How to achieve Wellness at...

How to achieve Wellness at Sea – SAFETY4SEA Mental health and wellbeing are issues playing out regardless of whether...

How to achieve Wellness at Sea
posted on: Jun 24, 2019

Huawei Marine pushing ahead in...

Asia Times | Huawei Marine pushing ahead in SE Asia | Article Despite US pressure, Huawei Marine Systems has grown...

Huawei Marine pushing ahead in SE Asia
posted on: Jun 24, 2019

Shipping CSR500 Survey: How industry...

Shipping CSR500 Survey: How industry embraces CSR principles – SAFETY4SEA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as the process...

Shipping CSR500 Survey: How industry embraces CSR principles
posted on: Jun 24, 2019

Threats To Maritime Trade Beginning...

Threats To Maritime Trade Beginning To Come True June 24, 2019 Shabbir H. Kazmi Three weeks ago I wrote...

Threats To Maritime Trade Beginning To Come True
posted on: Jun 24, 2019
Testing times in the Gulf of Oman

Testing times in the Gulf of Oman

posted on: Jun 23, 2019

Testing times in the Gulf of Oman in International Shipping News 22/06/2019 Little over a month after four tankers were damaged by explosions in the Middle East’s Gulf of Oman, another two tankers have been rocked by blasts in the same area. Last week, on 13 June, the methanol-carrying, Panama-listed Kokuka Courageous and the naptha-carrying, Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair were both travelling south-eastwards through international waters — having gone through the strategically-important Strait of Hormuz — when damaging explosions took place. Back on 12 May, four oil tankers — the Saudi-flagged Amjad and Al Marzoqah, the Norwegian-flagged Andrea Victory and the Emirati-flagged A Michel — had been attacked near the strait while at anchor off the UAE’s Port of Fujairah, with the blasts blowing holes in the hulls of the vessels. While early findings concerning the May explosions demonstrated a great likelihood of four limpet mines having been used...

The world’s largest shipping firm has altered its route through the Strait of Hormuz amid rising tensions

The world’s largest shipping firm has altered its route through the Strait of Hormuz amid rising tensions...

posted on: Jun 23, 2019

The world’s largest shipping firm has altered its route through the Strait of Hormuz amid rising tensions in International Shipping News 22/06/2019 A.P. Moller-Maersk has changed the route its ships sail through the world’s busiest transit lane for seaborne oil shipments, citing safety concerns amid a rapid series of escalations between the U.S. and Iran. A surface-to-air missile shot down a U.S. military drone in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. official told NBC News Thursday morning. The reported drone downing has exacerbated fears that a major military confrontation could soon erupt between Washington and Tehran. When asked what steps A.P. Moller-Maersk had taken to protect its assets after the latest flare-up in tensions, the chief operating officer of the world’s largest shipping company said the safety of its workforce would be the top priority. “We are protecting our assets but, first and foremost, we are...

Ship Owners Need to Develop Quick Thinking in Dealing Ships

Ship Owners Need to Develop Quick Thinking in Dealing Ships...

posted on: Jun 23, 2019

in Hellenic Shipping News 22/06/2019 As with everything these days, the ability to quickly decipher and react to the flood of daily information received can make or break a company, even more so a shipping company. Shipbroker Intermodal said in its latest report, that a ship owner needs to be constantly on alert and ready to pounce on the S&P market in order to remain successful. Intermodal said that ““we are here for the long run.” This is statement that we hear more and more often these days from shipowners, managers and operators. A few years ago the fundamentals of the industry provided asset play opportunities. Selling a ship with profit did not really require much thought. The market was there to pay for it. These days things are not so simple”. Timos Papadimitriou, Intermodal’s SnP Broker said that “in my previous insight the conclusion drawn was that SnP...

