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Japan identifies illegal North Korean fuel ship-to-ship operation

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs identified another foreign vessel suspected of conducting illegal ship-to-ship transfers in cooperation with North Korean tankers, an action which Japan reported to the Security Council Committee (Panel of Experts) and shared information with related countries.

Monjasa supplies first VLSFO in Lome, Togo

Monjasa, the Danish bunker company has carried out its first ship-to-ship (STS) supply of the very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) in Lome, Togo. The operation was carried out on Monday, October 21, 2019 by the company’s tanker African Runner and involved the supply of a total of 200mts VLSFO, helping in the the IMO 2020 transition by making new low-sulphur marine fuel available throughout the West African region.

Nauticor conducts first STS LNG bunkering at Brunsbüttel

Hamburg-based Nauticor, conducted its first ever ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the Elbehafen Brunsbüttel, part of Brunsbüttel Ports, the first at a German port. The vessel bunkered LNG to DEME’s TSHD Scheldt River delivering a total of 300 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.

First SIMOPS LNG bunkering takes place in port of Helsinki

Nauticor-operated LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos conducted its first SIMOPS (simultaneous operations) LNG bunkering operation with the world’s first container ship retrofitted with an LNG engine, Wes Amelie, at the Vuosaari Harbour container terminal in the Port of Helsinki, Finland. 

Monjasa completes first STS supply of new VLSFO

Danish bunker company, Monjasa, announced that it completed its first ship-to-ship supply for the new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in light of the approaching IMO 2020 regulations. The operation was completed in Southampton, UK and included supply of VLSFO and MGO.

Tallink Grupp conducts its first cold ironing at Stockholm port

Tallink Grupp announced that it began using its shore power in order to provide electricity to two of its vessels, Silja Serenade and Silja Symhony, while they’re alongside in port, to decrease the environmental impact of the vessels and also mitigate air pollution in the Nordic capital cities the company’s vessels visit.

Notes on safe seafarer ship-to-ship transfer

Britannia P&I’s Loss Prevention team published an informational paper on the best way to transfer personnel from one ship to another. There’s a variety of ways to do so, but the most important thing is safety. Generally, the operations are all different as they hide different dangers, concerning the ‘product’ being transferred.

Petronas completes second STS LNG transfer

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS), through its subsidiary PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL), announced another successful completion of LNG break bulk ship-to-ship transfer, that was recently conducted in Brunei Bay. The STS transfers through Arctic and Polar Spirit vessels were conducted in 72 hours, manifesting a just-in-time (JIT) principle, driving the operational cost to the minimum level. 

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