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Anti-pollution operation starts at SSL Kolkata

Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited, the operators of the container ship SSL Kolkata, informed that the vessel remains aground in soft mud some 7.5 nautical miles off the lndian Sunderbans, Kolkata, West Bengal. However, counter pollution response has started.

Ports in India record growth since April

For April until June 2018, nine ports – Kolkata including Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal (Kandla) Port have registered positive growth in traffic. The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port, with 11.93%.

South Asia LPG fined over anticompetitive conduct

The Competition Commission of India has issued order against South Asia LPG Company over ‘abuse of dominant position’ for terminalling services at Visakhapatnam Port. A penalty of USD 2.77 million has also been imposed on the company for indulging into the anticompetitive conduct. 

India urged to allow seafarers disembarkment at all ports

The Indian government has taken no steps to allow seafarers to disembark at ten key Indian ports due to lack of immigration officers stationed there, noted India’s Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers and Agents, urging the government to act on the issue.

Crack discovered on ‘SSL Kolkata’ container ship

During a salvage operation, an 18-member team noticed a crack on the upper deck of the container ship ‘SSL Kolkata’ that had caught fire on June 13, while underway off Sandheads, Bay of Bengal. This discovery changed the plans of the team as they decided to empty the ship of the containers and the fuel before towing it to a port.

BP: Global coal demand and production grew in 2017

After several years of free-fall, the coal market experienced a mini-revival last year, with both global consumption and production increasing. Consumption rose by 1%, with India recording the fastest growth. Production increased more strongly, driven by notable increases in Chinese and US output.

India sets 30 GW offshore wind target by 2030

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy unveiled medium and long-term targets for the country’s offshore wind energy of 5GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030, respectively, as part of overall efforts to boost national renewable energy sector. MNRE had notified National Offshore Wind Policy in October 2015.

Four-year study shows feasibility of India’s offshore wind

DNV GL unveiled the final reports in a study which demonstrates the commercial and technical feasibility of the offshore wind market In India. Co-funded by the European Union, GPCL and ReNew Power, the FOWIND project is intended to enable organisations to make future investments in the region.

Indian navy anchors burning vessel off Kolkata

Indian authorities have managed to drop an anchor from the  ill-fated general cargo vessel ‘SSL Kolkata’, which had been on fire in the last two days and abandoned by its 22 crew members on 14 June, off the Sagar Island at the mouth of the Ganges Delta.

Container ship suffers explosion and fire off Kolkata

A total of 22 crewmen were evacuated from the general cargo vessel ‘SSL Kolkata’, after the vessel suffered an explosion to one of its containers and a subsequent fire, while underway off Sandheads, Bay of Bengal, in the early hours of Thursday. There were no reports of oil pollution.

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