The UK P&I Club’s correspondents in Brazil, Representacoes Proinde Ltda, issued a Practical Guidance entitled Loading Soya Beans in Brazil, highlighting the risks arising and what to be aware of during the operations.
Following two years of dredging works in the Port of Rio Grande, Brazil informed that the port is now able to receive ships up to 366 metres in length.
Following pandemic-related delays, the 71-metre-long ferry boat Agenor Gordilho and the offshore tug Vega were deliberately sunk on Saturday to create an artificial reef off Brazil.
The Brazilian Navy established a commission to monitor the sea pollution by oil and other pollutants. The commission was created due to the need to tackle future oil spill incidents.
Port Authority of Santos, Brazil issued new regulations concerning the berthing and mooring of the vessels, which are valid from 26th of August 2020.
Golar Power will develop the first LNG terminal in the North of Brazil. The project will enable the supply of LNG to Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte refinery plant.
Following the COVID-19 crisis, Brazil, in addition to the rest of the countries globally, issued updates concerning North and Northeast ports and crew change proceedings.
Following the giant VLOC “Stella Banner’s” grounding on February 24, the 300.000 DWT vessel was intentionally sunk on Friday approximately 150km from Maranhão.
Salvors in Brazil managed to refloat Stellar Banner over three months after the VLOC ran aground. The ship has now been towed 60 miles off the coast of Maranhão, to undergo inspections.
Equinor and Perenco are among at least five oil producers that have reported COVID-19 cases among employees or contractors at facilities off Brazil.
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