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Thursday, February 27, 2014 International maritime news for seafarers
India's Navy chief resigns after submarine accident
India's Navy chief resi ned on !ednesday, ta"in #moral res$onsibility# for a s$ate of recent maritime accidents includin one off %umbai's coast earlier in the day that saw two sailors missin and seven others in&ured' (mo"e was detected aboard a )ussian*built submarine in the latest accident, which came after 1+ naval crew were "illed last ,u ust when another fully*armed submarine e-$loded in flames and san" in a military shi$yard in %umbai' #Ta"in moral res$onsibility for the accidents and incidents which have ta"en $lace durin the $ast few months, the .hief of Naval (taff ,dmiral / 0 1oshi today resi ned,# a /efence %inistry statement said, addin 2 #The overnment has acce$ted the resi nation of ,dmiral 1oshi with immediate effect'# (even sailors suffered breathin $roblems after tryin to contain smo"e, which filled the livin 3uarters of the IN( (indhuratna durin a trainin e-ercise on !ednesday, accordin to the Navy' They were airlifted from the submarine to hos$ital for treatment and Navy shi$s were dis$atched to hel$ the vessel, said Narendra 0umar 4is$ute, a s$o"esman for the /efence %inistry' #The incident too" $lace between 5am and 7am local time' The crew contained the smo"e but seven of them had to be airlifted by naval helico$ters' They are all stable,# 4is$ute told ,F6, without elaboratin on the cause of the incident' Two crew members are still missin from the )ussian*built (indhuratna, which was still seaworthy after the incident and was returnin to $ort in %umbai, the Navy said'
SAFETY IMSBC Code amendments for cargo liquifaction
7loyd's )e ister 87)9 has issued a statutory alert No' 25:201; re ardin amendments to the International %aritime (olid <ul" .ar oes 8I%(<.9 .ode that will enter into force on 1anuary 1, 201= and may be im$lemented voluntarily in 2014' The shi$$ermust establish $rocedures for sam$lin , testin and controllin the moisture content of the car o to ensure that it is less than the trans$ortable moisture limit 8T%79 when it is on board the shi$' The com$etent $ort authority must confirm that the $rocedures com$ly with the I%(<. .ode $rovisions and the >uidelines for /evelo$in and ,$$rovin 6rocedures for (am$lin , Testin and .ontrollin the %oisture .ontent for (olid <ul" .ar oes which may 7i3uefy 8%(.'1:.irc'14=49 before rantin a$$roval'
car o which may li3uefy if shi$$ed at a moisture content in e-cess of its T%7' (ource2 7loyd's )e ister Syria ships out mustard gas (yria shi$$ed out a fourth consi nment of chemical wea$ons for destruction on !ednesday but the international watchdo ur ed swifter $ro ress towards a missed turn*of*the*year deadline to surrender the most dan erous a ents' The mustard as loaded onto a car o shi$ in the %editerranean 6ort of 7ata"ia was one of five #$riority chemicals# in (yria's arsenal. the %4 . car oes for safe shi$ment' This is detailed in new section 4'.frican coasts. coast uard vessel $ic"ed u$ the last 200 mi rants on !ednesday mornin .overcrowded boats. . %iddle Dast and .frica. savin over 1. Cinhua re$orted' Italy.'. between Italy and Tunisia and =A5 $eo$le were found aboard of si.a$e )ay. made notorious by its use durin !!I. car oes can be trans$orted' The $rocedures will be sub&ect to initial. accordin to Duro$ean and Italian official data' . the Navy said in a statement' It was the second ma&or rescue o$eration of the sort in less than a month' The Italian Navy carried out a similar intervention at the be innin of February. as much as >reece and ($ain.ll mi rant boats ori inated from .ode include a more robust assessment of acce$tability of >rou$ . renewal and intermediate verification by the com$etent authority' The com$etent authority of the $ort of loadin must verify the im$lementation of the $rocedures' . is a main entry $oint in the %editerranean (ea for mi rants comin from .ouncil last .F6 re$orted' The feared wea$on. co$y of the document statin the $rocedures have been a$$roved must be iven to the master or his re$resentative' The amendments also include a new schedule dedicated to nic"el ore.hemical !ea$ons' Italian Navy rescues 800 migrants in ! hours Italy's Navy and coast uard vessels saved around +00 mi rants in the last 24 hours.u ust. which it was su$$osed to have handed over by /ecember . and involves e-tra a$$roval from the com$etent authority of the $ort of loadin before >rou$ . Italian officials added' .sia' The flow of irre ular immi ration has shar$ly increased in the last 1= months. is to be destroyed at sea aboard a ?( vessel. in (outh*eastern (icily' . under the su$ervision of the ?N and the @r anisation for the 6rohibition of .1 under a disarmament deal a$$roved by the ?N (ecurity . a >rou$ . while aboard of an inflatable boat near the town of 6oBBallo.The amendments to the .100 mi rants in 24 hours. Italian authorities said on !ednesday' (everal rescue o$erations involvin shi$s and helico$ters were carried out durin the ni ht in the (trait of (icily.
