Fatal Fall: Sandy Hook Pilot...

Fatal Fall: Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident August 6, 2020 by Mike Schuler PB New York. Photo courtesy Sandy...

Fatal Fall: Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident
posted on: Aug 8, 2020

Third phase agreement with Norway...

7 August 2020 Defres Facebook entry Third phase agreement with Norway to improve ship breaking industry in Bangladesh. Old...

Third phase agreement with Norway to improve ship breaking industry in Bangladesh
posted on: Aug 8, 2020

Beirut’s Accidental Cargo: How an...

Beirut’s Accidental Cargo: How an Unscheduled Port Visit Led to Disaster August 6, 2020 by Reuters Captain Boris Prokoshev and crew...

Beirut’s Accidental Cargo: How an Unscheduled Port Visit Led to Disaster
posted on: Aug 8, 2020

Ship orderbook shrinks to 17...

Ship orderbook shrinks to 17 year low as Covid-19 slows contracting in International Shipping News 07/08/2020 The total orderbook for dry...

Ship orderbook shrinks to 17 year low as Covid-19 slows contracting
posted on: Aug 7, 2020
Weekly Vessel Valuations Report, August 04 2020

Weekly Vessel Valuations Report, August 04 2020...

posted on: Aug 7, 2020

Weekly Vessel Valuations Report, August 04 2020 in Weekly Vessel Valuations Report 04/08/2020 Tanker:  Older VLCC values have softened. MR2 Eagle Melbourne (50,100 DWT, Apr 2011, Onomichi Dockyard) sold to European buyers for USD 16.00 mil, VV value USD 17.02 mil. Bulker:  Supramax and Handy values have softened. Capesize Pacific Oak (203,200 DWT, Oct 2005, Universal) sold to Seacon Shipping Group for USD 14.70 mil, VV value USD 15.07 mil – SS/DD Due. Panamax Faye (76,600 DWT, Jan 2010, Shin Kasado Dock) sold to Greek buyers for USD 12.75 mil, VV value USD 12.71 mil. Handy Ikan Jenahar (31,800 DWT, Mar 2010, Saiki) sold to Greek buyers for USD 8.00 mil, VV value USD 7.81 mil. Handy Global Innovator (28,200 DWT, Jan 2013, I-S) sold for USD 7.10 mil, VV value USD 8.62 mil – DD Due. Container:  Panamax values have...

বৈরুত বিস্ফোরণ: ৪ বাংলাদেশী নিহত, নৌবাহিনীর ২১ জনসহ ৭৮ প্রবাসী আহত

বৈরুত বিস্ফোরণ: ৪ বাংলাদেশী নিহত, নৌবাহিনীর ২১ জনসহ ৭৮ প্রবাসী আহত...

