Injured Stowaway Rescued from Freighter off South Africa

On Monday, lifesaving charity Sea Rescue South Africa (NSRI) helped medevac a stowaway who was injured in a fall aboard the freighter UAL Lobito off the Port of Table Bay. 

The Lobito was departing the port when her crew discovered two unauthorized persons on board, including one who had fallen into a hard-to-access void space. The vessel returned to anchor in Table Bay and called for assistance. 

NSRI's Table Bay station launched a rescue craft, the Spirit of Vodacom, with two Government Health...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/injured-stowaway-rescued-from-freighter-off-south-africa

Australia Announces New Pacific Security Center

Australia has announced the establishment of a Pacific Fusion Center to strengthen the ability of Pacific governments to enforce their laws and protect their sovereignty.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne confirmed plans for the new center during the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru on Wednesday.

The new Pacific Fusion Center will provide strategic analysis of information to help strengthen maritime domain awareness and provide security alerts and advice for Pacific security agencies. The...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/australia-announces-new-pacific-security-center

Australia: Second Live Export License Canceled

Australia's Department of Agriculture has canceled the livestock export license of a second exporter, EMS Rural Exports.

EMS Rural Exports is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emanuel Exports, the company at the center of the animal welfare debate that has divided Australia after whistleblower footage of thousands of sheep dying was aired on 60 Minutes earlier this year.

Emanuel Exports had its export license canceled by the Department on August 21, 2018. Under the Australian Meat and Livestock...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/australia-second-live-export-license-canceled

Veracruz, líder portuario en el Golfo: Hutchison Ports

Veracruz es y seguirá siendo el principal puerto de México en el Golfo, dijo Francisco Orozco, Director Comercial para Hutchison Ports México.

A seis meses de que entre en operación la nueva Terminal Especializada de Contenedores en el nuevo puerto de Veracruz, el ejecutivo desestimó la competencia del puerto de Tuxpan en el mercado de contenedores, para la región Centro y Bajío del país.

“Son muchas las ventajas que ofrece Veracruz a sus clientes”, subrayó.

Veracruz es un puerto artificial, no...

http://t21.com.mx/maritimo/2018/09/25/veracruz-lider-portuario-golfo-hutchison-ports

First cargo from Yamal LNG shipped to Brazil

Russian gas producer Novatek announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Novatek Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., has shipped its first LNG cargo to the Brazilian market with LNG produced from the Yamal LNG project. The cargo was delivered to the Bahia Regasification Terminal owned by Petrobras.

Our LNG marketing strategy aims to diversify our supply geography and customer base. This shipment represents our first LNG cargo produced by our own production to the Latin American market, and confirms...

https://safety4sea.com/first-cargo-from-yamal-lng-shipped-to-brazil/

North Carolina ports fully resume operations after Hurricane Florence

North Carolina Ports’ terminals in Wilmington and Morehead City resumed full commercial truck operations on Monday, following Hurricane Florence which forced the terminals to close on Thursday, 13 September. Both the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City reopened to employees and vessel operations late last week.

North Carolina Ports’ facilities in Wilmington and Morehead City suffered some damage during Hurricane Florence. Our employees along with local, state and federal agencies worked...

https://safety4sea.com/north-carolina-ports-fully-resume-operations-after-hurricane-florence/

Shipping confidence slightly down due to trade war

Shipping confidence decreased very slightly in the three months to end-August 2018, according to Moore Stephens’ latest Confidence Survey. The respondents expressed an average confidence level reduced to 6.3 out of a maximum possible score of 10.0.

On the other hand, owners’ confidence increased from 6.6 to 6.8, while an overall rating for all respondents reached of 6.8 out of 10.0.

Charterers’ confidence also increased from 6.7 to 7.0, the highest level for nine months. The rating for managers,...

https://safety4sea.com/shipping-confidence-slightly-down-due-to-trade-war/

Shipwreck in Taimyr is being Investigated in the Criminal Case, One Crew Member Was Lost

Investigative agencies of the West Siberian SU on the transport of the TFR initiated a criminal investigation into the shipwreck in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, reports IA “Interfax”.

The case was initiated under part 2 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of safety rules for the movement and operation of water transport, which caused the death of a person through negligence).

“It was preliminarily established that on Sept. 13, 2018, a towboat crashed near the Ca...

http://www.maritimeherald.com/2018/shipwreck-in-taimyr-is-being-investigated-in-the-criminal-case-one-crew-member-was-lost/

The Ship of MMP “Zapolyarye” Was Detained in the Spanish Port

As reported by the International Transport Workers Federation, the ship of Murmansk Shipping Company (MMP) “Zapolyarye”, left without fuel, was detained in the Spanish port of Motril. According to the coordinator of the International Transport Workers Federation, Sergei Fishov, the ship has overdue the necessary register documents, and until the issue is resolved, the port will not give the vessel permission to exit.

“The vessel” Zapolyarye “was detained in the Spanish port, where it was towed...

http://www.maritimeherald.com/2018/the-ship-of-mmp-zapolyarye-was-detained-in-the-spanish-port/