MSC’s Preferential Customs Status Suspended Over Cocaine Bust

MSC’s Preferential Customs Status Suspended Over Cocaine Bust...

posted on: Jun 23, 2019

MSC Gayane (file image courtesy Hafen Hamburg) By The Maritime Executive 2019-06-21 Number-two ocean carrier MSC has had its preferential American customs inspection status temporarily suspended after the record-setting $1 billion cocaine seizure aboard the container ship MSC Gayane earlier this week. The interdiction was the second large drug bust involving an MSC boxship this year.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has temporarily suspended MSC’s voluntary participation in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program over the two seizures. The move may mean more inspections for containers arriving from Central and South America, according to MSC, but the carrier says that it does not expect any significant disruption to its operations due to the suspension, and it will have no impact on its access to the American market. “We are actively seeking to assure the authorities that our certification can be reinstated as soon as possible,” MSC said in a...

OCIMF MEG 4 Review: Mooring lines issues in the spotlight

OCIMF MEG 4 Review: Mooring lines issues in the spotlight...

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

OCIMF MEG 4 Review: Mooring lines issues in the spotlight – SAFETY4SEA Above image is used for illustration purposes only / Credit: Shutterstock Vessels use mooring lines in order to be secured next to dock, pier or terminal. The lines may be ropes, wires, or combination (ropes with tails or wire with tails). The minimum size and number of required lines for a vessel are determined by the Classification society during construction and follow the existing guidance by IMO (MSC/Circ.1175 –currently under review) IACS Recommendation 10 etc., in order to comply with SOLAS II requirements for safe mooring. Maritime Knowledge | 26/11/18 OCIMF MEG4 released Additionally for Tankers, OCIMF has provided Mooring Equipment Guidelines, summarizing the concerns and requirements of major oil companies on safe mooring. In summer 2018, OCIMF revised the guidance for Mooring Equipment with the 4th issue of Mooring Equipment Guidelines. New definitions have been issued...

Responsible ship recycling starts with getting the IHM prepared

Responsible ship recycling starts with getting the IHM prepared...

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

Responsible ship recycling starts with getting the IHM prepared – SAFETY4SEA Above image is used for illustration purposes only Mr. Henning Gramann, CEO at GSR Services GmbH, talks about latest developments concerning ship breaking, highlighting that proper planning and assistance by experts is required for the preparation of an Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM), as required by HKC and EU-SRR.  IHMs are technical files which potentially create huge risks for the owners if prepared by unexperienced “experts”; thus Mr. Gramann urges shipowners to be wary of the quality of their IHMs if they would like to avoid being in the headlines due to an accident occurs during recycling on one of their formerly owned ships! Gramann Henning | Ship Recycling | 26/09/18 HKC has not entered into force yet, even though some more ratifications can be expected in near future, and as such it legally doesn´t exist. However, it...

RMI Remains On Paris MoU White List

RMI Remains On Paris MoU White List

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

RMI Remains On Paris MoU White List in International Shipping News 21/06/2019 The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) remains on the white list for Paris MoU for 2019. Paris MoU Committee published the 2018 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs) at its 52nd meeting last month. RMI has been recognized by the Paris MoU since 1999. Click to the image to review the full rankings for the 2019 Paris MoU. Source: International...

Demolition Market Looking for Direction By Potential Duties Levied on Ship Breaking Activity

Demolition Market Looking for Direction By Potential Duties Levied on Ship Breaking Activity...

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

Demolition Market Looking for Direction By Potential Duties Levied on Ship Breaking Activity in Hellenic Shipping News 21/06/2019 A renewed sense of sentiment direction could emerge over the course of the next few days, after the latest developments, with regards to the latest budgetary impact on the shipbreaking industry in Southeast Asia and more specifically Bangladesh. According to its latest weekly note, GMS, the world’s leading cash buyer said that “the much anticipated Bangladeshi budget was announced on the 13th of June and at the time of writing, local pundits were still combing through the fine print to see if any of the anticipated hikes on taxes / duties had indeed been levied upon the industry. Certain end Buyers have been playing scare tactics in the lead up to the budget, warning that prices could fall by as much as USD 50/LDT, in the event punitive taxes were imposed...

