Thursday, March 6, 2014 International maritime news for seafarers
Electronic charts to boost maritime safety in Pacific
New Zealand has successfully completed the process of makin electronic na!i ational charts for the south"west #acific island, which will help $oost maritime safety% The de!elopment of these charts is part of an initiati!e funded $y the New Zealand &id #ro ramme to impro!e maritime safety in the re ion% 'Maritime safety has lon $een a concern in the south"west #acific, with many charts no lon er meetin the needs of shippin in the area% The pro$lem has worsened recently throu h the increase in lar e cruise !essels na!i atin in the poorly charted re ion,' (and Information Minister Maurice )illiamson said% *nder the +on!ention on the ,afety of (ife at ,ea, the IM- had set 2012"1. as the deadline for passen er !essels, tankers and other lar e ships to transform from paper" $ased na!i ation to the sole"use of electronic charts% #acific Island &ffairs Minister #eseta ,am (otu"Ii a said/ '*ntil now these areas ha!e relied on paper charts only, and New Zealand0s aid commitment to support tourism made it imperati!e they $e con!erted to electronic form%' The new charts ha!e limitations as the ori inal old data is no lon er authentic% The New Zealand authorities are conductin 'hydro raphic risk assessment' to prioritise areas for sur!ey, which will determine the nature and scope of chart impro!ements% 1with inputs from 2inhua3
SAFETY Malaria: an infectious disease among seafarers
com$ination of medication. a life"threatenin disease to which seafarers are particularly at risk due to the !ery nature of their employment% The )5. headache.ince these symptoms may $e mild it is often difficult to reco nise them as malaria% & lo of all anti"malarial dru s administered to and taken $y indi!idual crew mem$ers should $e maintained% .recommends the use of oral anti"malarial medication chemoprophyla6is.iel +anal in <runs$uettel on March = e!enin % The >dansk"$ound tanker.ource/ (ondon #4I +lu$
Tanker allides with lock. the ship ran into the stern of a $ulk carrier% (ock was closed for traffic to under o underwater sur!ey% The car o ship reportedly resumed !oya e.aharan &frica% The first symptoms are fe!er. application of insect repellents and keepin the accommodation closed down. which is usually to $e taken in ad!ance of enterin hi h risk areas% It is recommended that medical ad!ice $e sou ht when decidin the dru . dosa e and duration% 8isk awareness and forward plannin $y ship mana ers and crew is therefore of !ital importance in ensurin timely implementation of precautions% -ther practical pre!entati!e measures include encoura in crew mem$ers to restrict e6posure of $are skin. chills and !omitin % . with the ma:ority of cases occurrin in su$". bulk carrier
& tanker allided with the side and middle wall of the . tried to enter the lock without tu assistance and ot perpendicular to the $asin% Then.outhern (ock while enterin the lock of .(ondon #4I +lu$ has drawn attention to malaria.attwyk Terminal in 5am$ur on March = afternoon. particularly $etween dusk and dawn when mos7uitoes are most acti!e% Malaria is pre!alent in tropical and su$"tropical 9ones around the world. its 7uantity. while tanker was towed and docked at the <runs$uettel terminal%
. which left .
udan.ea that ferried missiles for militants in the >a9a .B 2D%= million fine and spend *. #ennsyl!ania. period.trip. 2inhua reported% (t +ol #eter (erner.' was launched se!eral months a o when Israeli intelli ence a encies identified that the rockets were flown from Bamascus to Tehran. Tennessee.B 200 million to reduce ille al to6ic dischar es into hundreds of waterways across fi!e &ppalachian states. an &rmy spokesman. where it was scheduled to dock on Thursday%
oal firm to pay record fine for water pollution
-ne of the &merica0s lar est coal producers will pay a *. from where the !essel sailed to the Ira7i port of *mm Casr and continued its :ourney to #ort .=00km from the Israeli coast. while it was en route to #ort . appro6imately 1. Eir inia and )est Eir inia% 'This is the lar est one.Israel intercepts Iranian ship carrying rockets for Gaza
The Israeli special forces on )ednesday intercepted an Iranian ship in the 8ed . code"named 'Aull Bisclosure. told the &#% 'It0s the $i est case for permit !iolations for
.udan. they were loaded onto the car o ship at the <andar &$$as #ort in southern Iran. head of the ?n!ironmental #rotection & ency0s enforcement office.yrian"made M" @02 surface"to"surface rockets that were concealed under cement $a s. cappin an intelli ence operation that lasted months% Na!al commandos raided the !essel on the maritime $order $etween . the military said% & search on $oard the #anamanian"fla ed !essel yielded do9ens of . accordin to a proposed settlement on )ednesday% The a reement includes the lar est fine e!er for !iolations of water pollution permits. with many of the !iolations reported $y the company to state en!ironmental officials% The &ssociated #ress o$tained details a$out the settlement $efore it was filed on )ednesday in federal court in )est Eir inia% The dischar es occurred at mines and coal processin plants in . said the operation.entucky.udan and ?ritrea.' +ynthia >iles. the military said% It noted that 5e9$ollah fired this type of rocket into northern Israel durin the @@" day war in 2006. an unusual route that sou ht to throw Israeli intelli ence off track% Ten days a o.
