InterManager Daily News 13.01.2023.

1. Cyber-attack on ShipManager, a DNV software

DNV confirms its ShipManager software was victim of a cyber-attack on the evening of Saturday 7 January. DNV experts have shut down ShipManager’s IT servers in response to the incident. All users can still use the onboard, offline functionalities of the ShipManager software. 

At this point in time there are no indications that any other software or data by DNV is affected.

2. A.P. Moller – Maersk announces new executive leadership team

A.P. Moller – Maersk has announced a new organisational structure and a new executive leadership team. The changes are effective 1 February, 2023 and follow the appointment of Vincent Clerc as CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk effective 1 January, 2023.

3. Insurers end war-risk cover for shipping across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

The move comes as a result of reinsurers exiting the region in the face of heavy financial losses. However, Dryad Global believe that other war risk insurers will still be available to provide cover. Ship insurers are cancelling war-risk coverage across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus from January, leaving cargo and freight companies liable for major losses linked to the ongoing conflict.

4. Yemeni authorities plan to build a $130 million port

Bloomberg reports, citing Deputy Transport Minister Nasser al-Sharif, that Yemeni authorities intend to start building a port in the Qishn region, east of Al-Mahra province, within two months, at an estimated cost of $130 million. According to the agency, Al Sharif said the government this week approved a deal with Ajham Energy and Mining Company to build a port in the Arabian Sea in an area on the border with the Sultanate of Oman, which includes a 50-year concession.

5. Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill 2022: A Game-Changer For Shipping Industry Security?

The legislation will apply to India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which extends to 200 nautical miles from the coastline, and penalty for piracy includes the death sentence. The Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Indian parliament) passed the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, which aims to provide an effective legal tool to combat maritime piracy.

6. Siem Offshore OSCV secures more renewables work with Equinor

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has won additional work in the renewables sector for the 2013-built offshore subsea construction vessel (OSCV) Siem Barracuda. The deal with Norway’s Equinor will see the Cyprus-flagged ship fixed for seven months for operations on Hywind Tampen floating wind farm project.

7. Chile’s San Antonio container terminal set for capacity boost

Chile’s San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) last week received from China two super post-panamax ship-to-shore cranes and two electric rubber-tired gantry cranes, which will increase the terminal’s transfer capacity to 1.6m teu. The $23.5m investment in this equipment will enable the terminal to serve two super post-panamax ships simultaneously, something no other terminal in Chile is equipped to do, according to the company’s press release.

8. Inadequate Lookouts Led to Collision Between Superyacht and Tanker in the Bahamas

Two crews not maintaining proper lookouts led to the December 2021 collision between a superyacht and a tanker near Nassau, Bahamas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The collision resulted in the sinking of the tanker and nearly $7.9 million in damages.

9. Weeks Marine Acquired by Kiewit Corporation

New Jersey-based dredging and marine services specialist Weeks Marine has been acquired by Kiewit Corporation, a privately held construction company based in Omaha, Nebraska. The acquisition includes Weeks Marine subsidiaries Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., McNally International, Inc. and North American Aggregates. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

10. Quality of food onboard is a concern for seafarers, results from the Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI) Quarter 3 2022 show

Keeping healthy and fit on board is the focus for many seafarers who are conscious of their fitness levels while at sea. Reflecting this, a key issue reported this quarter by seafarers is a shortcoming in meeting basic needs, such as aproppriate catering levels and the offering of nutritional food on board. When asked to rate their levels of happiness of the food available onboard, seafarer satisfaction levels decline to 7.53 from 7.81 last quarter.


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