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/

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/

Crew changes twice as stressful for businesses since Covid-19 pandemic; report

More than 90% of shipping businesses are re-thinking how crew changes are managed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research from specialist crew travel management company ATPI Marine & Energy. ATPI said that 45% of respondents to its survey stated that crew changes had become at...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/crew-changes-twice-as-stressful-for-businesses-since-covid-19-pandemic-report/

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