Hong Kong

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.

Greek, Hong Kong shipowners reinstate commitment to 2020 sulphur cap

The Union of Greek Shipowners and the Hong Kong Shipowners Association met in Hong Kong to discuss the results of MEPC 74 and the ongoing issues, as well as how the industry can best contribute to successful developments. The two associations said that they remain fully committed to the UN IMO decisions.

Jinhui abandons second Chartworld deal over delivery delay

Hong Kong’s Jinhui Shipping and Transportation announced that they cancelled the purchase of the second of two Supramax bulkers, that they had ordered, as it was not delivered according to schedule. Although Aigeorgis was delivered to the shipping company on time, the purchase of Aifanourios was cancelled after it was not delivered by the May 31, 2019, deadline.

Lessons learned: Fatal fall of crew from tween deck onto cargo hold

The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a shipping information note to draw operators’ attention on lessons learned from a recent fatality onboard. When a Hong Kong registered general cargo ship was sailing at sea, the bosun of the vessel fell from tween deck onto the cargo hold bottom resulting in his death. 

China rejects US warning to avoid vessel carrying Iranian oil

China dismissed a warning issued by the US Department of State not to provide services to the tanker ‘Pacific Bravo’ carrying Iranian crude oil, noting that energy deals between the international community and the Middle East nation should be respected.

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