Freighter bound for Iran interrupted voyage after grounding, Volga

General cargo ship OMSKIY-207 ran aground on Sep 20 on 2827 kilometer mark, river Volga, while proceeding downstream en route from Kamyshin port, Volga, to Iran, with 2999 tons of grain on board. The ship was refloated same day or on Sep 21, resumed moving, but after passing Astrakhan was turned...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/09/22/freighter-bound-for-iran-interrupted-voyage-after-grounding-volga/

Freighter bound for Turkey ran aground, Azov sea

General cargo ship SORMOVSKIY 48 is aground since around 0500 Moscow time Sep 21 on Azov – Don Sea Channel west of Don river estuary, Azov sea. The ship loaded with 3202 tons of wheat is en route from Azov port to Samsun, Turkey. MRCC Moscow reported grounding only today Sep 22, adding that a tug was sent to refloat freighter, but as of 1400 Moscow time Sep 22, no tug is around yet.
General cargo ship SORMOVSKIY 48, IMO 8226428, dwt 3346, built 1983, flag S-Kitts, manager IS-BIR DENIZCILIK,...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/09/22/freighter-bound-for-turkey-ran-aground-azov-sea/

Unplanned deployment of free fall lifeboat alongside vessel

As IMCA informed, there was an unplanned deployment of a free fall lifeboat (FFB) on a vessel alongside, which no one noticed.  There were no witnesses to the incident, but a crew member noticed the boat in the water and investigation began.

The incident

A crew member saw the boat in the water and tge investigation began. It was found that the release hook was still in the locked position and safety pin was in position.

Also, the master link in the hook was in good condition. It was not understood...

https://safety4sea.com/unplanned-deployment-of-free-fall-lifeboat-alongside-vessel/

Main engine reduced to idle speed after control module failure

IMCA informed of an offshore support vessel (OSV) that was underway and received the error message , after a sudden drop of starboard main engine RPM was observed.

The incident

An offshore support vessel (OSV) was underway to field loaded with cargo when a sudden drop of starboard main engine RPM was noted.

The main engine dialog screen gave the error message . The engineers informed the bridge immediately. Investigation began, while the onshore office and the client were also informed.

It was...

https://safety4sea.com/main-engine-reduced-to-idle-speed-after-control-module-failure/

How to survive in the automation skills market 

Work landscape is shifting from human-centric to machine-centric in almos every industry, as long as disruptive technologies are changing the world. Are robots, therefore, poised to replace workers in 2020 and beyond? And if yes, which is the skillset needed to take advantage of that shifting landscape of work?

According to a recent PwC research, new technologies threaten around 40% of existing US jobs, and two-thirds of jobs in the developing world.

8 Skills to survive the automation skills...

https://safety4sea.com/cm-how-to-survive-in-the-automation-skills-market/

Πώς θα προετοιμαστείτε έγκαιρα για τα νέα καύσιμα;

Το Διεθνές Ναυτικό Επιμελητήριο (ΙCS) ενόψει sulphur cap παρέχει οδηγίες προκειμένου να διασφαλιστεί η συμμόρφωση των ναυτιλιακών εταιρειών με τα αυστηρά διεθνή περιβαλλοντικά πρότυπα.

Ο οδηγός ‘Provisional Guidance to Shipping Companies and Crews on Preparing for Compliance with the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap’ διατίθεται δωρεάν στο site του ICS για όσους ενδιαφέρονται να προετοιμαστούν έγκαιρα αναφορικά με την υιοθέτηση των κατάλληλων καυσίμων ή συστημάτων στα πλοία τους με στόχο τις μειωμένες...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2018/09/22/pos-tha-proetoimasteite-egkaira-gia-ta-nea-kafsima/

Αυξημένα τα έσοδα της Διώρυγας του Σουέζ

Τα έσοδα της Διώρυγας του Σουέζ αυξήθηκαν στα $502,2 εκατ. τον Αύγουστο παρουσιάζοντας αύξηση της τάξης του 6,7% συγκριτικά με το αντίστοιχο διάστημα πέρυσι, όπως ανακοίνωσε η αιγυπτιακή κυβέρνηση την Τετάρτη 19 Σεπτεμβρίου.

Σημειώνεται ότι η Διώρυγα του Σουέζ αποτελεί την ταχύτερη θαλάσσια διαδρομή...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2018/09/22/afximena-ta-esoda-tis-diorygas-tou-souez/

Ίδρυμα Ωνάση: Κοιτίδα ιατρικής καινοτομίας, αριστείας και πολιτισμού

Εγκαίνια για το νέο Κέντρο Μελανώματος και Καρκίνου Δέρματος στο νοσοκομείο «Ανδρέας Συγγρός», η ανακατασκευή του οποίου έγινε με την αποκλειστική στήριξη του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση.

Τα τελευταία χρόνια, τα κρούσματα μελανώματος στην Ελλάδα έχουν αυξηθεί επικίνδυνα, με 400-500 νέες διαγνώσεις ετησίως, αποτελώντας τον 6ο συχνότερο τύπο καρκίνου στους άνδρες και τον 7ο συχνότερο στις γυναίκες. Μπροστά σε αυτή την πραγματικότητα, το Ίδρυμα Ωνάση πραγματοποίησε την ολική ανακατασκευή του Κέντρου...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2018/09/22/idryma-onasi-koitida-iatrikis-kainotomias-aristeias-kai-politismou/

Volvo Develops Autonomous Logistics Management System

The Volvo Group has developed a system where autonomous electric vehicles are coordinated as they travel between logistics centers.

The system consists of autonomous electric vehicles that are wirelessly connected to a transport control center. The control center monitors parameters such as each vehicle’s location, load and battery charge, using this data to ensure that the overall fleet logistics as well as goods and vehicle flow are as efficient as possible.

The system is intended for use...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/volvo-develops-autonomous-logistics-management-system

Florence’s Aftermath Disrupts North Carolina Port Operations

The Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina will keep their truck gate operations closed through Monday, September 24 as the recovery from Hurricane Florence continues. Vessel operations are expected to resume more quickly, and port employees returned to work Thursday.  

Trucks could have difficulty reaching the Port of Wilmington even if its gates were open. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Thursday that about 750 roads remained closed in the state, including...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/florence-s-aftermath-disrupts-north-carolina-port-operations