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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Headland SatNews
US Navy sends new ship to Singapore
The US Navy's hottest new ship and the centrepiece of its renewed focus on Asia isn't its largest vessel, or its most technologically advanced. But it has advantages that its bigger siblings lack. The 388-foot USS Freedom is small enough to move among the many islands and shallow waters of Southeast Asia, a trait that allows the Navy to train alongside similar-sized vessels in the region's navies and build relationships with them, The Associated Press reported. All this, the Navy believes, will help it make sure the region's critical waterways stay open to the trillions of dollars in oil and other trade that passes through each year. It's an objective so important the Navy is sending the Freedom to Singapore this month even as automatic federal spending cuts carve into its budget. "We hold our commitment to them, to our area, our theatre, so highly that this deployment has not been affected," said Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, the U.S. Pacific Fleet deputy chief of staff for plans, policies and requirements. "The Navy and the Pacific Fleet are still on watch," he said. Freedom on Monday sailed to Pearl Harbor, into the prime mooring spot the Navy often reserves for ships it wants to show off. The blue and gray camouflage painted on its sides - designed to confuse hostile small boats and make it less visible from shore - stood out amid the plain gray hulls of the other surface vessels in port. Until now, most US ships visiting Southeast Asia have been aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers and other large boats well equipped for jobs like firing cruise missiles or defending against fighter jets. But they dwarf smaller ships US partner navies from other countries - such as Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Thailand - use for missions like patrolling the seas, catching pirates and stopping human and drug trafficking. The larger vessels are also too big to pull into shallower ports, forcing them to sometimes anchor offshore while in the region.
Cruise line executives start annual conference
Cruise line executives will discuss industry trends and its future at a 29th annual conference, AP reported. Seven executives are expected to address the on-board experience, globalization of the industry and more on Tuesday for the State of the Industry session at the Cruise Shipping Miami conference. On the panel will be a representative from Carnival Cruise Lines, part of Miami-based Carnival Corp. The company owns both the Triumph that spent days without power in the Gulf of Mexico and the
SAFETY Onboard injury
Crewmembers should jointly conduct a proper appraisal and risk assessment, ensuring that sufficient manpower is deployed for safely conducting every task. If an unsafe situation arises, work should be immediately stopped and the situation should be rectified with all the appropriate safeguards put in place prior to resuming work. All team members must also
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entry into enclosed spaces and electrical testing. "The project is still within their level. killing 32 people. It's expected to attract more than 10. Philippine Navy looking for two new frigates The Philippine Navy said it is in the market for two brand new frigates. With this development. maintain a high level of situational awareness at all times." delegates said that there are 208 seafarers currently held by sea pirates. of National Defence. which included Member of the European Parliament George Koumoutsakos and rapporteur of the opinion on maritime piracy Anna Bredima. solutions The negative impacts of sea piracy were the main agenda of an international forum held recently in the European Parliament office in Athens. munitions. Source: MARS/MCA EU forum tackles effects of piracy. While moving the machine to its intended stowing position. Greece. working with boilers. "The PN found out that it will be more expensive to maintain second hand vessel(s) than buying a new one. This is because evaluation studies found out that acquiring these vessels will be more costly in the long run. crew should use safe working systems like the 'permit to work'. as well as measures to eradicate the problem. one crucial step is to raise public awareness on the issue so that international organisations such as the EU will be "pressured" with regards to finding solutions to the problem. but the equipment fell on his left foot. "The PN will be acquiring two new frigates under public bidding. Describing the human cost of piracy as "critical.htm (2 of 5) [3/12/2013 3:41:35 PM] . the other crewmember found it impossible to hold the top-heavy." PN spokesperson Lt. Two crewmembers were recently injured while securing the grit blasting equipment on deck.NL MARITIME NEWS Costa Concordia that ran aground off the coast of Italy a year ago. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. Manalo said that the Philippines is now looking for new build naval ships with the same configuration.000 people in the industry. The DND earlier said that five countries have expressed their intention to sell the Philippines modern frigates and offshore patrol vessels which will help the country protect its vast maritime territories. working in unmanned machinery spaces. like working aloft and outboard. Delegates. DND undersecretary for finance. installation and materiel Fernando Manalo said the option to acquire second-hand frigates to boost up the numbers and capabilities of PN had been waived." he added. Despite his steel-toed safety boots." Manalo stressed. 'hot work' (work which could result in the ignition of flammable material). He was stretchered to the ship's hospital and was given first aid and treatment according to radio medical advice. the trailing grit hose snagged on an obstruction. But he declined to give details as the project is still under the auspices of the Dept. the impact inflicted a serious crush and cut injury. Under this system. Earlier. In order to reduce the risk of accidents on board ship. "It's no longer being evaluated. Cmdr. Such illegal activity is also causing financial losses of between USD7 billion and USD12 billion to various industries world-wide. seafarers must get written permission from a senior officer before they can perform hazardous tasks. The "Maestrale" was earlier touted by the DND as the next ships to be acquired for the PN due to its credible missile and anti-submarine capabilities. As the unit toppled over. Gregory Fabic was quoted as saying by PNA. With this conclusion. the Italian-made "Maestrale" frigates are no longer in the running for possible acquisition by the Philippines. wheelmounted unit." Fabic stressed. The conference runs through Thursday. According to Bredima. discussed the effect of sea piracy to the maritime sector. the seaman let go and tried to jump clear. As one person went to free the hose.
