InterManager Daily News 06.06.2023.

1. The Nautical Institute publishes updated Admiralty Manual of Seamanship. The Nautical Institute’s longstanding co-operation with Britain’s Royal Navy continues with the release this month of the latest edition of The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship.There have been concerns for some time in the maritime world that safety is being compromised through the loss of traditional seamanship skills. The 13th edition of this comprehensive work aims to redress the balance. It sets out sound seamanship principles and practices that have been developed over many years.
2. Keel Laying Ceremony held for the Pacific Island Supply Vessel on Geoje Island South Korea. The keel laying ceremony for hull number ASB – 1245 of the Pacific Island Supply Vessel was held at the premises of the Asia Shipbuilding close to the city of Geoje on Geoje Island, South Korea. The consortium of Asia Shipbuilding and the naval design company Kostec , has signed contract with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in last year´s July to deliver an innovative sailing cargo ship for the needs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
3. Ronald Spithout appointed as Managing Director of OneHealth by VIKAND Global healthcare specialist VIKAND has appointed Ronald Spithout as its Managing Director for VIKAND’s proactive total healthcare solution, called OneHealth, to support seafarers’ wellbeing.Mr. Spithout will combine his role at VIKAND with his duties at MariDISC, the company he started in 2022 and where he combines his over 30 years of experience in telecommunications with 20 years in digital applications of mobile satellite communications.
4. MOL Group is the first overseas partner of Hong Kong Government backed e-Smart Port Platform Prototype Project. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that MOL, along with its logistics group companies in Hong Kong, has been selected as the first overseas company to be a partner of the e-Smart Port Platform Prototype Project , a Hong Kong government initiative to develop Hong Kong’s logistics functions and port community integrative platform.
5. Unions strike again across US west coast ports The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents west coast terminal operators, said Friday that dockworkers were “staging concerted and disruptive work actions” that had stopped or severely disrupted operations stretching from terminals at southern California’s big container port complex at Los Angeles and Long Beach to Seattle with Oakland suffering the largest disruptions.
6. Taiwanese bulker banned from Australia The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Babuza Wisdom from Australian ports for 90 days over a “plethora of detainable deficiencies” it found on Well Shipmanagement & Maritime Consultant Co-operated vessel.The 2009-built Wisdom Marine-owned 19,000 dwt bulker was detained and lined up for an inspection in Geelong in May.
7. Egypt Tows Away Stranded Tanker In Suez Canal. An oil tanker that suffered engine failure in Egypt’s Suez Canal, briefly disrupting traffic in the vital waterway, has been towed away, the canal’s authority said on Sunday. The canal authority’s head, Osama Rabie, said in a statement that traffic in both directions had resumed as normal after tugboats managed to move the stranded tanker.
8. Greek Police Find 3.2 Mln Euros Of Cocaine In Banana Containers. Police in northern Greece have seized dozens of packages of cocaine stashed in containers laden with bananas that had been shipped from Latin America, they said on Saturday. Police seized two suspect containers at the port of Piraeus and, after taking them to the port of Thessaloniki, found 100 “bricks” of concealed cocaine, weighing 161 kilos.
9. Abandoned Russian Superyacht To Be Auctioned After Sanctions Lifted. The US Treasury removed an abandoned $120 million Russian superyacht from its sanctions list, clearing the way for the vessel to be auctioned to the highest bidder.The 267-foot Alfa Nero, replete with a baby grand piano and Miro painting, was ditched in Antigua’s Falmouth Harbor in March 2022 after Russian troops invaded Ukraine. Last year, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on Russian fertilizer billionaire Andrey Guryev, naming him as the owner of Alfa Nero, an allegation the magnate denies.
10. Maritime safety: new proposals to support clean and modern shipping. The Commission today presented five legislative proposals to modernise EU rules on maritime safety and prevent water pollution from ships. With 75% of the EU’s external trade being seaborne, maritime transport is not only the artery of a globalised economy, but also a lifeline for the EU’s islands, peripheral and remote maritime regions. Although maritime safety in EU waters is currently very high, with few fatalities and no recent major oil spills, more than 2,000 marine accidents and incidents are still reported every year.


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