Two LNG tankers bound for Australia’s Prelude facility divert elsewhere

Two LNG tankers initially signalled to be loading at Royal Dutch Shell’s Prelude floating LNG facility in Australia have diverted elsewhere, reports Reuters, citing shiptracking data. The apparent change of destination came only a week after Shell said that Prelude would be resuming the loading...

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US imposes sanctions on ship involved with Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Relations between Germany and the outgoing US  administration deteriorated further yesterday January 19th, when the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Russian pipe-laying ship Fortuna (IMO 8674156), which is involved in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Nord Stream 12 will take Russian...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/us-imposes-sanctions-on-ship-involved-with-nord-stream-2-pipeline/

Two LNG carriers complete eastbound Northern Sea Route passage

Sovcomflot’s Arctic LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie (IMO 9737187) has completed its eastbound passage of the Northern Sea Route, although not without incident. LNG tanker Nikolay Yevgenov (IMO 9750725), carrying an LNG shipment from Sabetta, Yamal, Russia, bound for China, was transiting the NSR...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/two-lng-carriers-complete-eastbound-northern-sea-route-passage/

Ex-StarStone CUO Message joins marine and energy team at ERS

Former StarStone International CUO David Message has joined the marine and energy team at syndicate ERS, according to Insurance Insider. ERS had previously focused on motor business, but is now expanding into specialty lines. Message will write lines including upstream energy. Message had been at...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/ex-starstone-cuo-message-joins-marine-and-energy-team-at-ers/

Transport Canada promises to enforce MLC rules on crew changes

Transport Canada has said that it will be enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) provisions on duration of contract and repatriation. Australia issued a similar statement in December. The statement means that if a seafarer has completed 11 months onboard, he or she has the right to get off...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/transport-canada-promises-to-enforce-mlc-rules-on-crew-changes/

MOL backs BP in rejecting Forbes report on Wakashio grounding

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has followed BP (see yesterday’s IMN) in rejecting a recent Forbes article on the grounding of bulk carrier Wakashio in Mauritius last year. It said that the report was misleading and seriously flawed. MOL said that the article (Special Report: Explosive Documents Reveal BP...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/mol-backs-bp-in-rejecting-forbes-report-on-wakashio-grounding/

Singapore to vaccinate more than 10,000 frontline maritime workers this month

Singapore has said that it would be prioritizing the Covid-19 vaccinations of frontline maritime personnel as part of its national vaccination strategy, one of the first nations to treat maritime personnel as priority workers for vaccination. Using Singapore’s Sea – Air Vaccination Exercise (SAVE), it said that more than 10,000 frontline maritime personnel were expected…

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