Update Sept 21st: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 935,000 while confirmed cases exceed 29,500,000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread all over the world, with the US accounting for the most deaths. Also, Europe, South America and India top the list with the regions affected significantly.

Major shipping players join hydrogen initiative

French shipping major CMA CGM, technology giant Microsoft, Japanese player NYK Line and the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, are among the 11 new members to have joined The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to enable the global energy transition through hydrogen.

Fire engulfs passenger ship off Cebu, Philippines

A total of 45 crew members were evacuated from the passenger ship MV Filipinas Dinagat, after a fire erupted onboard while the vessel was about 5.5 nm east off Binongkalan Point, Cebu, in the morning of 23 July 2020, the Philippine Coast Guard informed.

MCIB investigation: Double grounding leads to fishing vessel sinking

Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on the grounding and sinking of the fishing vessel ‘FV Dillon Owen’ in Ardglass Harbour, in October 2019. The report identified several safety issues, including lack of a formal passage plan, failure to observe the harbour’s navigation aids and the watchkeeper’s loss of spatial awareness. 

Italy boosts autonomous ship development

Puglia Region, recently gave its approval for the “Marin” (Remote integrated naval environmental monitoring) initiative, with a total investment of over € 6 million on three years duration.

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