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.
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.
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.
Hong Kong-based OOCL announced that its boxship giant ‘OOCL Hong Kong’ made its maiden call to the Port of Hong Kong on 25 July. The vessel is one of the world’s largest container ships with a carrying capacity of 21,413 TEU.
Hong Kong’s Marine Department published an accident report, according to which two fishermen were killed and four missing after their fishing vessel collided with a Hong Kong registered bulk carrier in the coastal sea of the Republic of Korea.
The Hong Kong Marine Department (MARDEP) informed of a fatal fall of a bosun onto the cargo hold bottom while onboard a general cargo ship. MARDEP noted a lack of compliance with safety procedures and unfamiliarity with entry into enclosed spaces.
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.
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.
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 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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