India

Six rescued, one missing after tug capsizes off Mumbai

Six people were rescued after a tugboat capsized, about 12 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast, India, on Monday. One man is still unaccounted for. The ‘Revti’ and its 8 crew were sailing in Tarapur, Palghar, when the incident occurred. 

Initiative to survey women in maritime in India launched

Ms.Sanjam Sahi Gupta, Director for Sitara Shipping Ltd, has launched a new initiative in light of the IMO’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme. The surveys aim to understand at what level women are employed in shipping, what roles have been assigned to them and what women-friendly policies have been put in place.

India will buy 12% less Iranian oil in April

Indian refiners are to lift 8 million barrels of Iranian oil in April, a decrease of 12% in comparison to March because the nation is under discussions with the US to renew the waiver from US sanctions against Tehran, Reuters reports.

Norway wealth fund’s watchdog to focus on Indian shipbreaking

The ethics watchdog of Norway’s $1-trillion sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, will focus this year on Indian shipbreaking, which is known for unsafe working practices putting lives at risk and polluting the environment. The fund’s Council of Ethics checks that companies the fund invests in meet these ethical standards.

Kamarajar Port LNG terminal welcomes first tanker

The newly constructed LNG terminal inside Kamarajar Port, Ennore in Chennai, India, welcomed its first tanker. Namely, the Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier ‘LNG/C Golar Snow’ was carrying the first consignment of 78,037m³ of LNG from Ras Laffan in Qatar for the commissioning of the terminal. The LNG market is expected to drive an increase in the number of tanker calls, in India.

Qatargas supplies commissioning LNG cargo to India’s Ennore terminal

Qatargas supplied a commissioning LNG cargo for India’s newest LNG receiving terminal, Ennore, near the southern Indian city of Chennai, on 25 February 2019. The Swiss commodity trader, Gunvor, delivered the LNG cargo onboard the vessel ‘Golar Snow’ to the state-owned Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).

Indian government engages in Human Rights at Sea debate

On 28 February 2019, the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) think-tank, with Indian Government engagement, held the inaugural national-level seminar on ‘Human Rights at Sea’ in Mumbai. This was the first time that a State has recognised and been engaged in the emerging ‘Human Rights at Sea’ concept and surrounding debate.

Fishing in India’s Coast is challenging due to warmer waters

Climate change has resulted to the warming of India’s coastal waters by more than a half a degree Celsius over the past 3 to 4 decades, fish populations are looking for cooler waters, making it difficult for fishermen to fish, according to Reuters.

Port operations continue as normal in Pakistan after tension with India

Tensions between India and Pakistan are rising after a militant attack which killed over 40 Indian troops in disputed Kashmir on 14 February 2019. As the North Club informs, port operations are continuing as normal, however any Indian ship calling at Pakistan may be considered as a concern under the current situation.

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