earmarking of ETS revenues

European shipowners, ports, the cruise sector, shipyards and equipment manufacturers, fuel suppliers, shippers, forwarders and port operators join forces and call on the Member States and the European Parliament to earmark the revenues generated from the inclusion of the shipping sector in the EU ETS for the maritime sector.

2. Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches “Economic Impact Study on the Belgian shipping cluster”

The report covers the entire Belgian shipping cluster, notably the sub-sectors of Merchant Shipping, Towage and Hydraulic Engineering/Dredging.

“The study was initially launched more than twenty years ago to better understand which policy measures could be undertaken to address the challenges facing Belgian shipping then,” stated Wilfried Lemmens, RBSA’s Managing Director.

3. Deadline set to remove bulker wreck off Gibraltar

Gibraltar authorities have given salvors until the end of May next year to remove the wreck of the OS 35, a bulk carrier involved in a collision five weeks ago, now lying off the coast of the British territory. The ship has come to rest on the seabed some 700 metres from the shore, and is almost broken in two. Most fuel has been taken off the ship, while its cargoes of steel bars will need to be offloaded as the wreckage removal gets underway.

4. Halifax and Hamburg collaborate on green transatlantic corridor

The Halifax Port Authority and Hamburg Port Authority will work together to decarbonise the shipping corridor between Halifax, on Canada’s east coast, and Hamburg, along Germany’s northwest coast. The two port authorities signed a memorandum of understanding on September 29.

5. Navigator strikes $233m vessel acquisition deal with Greater Bay Gas

New York-listed handysize gas carrier owner and operator Navigator Holding is setting up a joint venture with its Chinese partner Greater Bay Gas to acquire five ethylene vessels over the next fifteen months. The joint venture, owned 60% by Navigator and 40% by Greater Bay Gas, plans to buy two 17,000 cu m and three 22,000 cu m ships built in 2018 and 2019 respectively from Equator Fund, the parent company of Greater Bay Gas, for around $233m.

6. Prosafe bags UK North Sea flotel extension

Offshore accommodation vessel specialist Prosafe has secured a contract extension for its 2015-built Safe Boreas in the North Sea. The Oslo-listed owner and operator of semisub flotel units said its unnamed client had exercised the first of two 15-day options, with the vessel chartered to provide gangway-connected operations to support a platform shutdown.

7. Britain To Acquire Two Specialist Ships To Protect Underwater Infrastructure

Britain will acquire two specialist ships to protect underwater infrastructure such as cables and pipelines, defense minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday, following leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe. European countries say the Nord Stream pipelines were damaged by “sabotage” but have stopped short of blaming Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed Western countries.

8. Hurricane Ian Dumped Raw Sewage Into Florida Waterways

Such discharges can carry bacteria like E. coli, parasites and viruses that can make humans sick. Nutrients contained in human waste such as phosphorous and nitrogen can also lead to red tides — concentrations of toxic algae — and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms in ocean waters, which can kill fish and other wildlife. Recent years have seen severe red tides off Florida’s Gulf Coast.

9. ITS 2022 news: training improves safety, reduces incidents

Tug owners, technology providers and consultants described ways to improve seafarer training at the 26th International Tug & Salvage Convention, Exhibition & Awards 2022 conference, held in association with Caterpillar, 30 September, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Crew training and simulation technologies were debated in Session 8, on the third day of the conference with an intensive debate between the panel and delegates.

10. World Maritime Day Message Must Extend Beyond the Boundaries of Shipping, says INTERCARGO

Never has the theme of this year’s World Maritime Day – ‘New technologies for greener shipping’ – been so in tune with the focus of the ship owning community, says INTERCARGO. The future is uncertain. But one certainty we do have is that reducing emissions is, and will continue to be, the single most important global issue we face. In 2022, more than at any other time, we need to ensure that the messages coming out of World Maritime Day extend beyond the boundaries of the shipping industry, and that our shipowners,

operators and seafarers receive the support they need to play their part in the greener future to which we all aspire.


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