InterManager Daily News 30.11.2022.

1. InterManager welcomed IMO commitment to address enclosed space risks

InterManager has welcomed a commitment by the International Maritime Organization to review guidance governing safe working in enclosed spaces onboard ships. Heralding the move as a significant step forward in crew safety, the association says it will work with the IMO, Flag States, and other maritime partners to ensure that lessons are learned from the many fatalities which have occurred in enclosed spaces and also, new legislation is workable and effective.

2. Al Masaood Energy Columbia Group and Fameline Holding Group signed wide ranging cooperation agreement for energy logistics performance optimisation and maritime supply services

Al Masaood Energy, one of the first established oil and gas suppliers and contractors based in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with the Columbia Group and Fameline Holding Group to explore opportunities in the industrial and maritime sector.

3. Promotion of Cyprus Shipping in Hamburg

The Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilis Demetriades, left today for Hamburg where he will make a series of contacts with executives of shipping companies and financial institutions based there. During the meetings, Mr. Demetriades will present the advantages of Cyprus shipping and Cyprus in general as a shipping center with the aim of creating conditions for attracting new shipping companies to Cyprus and registering ships in the Cypriot registry.

4. Marlow Navigation wins “Safety At Sea Award”

Marlow Navigation has won the “Safety at Sea Award” at Crew Connect Global 2022, presented during last night’s ceremony in Manila. The award category is in recognition of a company, individual or team who have implemented significant technical, procedural, or operational improvements leading to reduction of risk to human life at sea.

5. Collaboration is key to achieving a sustainable marine supply chain according to panellists at GenPro’s Blue Day 2022: Ocean Circular Economy discussion

Maritime and Commercial procurement company GenPro continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability with its Blue Day 2022: Ocean Circular Economy – Reducing the Environmental Footprint of the Marine Supply Chain panel discussion which took place on the 18th November 2022 in Limassol, Cyprus.

6. Violent protests against Adani’s Kerala port project

At least 150 people were injured and over 3,000 booked Monday after a violent protest against the construction of a port in the southern Indian state of Kerala by Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani. The incident took place in the town of Vizhinjam, where the fishermen community with the support of the Latin Catholic diocese has been protesting against the Adani Group’s $900m port project.

7. MSC takes delivery of first branded aircraft

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has taken delivery of its first MSC-branded aircraft, built by Boeing and operated by Atlas Air. The B777-200 freighter will fly on routes between China, the US, Mexico and Europe. Jannie Davel, senior vice president air cargo at MSC, said: “Our customers need the option of air solutions, which is why we’re integrating this transportation mode to complement our extensive maritime and land cargo operations. The delivery of this first aircraft marks the start of our long-term investment in air cargo.”

8. Baltic Hub adding third terminal at Gdańsk port

Baltic Hub (formerly known as DCT Gdańsk), operator of the largest container terminal in the Baltic Sea, has kicked off construction of its third deep-water terminal (T3). The project is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2025.

9. ‘Paper Captain’ Operator Faces Stiffer Penalty for Repeat Offenses

The operator of a Washington State-based tuna fishing vessel who was found to have used a “paper captain” in violation Jones Act manning requirements is facing a heftier fine after a review discovered they are repeat offenders.

10. Thanksgiving Miracle: Carnival Passenger Rescued Several Hours After Falling Overboard in the Gulf of Mexico

A passenger on a Carnival cruise ship is lucky to be alive after falling overboard and spending more than 15 hours treading water in the Gulf of Mexico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the Carnival Valor at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day reporting a missing passenger aboard the cruise ship, prompting the launch of several rescue crews to begin searching.


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