InterManager Daily News 27.10.2022.

1. Women seafarers experience onboard gender-based discrimination, harassment and bullying – a shocking maritime report reveals

An in-depth survey in the maritime industry revealed shocking figures in gender-based discrimination against women, onboard harassment and bullying. WISTA International, Anglo Eastern, International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) conducted a public online survey (timeframe to be added) designed to examine how female seafarers perceived “discrimination” and how it manifested onboard based on their personal experiences.

2. IMMERSEAV Virtual Environments a member of Prevention at Sea Group partners with the Faculty of Maritime Studies University of Rijeka

Prevention at Sea and the Faculty of Maritime Studies have entered into an important collaboration with respect to IMMERSEAV, the newly established company by P@S Group. IMMERSEAV is a VR experiential competency and cognitive profiling tool for seafarers and shipping professionals. It is a Virtual Reality system combining wireless VR headset and an online monitoring platform, immersing seafarers into realistic day to day ship operations.

3. Okeanis Eco Tankers Nissos Kea Incident

Okeanis Eco Tankers provided an update on one of the Company’s tankers, the Nissos Kea. In the afternoon of 21 October 2022, while the vessel had called for loading at the port of Ash Shihr in Yemen, there were two drone-driven explosions in close proximity. Neither explosion impacted the vessel. All crew is safe and unharmed. There was no damage to the vessel and no pollution.

4. South Korea government to increase R&D investment in shipbuilding sector

The government’s new projects in the sector include domestic development of LNG-fueled ship technologies. The investment will be made next year and additional investments will follow in developing carbon capture and storage for use in ships, rotor sails, and so on. A liquid hydrogen carrier prototype is scheduled to be built starting from 2024 and the carrier is expected to be put into commercial operation in 2029.

5. Wintershall Dea expands presence in Mexico with stake in offshore Hokchi Block

German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has signed an agreement with Hokchi Energy, the Mexican subsidiary of Pan American Energy, to acquire a 37% non-operating, participating interest in the Hokchi Block, with a conditional option to increase its participation to 40% at a later stage. With this acquisition, Wintershall Dea will become the second-largest interest holder in the Hokchi Block after operator Hokchi Energy.

6. Singapore eyes hydrogen in its 2050 net zero pathway

Singapore has set a new pathway to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions with hydrogen seen as a major energy source that could supply up to half of the country’s power needs by 2050. The city-state has tightened its national climate target and plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and peak its emissions before its previously stated deadline of 2030.

7. Maersk and MSC gear up for Abidjan terminal launch

Final preparations are underway for the operational and commercial launch of the Cote d’Ivoire container terminal (CIT) in the Port of Abidjan next month. A.P. Moller-Maersk’s 2,096 teu Safmarine Cameroun recently made its first call at the terminal, operated by a joint venture between Maersk’s APM Terminals and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC)’s Bolloré Ports.

8. US Dockworker Union Deal Will Take Months Says Seroka

“It’s not going to get solved in the next few weeks — it will probably take some several months and there is no hard deadline on this,” Executive Director Gene Seroka, whose port is the nation’s busiest, said in an interview at Bloomberg’s New York headquarters Monday. He added that his view doesn’t represent those of employers or the union negotiating on behalf of the workers.

9. NTSB Releases New York City Ferry Grounding Report

A software flaw combined with the captain’s failure to use back-up controls led to the grounding of a passenger ferry last year in New York City, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

The high-speed passenger ferry Commodore, owned and operated by Seastreak, was transiting northbound on the East River on June 5, 2021, when the catamaran lost primary steering and speed control to both of its port hull water jets and then grounded.

10. Saudi Arabia draws India’s Mundra port into a larger Gulf network

India’s Mundra port is set to connect with a large network of Gulf ports with Saudi Arabia as the hub. Mundra Port, India’s top container gateway, will connect King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam. Every fortnight the vessel “Green Ace”, with a carrying capacity of 1,740 TEUs will sail not only to Dammam in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, but also to other Gulf ports — Jebel Ali (UAE), Khalifa Bin Salman (Bahrain), Hamad (Qatar).


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