posted on: Aug 6, 2020

নয়া দিগন্ত অনলাইন  ০৫ আগস্ট ২০২০ বৈরুত বিস্ফোরণ – ছবি : সংগৃহীত লেবাননের রাজধানী বৈরুতে মঙ্গলবার ঘটে যাওয়া ভয়াবহ বিস্ফোরণের ঘটনায় চার বাংলাদেশী নিহত এবং নৌবাহিনীর ২১ সদস্য আহত হয়েছেন। হাসপাতালের সূত্রের বরাত দিয়ে নিহতে বিষয়টি নিশ্চিত করেছে বৈরুত থাকা বাংলাদেশ দূতাবাস এবং বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনীর ২১ জন সদস্য আহত হওয়ার বিষয়টি নিশ্চিত করেছে আন্তঃবাহিনী জনসংযোগ পরিদপ্তরের (আইএসপিআর)। দূতাবাস থেকে এ ঘটনায় আরো কোনো বাংলাদেশি হতাহত হওয়ার খবর জানতে পারলে তার হটলাইন নম্বর জানানোর আহ্বান জানিয়েছে। নৌবাহিনীর সদস্যরা জাতিসংঘ শান্তিরক্ষা কার্যক্রমে মেরিটাইম টাস্কফোর্সের অধীনে সেখানে দায়িত্ব পালন করছিলেন। আইএসপিআর বুধবার এক সংবাদ বিজ্ঞপ্তিতে জানিয়েছে, আহতদের মধ্যে হারুন-অর-রশিদ (সিনিয়র ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার) নামে একজনের অবস্থা আশঙ্কাজনক। তাকে আমেরিকান ইউনিভার্সিটি অব বৈরুত মেডিক্যাল সেন্টারে (এইউবিএমসি) ভর্তি করা হয়েছে। আহত অন্য সদস্যদের লেবাননে জাতিসংঘের অন্তর্বর্তীকালীন বাহিনীর (ইউনিফিল) তত্ত্বাবধানে প্রাথমিক চিকিৎসা শেষে হেলিকপ্টার ও অ্যাম্বুলেন্সে করে হামুদ হাসপাতালে ভর্তি করা হয়েছে। আহতরা সবাই বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনীর জাহাজ ‘বিজয়’-এর সদস্য। সার্বিক পরিস্থিতি নিবিড়ভাবে পর্যবেক্ষণ করছেন ও সর্বাত্মক সহযোগিতা...

চার সমুদ্রবন্দরকে তিন নম্বর সংকেত

চার সমুদ্রবন্দরকে তিন নম্বর সংকেত...

posted on: Aug 5, 2020

নয়া দিগন্ত অনলাইন ০৫ আগস্ট ২০২০ চার সমুদ্রবন্দরকে তিন নম্বর সংকেত – ছবি : সংগৃহীত চট্টগ্রাম, কক্সবাজার, মংলা এবং পায়রা সমুদ্রবন্দরকে তিন নম্বর স্থানীয় সতর্কতা সংকেত দেখিয়ে যেতে বলা হয়েছে। উত্তর বঙ্গোপসাগরে অবস্থানরত মাছ ধরার নৌকা ও ট্রলারসমূহকে পরবর্তী নির্দেশ না দেওয়া পর্যন্ত উপকূলের কাছাকাছি থেকে সাবধানে চলাচল করতে বলা হয়েছে। Ad by Valueimpression বুধবার আবহাওয়া অধিদফতরের ঝড় সতর্কীকরণ কেন্দ্রের এক বিজ্ঞপ্তিতে বলা হয়েছে, উত্তর বঙ্গোপসাগর ও তৎসংলগ্ন এলাকায় অবস্থানরত লঘুচাপটি বর্তমানে সুস্পষ্ট লঘুচাপ আকারে উত্তরপশ্চিম বঙ্গোপসাগর ও তৎসংলগ্ন উত্তর উড়িষ্যা-পশ্চিমবঙ্গ-বাংলাদেশ উপকূলীয় এলাকায় অবস্থান করছে। এর প্রভাবে এবং উত্তর বঙ্গোপসাগরে মৌসুমী বায়ু সক্রিয় থাকার কারণে, উত্তর বঙ্গোপসাগর ও তৎসংলগ্ন বাংলাদেশের উপকূলীয় এলাকা এবং সমুদ্রবন্দর সমূহের উপর দিয়ে ঝড়ো হাওয়া বয়ে যেতে পারে। এদিকে আজ দিবাগত রাত ১ টা পর্যন্ত দেশের অভ্যন্তরীণ নদীবন্দরসমূহের জন্য আবহাওয়ার পূর্বাভাসে বলা হয়েছে, রাজশাহী, পাবনা, কুষ্টিয়া, যশোর, খুলনা, ময়মনসিংহ, সিলেট, টাঙ্গাইল, ঢাকা, ফরিদপুর, মাদারীপুর, বরিশাল, পটুয়াখালী, নোয়াখালী, কুমিল্লা, চট্রগ্রাম এবং কক্সবাজার অঞ্চলসমূহের উপর দিয়ে দক্ষিণ/দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব দিক থেকে ঘন্টায়...