Four More Charged in Record-Setting Port of Philadelphia Drug Bust

Four More Charged in Record-Setting Port of Philadelphia Drug Bust...

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

Four More Charged in Record-Setting Port of Philadelphia Drug Bust MSC Gayane (file image) By The Maritime Executive 2019-06-20 Four more crewmembers of the container ship MSC Gayane have been charged in connection with the discovery of 15.5 tonnes of cocaine on board. Federal agents found the record-breaking haul in seven containers aboard the vessel during an inspection at the Port of Philadelphia.  Two individuals, second officer Ivan Durasevic and seafarer Fonofaavae Tiasaga, have already pleaded guilty. Charging documents for Durasevic indicate that prosecutors have reason to believe that the chief officer and the ship’s electrician were also involved in the scheme.  The second indictment is sealed, but a federal source confirmed to local media that four more mariners – identified as Bosco Markovic, 37, Alekandar Kavaja, 25, Nenad Ilic, 39, and Laauli Pulu, 32 – have also been charged. Additional information about their roles aboard the ship was not released. ...

U.S. Admiral: China’s PLA Uses “Irresponsible” Tactics in Djibouti

U.S. Admiral: China’s PLA Uses “Irresponsible” Tactics in Djibouti...

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

U.S. Admiral: China’s PLA Uses “Irresponsible” Tactics in Djibouti Chinese forces on a maritime security patrol at the port of Djibouti (File image courtesy PLA) By The Maritime Executive 2019-06-20 Seven foreign nations maintain a military presence in the small nation of Djibouti, which is located adjacent to the strategic Strait of Bab el-Mandeb. Five have permanent military bases, including France, Japan, Italy, the United States and – most recently – China. The Chinese government has constructed a well-fortified naval station at the port of Doraleh, just six miles from the largest American base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier. Last week, a high-ranking American officer accused China’s military forces of “irresponsible actions” at the new PLA Navy station, including interference with American drones and aircraft.  Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, the head of intelligence for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), told journalists last week that Chinese personnel have tried to prevent flyovers...

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Navy Surveillance Drone

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Navy Surveillance Drone

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Navy Surveillance Drone U.S. Navy RQ-4 (file image courtesy USN / Northrop Grumman) By The Maritime Executive 2019-06-20 Early Thursday morning, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down a U.S. Navy surveillance drone near the Strait of Hormuz with a surface-to-air missile. American and Iranian accounts of the incident differ: the IRGC claims that the drone was flying over the Iranian coastal district of Kouhmobarak, adjacent to the strait, while the Navy asserts that it was operating in international airspace. “Shooting down the American spy drone had a clear, decisive, firm and accurate message,” said IRGC commander Hossein Salami in a statement to state-owned media. “The message is that the guardians of the borders of Islamic Iran will decisively respond to the violation of any stranger to this land. The only solution for the enemies is to respect the territorial integrity and national interests...

Middle East crude shipping costs surge on higher freight rates and insurance premiums

Middle East crude shipping costs surge on higher freight rates and insurance premiums...

posted on: Jun 21, 2019

Middle East crude shipping costs surge on higher freight rates and insurance premiums :: Lloyd’s List Amid escalating tension and an expanded US and UK military naval presence, using armed guards to protect ships could be too risky in a powder keg environment in which a misunderstanding with another vessel might cause an unnecessary flare-up, maritime analysts and companies contacted by Lloyd’s List have said 20 Jun 2019 Michelle Wiese Bockmann Freight rates for modern tanker tonnage have soared almost 40% in the first market test for modern, very large crude carriers loading Middle East crude since last week’s attacks in the Gulf of Oman  Source: Frontline War risk premiums have risen tenfold following the mystery explosions on two tankers, one of which was the Frontline-owned Front Altair. OIL companies face higher premiums to ship Middle East crude as freight rates surge and new charter agreements add hefty marine...

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