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Keep informed with daily analysis and insight on safety and security issues affecting shipping. From piracy activities to the latest safety measures to casualties

Daily Briefing October 18 2021

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Daily Briefing Euronav

Fires at bulk terminals hinder coal shipments

Force majeure declarations at Richard’s Bay in South Africa and Vanino in Russia come at a time of surging coal demand amid an energy shortage

Dry Bulk Russian Federation

Kongsberg and ABS join forces on digitalisation

Shipping has seen much digital collaboration over the past 18 months, with this alliance being among the most significant. The aim is to achieve decarbonisation through digital solutions and transparency

ABS Technology and Innovation

Piracy and robbery incidents at sea at lowest since 1994

IMB reported 97 piracy and armed robbery incidents in the nine months to September, the lowest number of any year since 1994. Weather has been bad and more warships are plying the Gulf of Guinea

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

Maersk suspends crew after rape allegation involving cadet

Maersk has suspended five crew and amid allegations a US Merchant Marine Academy cadet was raped on a containership in 2019

United States Maersk Group

Shipping urged to stop making empty promises about mental health

Seafarer mental health has slipped off the radar as lockdowns are lifted around the world and business charts a new normal. However, calls to a support line have increased rather than decreased

International Crewing

Seafarer mental health is not just a pandemic panic

A psychotherapist working with seafarers fears they will be put back in their box when the chaos settles. This could be disastrous for shipping, because bad leadership is closely linked to poor vessel performance

Crewing Ship operations

Wirana moves towards greener ship recycling

The project will help shipowners to conveniently and responsibly recycle their marine assets in a safe and environmentally sound manner while ensuring that green ship recycling practices are followed

Singapore Ship Recycling

Anchor may have hit US pipeline months before spill, says coast guard

‘We’re fairly certain that there was one at least initiating incident that occurred several months to a year ago of an anchor-drag situation. We’re confident now that it was a large vessel,’ says US coast guard

North America United States

Bulk Shenzhen back in operation after repairs

The 2020 Bulkers vessel has been in Zhoushan port following the collision, according to Lloyd's List Intelligence data

Dry Bulk Casualty

Bulker crew replaced after drugs find

French authorities have found more than a tonne of cocaine stashed in the hold of a German-owned bulk carrier. Reports estimate the value of the drugs at about $92m

France Dry Bulk
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