The Maersk-owned Svitzer and the terminal operator Essar Oil did not properly assess the risk until the chief of staff died when he tried to board the 'Millgarth' according to a report by the British authorities. The 62-year-old chief engineer fell into the cold waters of the Mersey River at Liverpool on Jan 27, 2019, as he had loosened the tug from its moorings and tried to get back on board. His life jacket automatically inflated. and his colleagues on the ship were able to reach him from the side of the tug within five minutes. But they were unable to get him back on board as he had lost consciousness in the cold water. He was subsequently picked up by a lifeboat but had suffered cardiac arrest and could not be resuscitated. According to the British Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), the use of fenders at the Tranmere oil terminal to board tugs was normal practice, but extremely dangerous, especially in bad weather conditions. The lack of safe access to and from Svitzer's tugs at the Tranmere oil terminal has been known for at least 14 years prior to this accident and was subject at safety meetings and inspections many times before. Svitzer and Essar did not formally identify and evaluate the risks associated with access to and from non-moored tugs or discussed how these could be addressed. The report further found that the crew was not fully prepared to deal with the emergency and was unfamiliar with the use of the tug's rescue loop. A similar accident happened at the same site earlier this year - though without fatal outcome - but due to the similarities, the MAIB has chosen to issue an urgent security recommendation regarding safe access to and from the tugs.
$19,500, for 2 year trading, to NORDEN
Three South Korean brokerage firms, including Samsung Securities Co. Ltd., underwrote around 250 billion won ($208 million) of a subordinated debt on Abbot Point coal terminal in Australia in the second investment by South Korean institutions in the export terminal. Samsung and Hanwha Investment & Securities Co. Ltd. acquired 150 billion won of the five-year debt in aggregate for an expected yield of about 8%. They are selling them down to domestic institutional investors.
Carnival Cruise Line is to fully renovate and significantly expand Cruise Terminal F at Florida’s PortMiami to accommodate its Excel-class cruise ships, which will be the largest in its fleet and will be powered by LNG. Following approval from the Miami-Dade County Commission, Carnival has shared its plans to work with Miami-based design firm Berenblum Busch Architects to create a terminal with a simple and open layout. The terminal will be equipped with various technologies, such as facial recognition systems, to make the embarkation process quicker and safer. Terminal F is set to open in October 2022 to coincide with the arrival of Carnival’s second Excel-class ship (yet to be named) and is one of three dedicated to the line’s operations in Miami.
Indian authorities have entered into talks on the release of the 19 crew members who were kidnapped on Dec 3 from the 'Nave Constellation' off Nigeria. The Indian Foreign Service was in contact with the pirates. The father of the captain of the ship, who was among the kidnapped, has assisted the Foreign Service in the negotiations. The ship usually was underway with armed guards when it sails to Nigeria, but that was not the case this time..After the attack, the seven remaining crew members on the fully loaded tanker were asked to sail the ship to a safe place and moored off Bonny in pos. 02° 3.34' N 004° 24. The tanker had left the Bonny Offshore Terminal fully loaded with crude oil before the attack. It was the fourth time this year that pirates have been successful in launching an attack and capturing crew members in this position.
$24,000, for 18+6+6 months trading, to Trafigura
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract to supply Infraestructura Portuaria Mexicana (IPM) with two ship-to-shore (STS) and three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the IPM Altamira terminal. The order, which also includes Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions for the RTGs, was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q3 order intake with handover scheduled to be completed during Q1 of 2021. The IPM Altamira terminal is located on the Gulf of Mexico, in the state of Tamaulipas. The terminal’s current equipment fleet already includes one Kalmar STS crane, eight Kalmar RTGs and a variety of Kalmar mobile equipment such as terminal tractors and forklifts. The Kalmar STS cranes will be Super Post-Panamax size with an outreach of 21 container rows and have twin-lift capability with a capacity of 65 tonnes under the spreader.
ECOsubsea, the Norwegian cleantech firm with a unique hull cleaning technology has won contracts to clean in North European ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge thanks to the technology’s ability to remove all hull fouling from the water, the company said in its release. The technologically-advanced system has now been approved for use in the two North European ports following around 500 vessel cleanings in Southampton and Norway and its proven ability to meet strict environmental requirements. While hull cleaning is an important part of vessel efficiency it has become mired in controversy due to the high risk of invasive species being easily transferred across the oceans and becoming an environmental and economic hazard.
Sold via auction for $ 57.4m to Greek - Alpha Tankers, out of class, SS/DD/BWTS overdue
$35,000, for 1 year trading, to CHEVRON
Container lines Hapag Lloyd, ONE, YML, COSCO and OOCL will jointly run a new direct service from Visakha Container Terminal (VCT), the privately-run facility at State-owned Visakhapatnam Port Trust, to the Mediterranean and Europe, which will also bring connectivity with Africa and the America. The announcement strengthens Visakha Container Terminal’s rising stature as a regional container transshipment hub on the east coast, said shipping industry sources. “The commercial benefits offered by Visakhapatanam Port Trust makes the terminal even more attractive in the long run by being the gateway to the East for both northern and southern regions extending right up to Bangladesh and even Myanmar,” the terminal operator said. The terminal, majority owned by International Cargo Terminals & Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, is located centrally and strategically on the East Coast of India between Kolkata and Chennai. The facility handled over 0.45 million TEUs during FY19 and is on the verge of crossing the 0.5-million TEUs in FY20, aided by a 16 pre cent growth in traffic, complemented rail movement and also transshipment.
By the Southern Canal Dock in the inner port of Zeebrugge, a ceremony was held yesterday for the start of the construction of a new 1,071 meter quay wall, an extension of the existing Bastenaken quay. This quay wall is the final missing piece that will connect the Bastenaken quay with the reverse quay at the dock's end, where International Car Operators Zeebrugge is located. When this project is finished, the largest dock in het port of Zeebrugge will be completed.