2014' LEGAL #gypt convicts $ over Sue% Canal terror plot .airo . a tenfold increase com$ared to the same month last year' IM" agrees on security certification for seafarers The I%@ has a reed on the uidance on trainin and certification re3uirements for shi$ security officers and seafarers with desi nated security duties' The move came after the seafarers e-$erienced difficulties in obtainin the necessary security certification under the 2010 %anila amendments to the International . security forces launched a heavy crac"down on %orsi's su$$orters who held mass demonstrations denouncin the military ta"eover' Eundreds were "illed in the summer and thousands &ailed' .fter %orsi's fall. which e-$ressed its concern that lar e numbers of seafarers were re$ortedly unable to have access to a$$roved trainin courses or were unable to be issued certification of security*related trainin in accordance with the (T. with almost all receivin death sentences in absentia' The verdict by the . . Trainin and !atch"ee$in . accusin him of abusin $ower.! . a statement announcin the verdict said' It did not elaborate' . did not receive a death sentence.! re ulations' The (ub*.riminal . .! . the defendants receive an automatic retrial' The $rosecutors char ed the rou$ with $lannin attac"s on shi$s $assin throu h the canal.1=5 mi rants landed on Italian shores in 1anuary alone.n D y$tian court convicted 25 $eo$le on !ednesday of formin a terrorist rou$ to launch an attac" on the country's vital (ueB . meetin for its first session from February 17 to 21.onvention on (tandards of Trainin .ommittee a$$roved an (T. until 1uly 1. 201=.6 re$orted' .hristians and $olice' D y$t has been hit by a wave of bombin s and suicide attac"s since the 1uly military ouster of D y$t's first elected 6resident %ohammed %orsi' %orsi's removal followed days of demonstrations by millions of D y$tians demandin he ste$ down.ourts in D y$t routinely convict defendants and ive the ma-imum sentence to those tried in absentia' Eowever.! circular on .!9 and (T.! .anal waterway. as well as tar etin security buildin s. youn er than 1+.ode should be acce$ted as bein e3uivalent to that re3uired under the (T. reco nised or anisations and reco nised security or anisations on action to be ta"en in cases where seafarers do not carry certification re3uired in accordance with re ulation 4I:5 of the (T.onvention and section . forei n tourists. 8trainin .dvice for $ort (tate control officers. drills and e-ercises on shi$ security9 of the International (hi$ and 6ort Facility (ecurity .ode' The uidance was a reed by the (ub*. $ara ra$hs 4 and 5 of the (T.ourt came after &ud es held only one session in the case' @ne of the defendants. relevant trainin under section 1.! . once cau ht. 2014.ode after 1anuary 1.ode' The uidance recommends that..*4I:5. record number of 2.ommittee on Euman Dlement.onvention and . .ertification and !atch"ee$in for (eafarers 8(T.
total of 21. the . who boarded the vessel alon with a . !ashin ton.lthou h most of the bird deaths were caused by the weather conditions.F6.2.A*foot 6anamanian*fla ed car o shi$ ran a round in the .000 allons of diesel fuel oil' The ?(. was carryin an estimated =.(00mln oil terminal inaugurated . addin that this was a $rovisional toll and the final numbers could be much hi her' It said the count had been carried out over three wee"ends and involved more than =00 volunteers' The birds basically died of starvation.> re$orted that a 7.ommon %urre or .000 sea birds have died since the end of 1anuary on France's .ACCIDENT Cargo ship runs aground in Columbia &iver The ?(. addin that the #storms had forced the birds to areas that are less rich in food#' Ee said the last such toll only occurred in 1A00' >endre said that the birds used u$ more ener y to survive and see" food durin storms' .ommon >uillemot and the )aBorbill.S. informed that the accident occurred when the crew tried to chan e $ositions in the river without authorisation from the bar $ilot uidin it' The vessel. a statement said' The worst affected s$ecies were the . which was awaitin orders to head u$river to 0alama. it said' Nearly 2.storia Northern .tlantic coast due to storms in the worst #slau hter# in a century. the 76@ said there had also been some caused by $ollution as a result of car o shi$s ta"in advanta e of the inclement conditions to dum$ no-ious ases at sea' *u+airah's .> said there were no re$orts of $ollution' ENVIRONMENT Storms 'slaughter' 'ills over ()000 birds on *rench coast %ore than 21.nchora e in .+00 were housed in bird $rotection shelters in these areas.olumbia )iver $ersonnel..storia on Tuesday' (ector .olumbia )iver &ust north of the . the national <ird 6rotection 7ea ue 876@9 said on !ednesday' .olumbia )iver <ar 6ilot to investi ate the roundin . 76@'s Nicolas >endre told .tlantic 6uffin.41 dead birds had been counted u$ to February 24 on the southwestern <as3ue coast and in <rittany in northwestern France. the 76@ said.
