News Bulletin – 17 March 2018

1. Employees should know changes in ports sector: Indian Ports Association chairman

16 March 2018 : Ports employees should understand the changes happening in the sector, said Indian Ports Association chairman Sanjay Bhatia on Wednesday. He was delivering the keynote address at the trade union conference in connection with the national conference of the All India Port and Dock Workers Federation (AIPDWF) being held in the city. “Oil handling forms a major chunk of income of the Mumbai port. But since the automobile industry is set to undergo drastic changes with the arrival of electrically-powered vehicles, a fall in the income of ports which handle oil can be expected. The world is changing. We should accept it and change accordingly,” Bhatia said.

Read more at :newindianexpress.com

2. Cyber safety, security and autonomous shipping addressed with new Bureau Veritas notations and guidelines

1. Employees should know changes in ports sector: Indian Ports Association chairman

16 March 2018 : Bureau Veritas has developed a comprehensive approach to support shipowners in addressing maritime cyber risks. A new series of classification notations, guidelines and services enable owners to comply with regulatory requirements, safeguard their crews and protect their assets from both malfunction and malicious attack.

Read more at : shipinsight.com

3. MAERSK HONAM Mar 15 Update. Convert container ship into tanker container ship.

15 March 2018 : As of 0330 UTC Mar 15, MAERSK HONAM and 4-5 tugs engaged in salvage were in vicinity 12 50N 065 19E, some 650 nm off Mumbai India and Oman coast, destination yet unknown, but looking like to be Oman. Maybe India refused shelter for though dowsed, but still dangerous ship. What’s going in and around the ship, is unknown. All concerned are mostly concerned, as of now, about all the claims, disputes and losses, which are following such disasters.

Read more at : fleetmon.com

4. Shore-Based Jobs Big Opportunity for Women to Join Maritime

13 March 2018 :The shipping industry has long been male-dominated due to its characteristics of being physically demanding, dangerous, and requiring long periods away from home. Most cultures have traditionally protected women from such jobs, which led to a significant gap between the number of men and women in the maritime industry. Although things have changed when looking at the global industry, the maritime sector is still a comparatively dangerous one even in countries in which women are encouraged to play an active role in the workforce.

Read more at : worldmaritimenews.com

5. Container ship fire: Four missing crew members presumed dead

13 March 2018 : All four missing crew members, including an Indian national, of container liner ‘Maersk Honam’ are presumed dead in last week’s fire, taking the toll to five, Global shipping firm Maersk Line announced. The company said the remains of three unidentified crew members were discovered on board the vessel which continues to be on fire in the Arabian Sea.

Read more at :indiaseatradenews.com

6. India, France join hands for Indian Ocean security

12 March 2018 : India and France on Saturday joined hands in ensuring freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region. Both sides also announced a new phase of cooperation in space security focussed on the maritime domain and a fresh logistics agreement that will allow their defence forces to closely cooperate on mutually agreed operations. “Whether it is the environment, or maritime security, or marine resources, or the freedom of navigation and over flight, we are committed to strengthening our cooperation in all these areas. And therefore, today, we are releasing a Joint Strategic Vision for our cooperation in the Indian Ocean area,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announcing the initiative that will open up vast French maritime domain in the Indian Ocean region to India.

Read more at : thehindu.com

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