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.
A total of five South Korean fishermen were released in Nigeria, over a month after they were kidnapped from their vessel Panofi Frontier in the Gulf of Guinea, South Korean officials informed.
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.
Amid the pandemic and the crew change crisis that has presented due to the travel bans, Greece announced that exempted seafarers from COVID-related travel restrictions, as local media reported.
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.
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.
Malaysian port authorities discovered 110 containers filled with illegally dumped toxic waste at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, as Bernama news agency reported.
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard recently received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register concerning its ammonia-powered design of a 50,000 dwt MR tanker.
Failure to adhere to crew change protocols must not be tolerated, said the ICS in a new message to the global shipping industry, Thursday. The updated statement comes in response to recent reports of crew arriving in Singapore with Covid-19 symptoms.
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.
Baltic Exchange: Maritime market highlights 14-18 Sept21/09/2020
- Green Shipping
Climate change needs global collaboration, says Singapore Transport Minister21/09/2020
AMSA extends validity of STCW seafarer certificates21/09/2020
New tool launched to automate ship-to-shore data transfer21/09/2020
- Maritime Health
Update Sept 21st: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus21/09/2020
Malmö Port opts for TradeLens blockchain platform21/09/2020
IMO discusses steps for 2021 potential remote audits21/09/2020
AMSA extends National Law certificates of competency amid pandemic21/09/2020
Career Paths: Jukka Merenluoto, ONE SEA - Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem18/09/2020
Career Paths: Paivi Haikkola, One Sea Ecosystem18/09/2020