Hong Kong

Three dead as boat capsizes off Hong Kong airport

Three customs officers lost their lives as their boat capsized on January 21, in waters off Hong Kong International Airport. Two crew members survived the incident, however the cause of the accident is not yet known.

Wärtsilä donates the first Seabin in East Asia

According to a recent statement, Wärtsilä, the technology group, installed a Seabin at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club; the first Seabin to be donated in East Asia- bringing the Seabin Project’s floating rubbish bins around the world. The launch ceremony was held at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and attracted members of the Yacht Club as well as many others who were excited to see the innovative floating rubbish bin in action first-hand.

Genting Hong Kong starts construction of three LNG-powered ships

The Genting Hong Kong and its shipyard group, MV Werften are planning to build a new series of LNG-powered “Universal Class” cruise vessels, that would be able to host 2.000 passengers. The company goals to launch one of its new cruise ship until the beginning of 2022.

2019 Guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3

The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a shipping note to advise parties concerned on the 2019 Guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3 adopted at IMO’s 74th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74).

Taiwan fines ships for violating ECAs

Taiwan fined four ships NT$ 100,000 each, which is around USD$ 3,300, for violating the new emissions control area (ECA) regulations, according to local media citing a note from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

Chief officer dead after being struck by gangway

The Hong Kong Merchant Marine Department issued a marine information concerning an officer who was confirmed dead after being struck by the vessel’s gangway, after also denying medical treatment that the doctor proposed.

Lessons learned: Alcohol contributes to fatal fall onboard

The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a merchant shipping information note to urge for caution and share lessons learned from a recent fatal fall of a bosun from stairway onboard a Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier. The autopsy showed the bosun was drunk when he fell. 

Hong Kong informs on two security regulations

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) published two regulations; The first one covers the 2019 Yemen Regulation and the Repeal Regulation. The second one covers the  2019 CAR Regulation.

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