a prospect that could $e worsened $y ice :ams on swollen ri!ers% '&ny additional rainfall on top of that snowpack would add to that flood threat. &lpha Natural 8esources Inc and do9ens of su$sidiaries !iolated water pollution limits in state"issued permits more than 6.00 outfall pipes directly into ri!ers. which promotes e!aporation and limits ice co!er and occasional dry spells. &# reported% The drop"off was most se!ere on (akes Michi an and 5uron. which hydrolo ists consider one water $ody $ecause they are connected and at the same hei ht a$o!e sea le!el% They fell to the lowest point on record in Hanuary 201@.eith . streams and tri$utaries. when nearly F=G of their surface area solidified% -n Tuesday. courtesy of widespread ice co!er that is slowin e!aporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities.' he added% The o!ernment said that $etween 2006 and 201@. &rmy +orps of ?n ineers district office in Betroit% ')e0re certainly payin !ery close attention to the weather in the ne6t few weeks. a physical scientist with the federal >reat (akes ?n!ironmental 8esearch (a$oratory in &nn &r$or% Meanwhile.cientists $lame a warmin climate. federal e6perts said on )ednesday% The sie e of polar air that has ripped the re ion this winter has caused the most e6tensi!e free9e"o!er of the lakes since the record"settin year of 1FDF. the towerin snowpack rimmin the watershed will melt this sprin and much of the water will flow into the lakes or the streams that feed them% The runoff is e6pected to $e so $ountiful that some areas will $e in dan er of floodin . ?rie and -ntario " were well $elow a!era e%
.' he added% >reat (akes le!els dropped sharply in the late 1FF0s and ha!e remained mostly $elow normal since% . ?#& officials told &#%
ENVIRONMENT !now. accordin to the o!ernment% There is no e!idence that any of the !iolations contaminated drinkin water. hydrolo y $ranch chief with the *. the ice co!er reached its hi hest point since then " F1G. while the three other >reat (akes " .num$ers of !iolations and si9e of the penalty.uperior. said >eor e (eshke!ich.000 times% They dischar ed hea!y metals and other contaminants harmful to fish and other wildlife from nearly .ompoltowic9. ice co"er will boost Great #akes le"els
)ater le!els in the >reat (akes are e6pected to continue a steady reco!ery this year. which reflects the seriousness of !iolations.' said .
warship had ot permission to pass the strait. warship to pass throu h the <osphorus . &# reported%
$! G rescues dog from ice on #ake !t lair
The crew of a *.hores. +oast >uard 1*.trait in the ne6t two days amid a rowin tension $etween 8ussia and )estern countries o!er +rimea.000 tonnes% #re!ious report said the *. two 8ussian warships passed throu h the Turkish strait of <osphorus. the total wei ht of military ships of the non" littoral states to pass throu h the <osphorus . he said and left the ship to help retrie!e the do % The crew. which is handlin ice"$reakin in the >reat (akes re ion.t +lair . warship meets the standards specified $y the 1F@6 Montreu6 +on!ention in terms of wei ht. hoisted the do a$oard and a!e it food and care $efore takin it to an animal shelter% The do was 4J to = miles from land off the Betroit su$ur$ of . 2inhua reported% The *krainian crisis.SECURITY Turkey permits $! warship to transit %osphorus to %lack !ea
Turkish has allowed a *.+>3 cutter that rescued a do from ice on (ake . >eor e 5 ) <ush nuclear aircraft carrier would transit the strait en route to the <lack . the source added% &ccordin to the Montreu6 +on!ention. local Baily News reported on )ednesday% & Turkish diplomatic source confirmed that a *.ea% ?arlier on Tuesday.trait cannot e6ceed 4=.t +lair has i!en the animal an appropriate name/ '(ucky'% +hief #etty -fficer &lan 5araf said the 140"foot cutter <ristol <ay was headin on Monday to help another !essel stuck in ice when the do was spotted% Three crew mem$ers suited up in weather"resistant ear. $ut it would not $e a nuclear aircraft carrier as su ested in some media% The *. headin toward *kraine. took an a$rupt turn in the past two weeks followin $loody clashes $etween protesters and police% Ianuko!ych then fled . which ori inated from protests a ainst #resident Eiktor Ianuko!ych0s decision last No!em$er to a$andon an association a reement with the ?* and instead seek 8ussian aid.
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outh &frica to the south and east%
Tourists may enter Nami$ia for up to F0 days% By plane: 5osea .tretchin for 160km.outh &frica to )indhoek.aokaland )est. such as . which are more often accessed $y li ht aircraft% By !"#: The most con!enient international $us ser!ice into Nami$ia runs from +ape Town and Eictoria Aalls% By $ra%n: The re ular o!erni ht train from *pin ton in . is the main entry point for air traffic% &ir Nami$ia operates fli hts from Arankfurt. has $een discontinued% It is no lon er possi$le to et into or out of Nami$ia $y train%
Na&%! De#er$ " It stretches for nearly a 1000km alon the &tlantic coast% . Eictoria Aalls and Maun to the international airport% Ali hts $etween the smaller ?ros &irport and +ape Town are also a!aila$le% By roa : The most popular way to et around is $y road.utako International &irport. +ape Town. Bamaraland North and Nami$rand.ossus!lei is the most accessi$le part of the desert and is a ma ical place with its towerin dunes that shift hues as the sun rises and sets% F%#' R%(er Canyon " It is one of the lar est canyons in the world% .ossus!lei and ?tosha% The !ery $est locations are those truly wild areas% which lie out of ran e of self"dri!ers. with an inner network of decent roads $ein safe to self"dri!e and connectin the popular attractions such as . Hohannes$ur .Nami$ia is a country in southern &frica whose western $order is the &tlantic -cean% The country has !ast swathes of the most remarka$le desert scenery% It shares land $orders with &n ola and Zam$ia to the north. it reaches 2Dkm across at its widest and nearly ==0m down at its deepest% S)ele$on Coa#$ Na$%onal Par) " In the north of the country is the empty and mostly inaccessi$le . operated $y TransNami$.keleton +oast North. <otswana to the east and . .keleton +oast National #ark% It0s a seemin ly $arren e6panse of stone and sand famous for its fo and the num$er of shipwrecks alon the coast%
. located 4= minutes east of )indhoek.