Norway to provide $1.5m to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh

Norway to provide $1.5m to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh...

posted on: Aug 2, 2020

he Daily Star August 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:05 PM, August 02, 2020 Norway to provide $1.5m to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh Photo: UNBUNB, Dhaka Norway has committed approximately US$1.5 million (14 million Norwegian Kroner) to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh. The third phase of an International Maritime Organisation (IMO)-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead, said the IMO. SENSREC Phase III will focus on improving ship recycling standards in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention and enhancing capacity building for the Government of Bangladesh on legislation and knowledge management. Specific technical assistance will be provided to the Government of Bangladesh to establish a facility for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes. There will also be a focus on evaluating the impact of Covid-19 on the ship recycling industry in Bangladesh The agreement between...

U.S. Economy Crushed by COVID-19 in Second Quarter

U.S. Economy Crushed by COVID-19 in Second Quarter...

posted on: Jul 31, 2020

July 30, 2020 by Reuters FILE PHOTO: A container ship arrives at Yusen Terminals (YTI) on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic shattered consumer and business spending, and a nascent recovery is under threat from a resurgence in new cases of coronavirus. The bulk of the deepest contraction in at least 73 years reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday occurred in April when activity almost ground to an abrupt halt after restaurants, bars and factories among others were shuttered in mid-March to slow the spread of coronavirus. More than five years of growth have been wiped out. With the recovery faltering, pressure is mounting for the White House and Congress...

Mission to Seafarers Reports “Seafarer Welfare Crisis” Due to COVID-19

Mission to Seafarers Reports “Seafarer Welfare Crisis” Due to COVID-19...

posted on: Jul 30, 2020

Mission to Seafarers Reports “Seafarer Welfare Crisis” Due to COVID-19 File image courtesy Mission to Seafarers By The Maritime Executive 07-29-2020 The Mission to Seafarers’ latest Seafarer Happiness Index survey shows growing levels of stress and unease amongst the seafaring community due to the COVID-19 crisis, the maritime charity reported Wednesday. An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 seafarers are stuck on board because of government policies that prohibit regular crew changes, and even those who are still within their normal contract periods are feeling the pressure, according to the survey.  “We are in the midst of a welfare crisis. While Q1 showed us how seafarers suffered as COVID-19 struck home and provided insight into the support that was needed, the Q2 report highlights the cost of inaction and the need for immediate solutions,” said Steven Jones, the founder of the index. “It is paramount that we see progress, with crew...

Bomb Blast Damages Offices of Greek Ship Management Company

Bomb Blast Damages Offices of Greek Ship Management Company...

posted on: Jul 30, 2020

Bomb Blast Damages Offices of Greek Ship Management Company 30 July 2020 Piraeus’ commercial waterfront (Maria Charitou / CC BY-ND 2.0) In the early hours of Wednesday morning, an explosive device detonated outside the offices of a ship management company along Piraeus’ waterfront.  Police did not name the shipping company, but a comparison of video footage of the blast site with aerial imaging suggests that the explosion occurred at 13 Leof. Al. Papanastiasiou, the offices of ship management firm Vita Management S.A. Other media outlets have also identified Vita as the firm affected.  The exterior of the building was heavily damaged by the explosion, but no injuries were reported. The local police force reported that there was no prior warning before the explosion. The device was assembled from gas canisters and a can of fuel, according to Ekathimerini, and the fuel failed to ignite.  CNN Greece reports that the blast...

Currents………

Currents………

posted on: Jul 29, 2020

Currents……… MCA restarts inspections The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) started a ‘phased return’ to survey and inspection activity in the UK on 20 July. Port State Control inspections, overseas survey work and the survey and audit of internationally trading vessels will remain under review. Oral exams, both deck and engineering, will be carried out remotely. Operators were asked to approach their classification society to make the necessary arrangements. MCA marine offices are taking bookings. BIMCO crew change clause BIMCO has released a Covid-19 crew change clause for time charters that allows vessels to divert from agreed routes to get seafarers home. The clause is designed to give shipowners the liberty to deviate for crew changes under tightly defined circumstances. It provides an option for charterers to contribute to crew change costs in recognition of the expense of making a Covid-related crew change. Ports jobs boost The UK Major...

Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio

Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio...

posted on: Jul 28, 2020

Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio July 28, 2020 by Mike Schuler The MV Wakashio aground off Point d’Ensy, Mauritius. Mauritius’ Minister of the Environment Kavi Ramano addressed parliament on the on-going response to the grounding of the MV Wakashio, on a reef off Pointe D’esny. Some highlights from Minister Ramano’s opening statement are below. The Wakashio was underway from China to Brazil when it ran aground around 7:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, July 25.The ship is not carrying any cargo, although it is reported to be carrying 3,894 tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil, 207 tonnes of diesel and 90 tonnes of lube oil, according to the Minister Ramano.Reports indicate the ship’s hull is undamaged. The engine room has flooded due to a ruptured hose.All crew members remain on board.No oil spill has been reported, although traces of hydrocarbons have been reported in algae over a stretch of about 300 meters. These...

Bangladesh to import 12% more HSFO in August on strong power demand

Bangladesh to import 12% more HSFO in August on strong power demand...

posted on: Jul 28, 2020

Bangladesh to import 12% more HSFO in August on strong power demand in Freight News 28/07/2020 Bangladesh will import 12% more high sulfur fuel oil in August than in July due to strong demand from its power sector, industry sources said recently. It expects to import around 280,000 mt in August, up from around 250,000 mt in July, as the country is coping with the ‘new normal’ during the coronavirus pandemic, president of Bangladesh’s Independent Power Producers’ Association, or BIPPA, Imran Karim told S&P Global Platts on July 23. Electricity demand has been increasing in Bangladesh — one of the major buyers of 180 CST HSFO from Singapore — with the easing of lockdown restrictions. It has almost doubled its HSFO import since June to around 220,000 mt/month, compared with 100,000 mt/month in April and May, as businesses resumed operations, albeit limited in scale, following the three-month long lockdown...

ILO issues a revised information note, Singapore MPA issues new requirements for crew change

ILO issues a revised information note, Singapore MPA issues new requirements for crew change...

posted on: Jul 28, 2020

ILO issues a revised information note, Singapore MPA issues new requirements for crew change in Marine Insurance P&I Club News 28/07/2020 Previously, the club had shared the ILO Information note on Maritime Labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19) which is available on the right. ILO has issued a revised version 2.0 including a joint statement of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention. The new information note reiterates the importance of seafarers and global trade in these difficult times and asks member states to recognize seafarers as ‘key workers’ to facilitate crew changes. The note also touches upon other key issues such as Force Majeure, seafarer contract extension and fatigue. The revised note is available for download on the right. Singapore MPA has released a new Port Marine circular (PMC) 31 of 2020. The new circular is a supplement to PMC 26 and 27 of...

“Crew change: Drastic measures needed now”

“Crew change: Drastic measures needed now”...

posted on: Jul 28, 2020

“Crew change: Drastic measures needed now” in International Shipping News 28/07/2020 INTERCARGO cannot even begin to contemplate the impacts if terminal and cargo operations were halted and cargo vessels stopped operations and trading, as a result of crew remaining on board for 12 to 17 months. This compromises the safety of crew, ships, and cargoes, if worldwide progress is not made on crew change. About 300,000 seafarers remain trapped on board their ships and a similar number are awaiting re-employment with financial hardship. Despite a universal campaign from all sectors of the shipping industry, INTERCARGO says that hundreds of thousands of seafarers still continue serving after completing their Seafarer Employment Agreement (SEA), and that many of them have now spent well over 12 months on board. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that bulk carriers on tramp trading call at many more ports than other shipping sectors do,...

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