the statement further said. Mandue City. Wilson Dieta. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Tuesday identified the stricken vessel as the M/V Angelica Grace. AFP reported.htm (3 of 5) [3/12/2013 3:41:35 PM] . including whether a ransom was paid. with the hostages often released following a ransom payment. South Korea and Australia. INCIDENTS Three oil workers kidnapped off Nigeria released Three crew members of a cargo ship kidnapped by heavily-armed pirates last month off Nigeria have been released. ENVIRONMENT NSW mulls marine parks management overhaul file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. on Monday morning. thanking "governments. have now been released. Israel. is common in the oil-producing Niger Delta region. Nigeria and Togo." The kidnapping of oil workers. All vessels being offered by these nations are brand new.NL MARITIME NEWS These offers came from the United States. This had the effect of causing the vessel to severely list to the starboard and eventually capsized. the company said Monday. Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and top oil producer. but those attacks are considered a different phenomenon. The firm "is pleased and relieved to report that the three officers who were taken from the vessel by armed men 80 miles off the south coast of Nigeria in February and held hostage. cutting the mooring line and resulting in one of their rolling cargoes to shift and bear on the starboard (right) side. Capt. claimed by an Islamist group called Ansaru. rubber boat with outboard motor to assist in the situation. The companies targetted and the security forces rarely comment on the circumstances surrounding the release of hostages." a statement said on Tuesday. roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and mostly Christian south. PNA reported. The owner said the vessel had been "ransacked" by well-armed pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. government agencies and other professionals who assisted in bringing this difficult situation to a close. Neither the Britain-based shipowner nor Nigeria's security forces had previously confirmed the February 7 attack and the nationalities of the sailors have not been disclosed. triggered by a passing vessel. Her skipper. They were "safe and in good spirits" at the time of their release on Monday. The PCG in Cebu immediately deployed an oil spill response team from Maritime Environmental Protection Unit Central Visayas and a team from Special Operations Unit Central Visayas with complete diving gears. There have also been a series of kidnappings in northern Nigeria. a region that includes the waters off Benin. caused the sinking of roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ship which was loading its cargoes off Cabahug Wharf. RORO ship sinks after being hit by spin drift in Cebu A huge spin drift. triggering a spin drift. which caused his vessel to roll and pitched to the port (left) side. said they were loading five eight-wheeler trucks when a still unidentified ship passed close to them. which has been called an emerging piracy hub. Croatia. typically expatriates.
"There is little or no scientific basis for preventing line fishing from land. Two patrol vessels of the "Admiral Clemente" class. It was effective in pursuing smugglers.NL MARITIME NEWS Australia's New South Wales (NSW) administration is considering overhauling measures in managing its marine reserves. maintaining the fundamental sovereignty of Venezuela's waters. Headquartered in La Guaira. SHIPPING DATA BALTIC EXCHANGE file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. according to Environment Minister Robyn Parker. 1980. Starting in the 1940s. New Granada and Ecuador. Under the scheme. four patrol craft of the "Petrel" class. the Guardacostas has six main stations and six satellite stations. MARITIME INSTITUTIONS Comando de Guardacostas The Venezuelan Coastguard is integral to that country's Navy. Ship Lieutentant Pedro Lucas Urribarri was given command of the schooner Independence and commissioned to engage in the functions of a coastguard ship in the area of Cabo Codera and the island of Orchila. The plan drew negative reactions from several quarters who claim that the government is only using the issue to encourage NSW to support its controversial public sector wage laws." she said. Thus began Venezuela's almost two centuries of enforcing its law over the maritime domain. one key change is reopening the state's previously protected areas to fishermen. seven boats of the "Polaris" class. Admiral Lino de Clemente expanded the project of defending the coasts of Venezuela. one vessel type of the "Chichiriviche" class. coastguard vessels were commissioned as ships of the Navy. who were caught on the islands and in the waters near the coasts. and the protection of the marine resources of the country. This same project is carried on in the present day by the Coast Guard Command squadron across all waters. Presently. a hydrographic boat of the "Lely" class. In terms of naval lore. the Guardacostas is responsible for the surveillance of Venezuela's jurisdictional waters In 1825. But when asked if the programme meant a possible reduction of the state's marine estates. A special panel will soon be set up by the NSW government to give advise on how to properly manage the state's reserves. Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson said that the matter would still be studied by the panel. Vargas. The Venezuelan Navy (Fuerzas Navales) by law includes Marines and Coast Guard. The formal creation of the coast guard as a permanent instution was made in September. the government plans to open up an additional 85 kilometres of coastline to line fishing in the state's marine sanctuary. and eight Marine Signalling boats of the "Punta Macolla" class.htm (4 of 5) [3/12/2013 3:41:35 PM] . comprise the coast guard fleet. the coast guard traces its roots to when Venezuela sealed its independence from spain at the heroic naval battle of Lake Maracaibo on 24 July 1823. a harbour tug of the "Captain Fernando Gomez" class. to protect the fledgling country when Spain refused to recognise its independence. as well as the socio-economic impact and marine science that will be involved in the programme. twelve patrol crafts of the "Fascione" class. two boats of the "Los Taques" class.
7212 40.0184 USD in Fgn Currency 0.7146 1.7000 3.9743 0.4929 0.000103 Japan (Yen) Norway (Krone) Philippines (Peso) Poland (Zloty) Russia (Ruble) Singapore (Dollar) 0.2700 5.00 96.1748 0.htm (5 of 5) [3/12/2013 3:41:35 PM] .1608 1.2482 Indonesia (Rupiah) 0.0246 0.7670 54.3149 0.010387 0. +12 +2 Handysize Index BHSI 485 EXCHANGE RATES New York (Mon Cls) Fgn Currency in USD Britain (Pound) Canada (Dollar) China (Yuan) Euro India (Rupee) 1.6698 1.0326 0.0264 6.1800 30.4200 9690.8011 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS.NL MARITIME NEWS Market snapshot: 12:05 GMT Dry Capesize Panamax Supramax Index Index Index Index BDI BCI BPI BSI 847 1260 1128 876 +4 -2 +4 .2205 0.3038 0.
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