N3# &.. &et fuel and 76>.frica.7&pee/ 0401(1 Indonesia .0#S )e* +ork . asoline. as oil. which is a subsidiary of Dmirates National @il . <otswana to the southwest.N3# Market snapshot: 1100 GMT Dry Index BDI 1222 Capesize Index BCI 1912 !ana"ax Index B!I 115# %&pra"ax Index B%I 109 'andysize Index B'%I ( # +25 +13 $33 +1 $5 #1C2.Do.)uler of Fu&airah and %ember of (u$reme . which is directly lin"ed to the oil tan"er berths in the 6ort of Fu&airah' The terminal is fully e3ui$$ed to meet the rowin demand for storin bul" li3uid oil $roducts such as fuel oil.ippines . between the FambeBi and 7im$o$o rivers' It is bordered by (outh .!o&nd/ 14(((3 Canada .:.+en/ 04009 55 )or*ay . has built the terminal.ar/ 045955 China ..ouncil Eis Ei hness (hei"h Eamad <in %ohammed .-ed C.' EoriBon Terminals 7imited.9rone/ 041(52 !hi..s/ 01n C&rren2y in 3%D Britain .frica to the south.e/ 0402 5 %in1apore .000m.Do.7&piah/ 0400005( 8apan .'ry<nia/ 041000 3%D in 01n C&rren2y 04(001 141130 (412# 04 305 (241(00 11(#0400 1024#500 (405#( ##4(500 340(00 3(40301 142((( 1040050 WORLD TRAVEL 4imbab5e Fimbabwe is a landloc"ed country located in southern .+&an/ 041(33 6&ro 143(5# India ./0IC #1C2.!eso/ 04022# !o.oty/ 0432 3 7&ssia . na$htha.om$any.and .7&.ar/ 04 595 3kraine . amon others' SHIPPING DATA B.l (har3i has formallyinau urated the ?(/ 100 million EoriBon Fu&airah /istribution Terminal' The new oil terminal has a stora e ca$acity of over 240. Fambia to the northwest and %oBambi3ue to the east' The 4ictoria Falls are Fimbabwe's most $o$ular tourist destination and one of the reatest natural wonders of the world' 3etting there .
e 811.that was once built. one of the bi est national $ar"s in .20"m' . the ruins s$an 1.2"m away' They can be seen on a short tri$ from <otswana or (outh .ir Fimbabwe from 7ondon' . this small $ar" close to <ulawayo.frica' H%an&e Na "$nal Pa!' * 7ocated between 4ictoria Falls and <ulawayo.0. Earare*4ictoria Falls. >reat Fimbabwe ruins are the remains of one of reatest . for its fascinatin natural features and wildlife' G!ea (")bab%e Ru"ns * 7ocated in the vicinity of %asvin o.lso "nown as %ato$os.frican countries' !hen comin from Duro$e you can fly directly with . <ulawayo*4ictoria Falls. Dast of <otswana and (outh Dast of %oBambi3ue in the late Iron .ir Fimbabwe has started o$eratin the Earare*1ohannesbur .By plane: Earare International .frican civilisations after the 6haraohs2 the 0in dom of >reat Fimbabwe dominated the area from $resent Fimbabwe.@ world herita e status in 200./9' From the im$ressive ranite stone com$le.000*14.ir$ort has a number of international fli hts. 4ictoria Falls*1ohannesbur routes and is currently the chea$est o$erator on those routes' By bus: )e ular delu-e bus services o$erate from 1ohannesbur to Earare' .frica' 0op attractions V"# $!"a Falls * The 2"m curtain of water $lun es dee$ into the FambeBi >or e creatin a cloud of mist that can be seen u$ to . %alawi' By !a"n: Train services are available from <ulawayo to the 4ictoria Falls' The train also $asses throu h Ewan e National 6ar". the $ar" boasts more than 100 different animal s$ecies and over 400 s$ecies of birds' It is one of the few reat ele$hants sanctuaries in . number of buses also travel from 1ohannesbur to <ulawayo' (everal bus com$anies also o$erate direct buses from Earare to <lantyre.=00 . Earare*<ulawayo.+00 ac 8700 ha9 and cover a radius of 150*. the . <ulawayo*1ohannesbur . mainly to other .000 ele$hants' Ma $b$ H"lls Na "$nal Pa!' * .rd Fimbabwean city. was awarded a ?ND(.frica with over .