MARITIME NEWS

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
International maritime news for seafarers
EC clarifies rules on cabotage & reports on
developments in maritime transport
The European Commission (EC has pro!ided new "uidan#e on the interpretation of the
re"ulation to pro!ide #a$ota"e within a mem$er state, thus pro!idin" an internal mar%et for the
pro!ision of maritime transport ser!i#es& Competent authorities will now ha!e more le"al
#ertainty when awardin" pu$li# ser!i#e #ontra#ts and imposin" pu$li# ser!i#e o$li"ations&
'hipowners will also $enefit from more le"al #larity, allowin" them to $etter or"anise their
$usiness in Europe&
European Commission (i#e)*resident 'iim +allas, responsi$le for ,o$ility and Transport, said-
.The internal mar%et for maritime transport ser!i#es is important to the performan#e of the
European e#onomy and for the /uality of life and prosperity of maritime re"ions& ,em$er 'tates0
authorities need #lear rules on how to ensure ade/uate lin%s to islands and peripheral re"ions
that are parti#ularly dependent on maritime transport&.
.We ha!e e1plained !ery #arefully where!er #larifi#ation was needed& These updated
interpretati!e "uidelines pro!ide #larity and will enhan#e le"al #ertainty for all maritime #a$ota"e
a#tors in the E2,. +allas said in a press release&
The new "uidan#e updates the pre!ious EC0s "uidan#e in order to ali"n it to re#ent E2 law and
#ase)law of the Court of 3usti#e& In future, there will $e more fle1i$ility in definin" the duration of
pu$li# ser!i#e #ontra#ts& The new "uidan#e is presented in the interest of transparen#y and le"al
#ertainty to help e1plain the E2 rules to all a#tors who wish to ma%e use of it&
Amon"st other thin"s the interpretati!e #ommuni#ation adopted pro!ides updated "uidan#e on-
the s#ope of the freedom to pro!ide ser!i#es in the maritime #a$ota"e se#tor4 who en5oys that
freedom and whi#h ser!i#es the 6e"ulation #o!ers4 the award pro#edure for pu$li# ser!i#e
#ontra#ts4 the duration of pu$li# ser!i#e #ontra#ts4 the mannin" rules on !essels pro!idin"
maritime #a$ota"e, the appli#ation of 6e"ulation (EC 7o 138092008 of the European
*arliament and of the Coun#il on pu$li# passen"er transport ser!i#es $y rail and $y road and
repealin" Coun#il 6e"ulations (EEC 7o 11:19;: and 1108980 to maritime #a$ota"e ser!i#es
and transitional arran"ements for Croatia&
SAFETY STUDY
OIL SPILL DURIN !UN"ERIN
What was thou"ht to $e 5ust a minor indentation after #onta#t with a #on#rete wall turned out to
$e a near)disaster in the ma%in" for a tan%er !essel&
N#RR#$I%E
When enterin" a #anal lo#% with a pilot on $oard, a tan%er !essel hit the #on#rete wall 5ust
outside the lo#%, #ausin" an indentation aft of star$oard 5ust outside the 7o; fuel oil tan%& The
dama"e was inspe#ted $y the master, the pilot and lo#% personnel, who a"reed the only
dama"e !isi$le was an indentation& 7o #ra#% was o$ser!ed& There was no dama"e to the lo#%&
They a"reed there was only minor dama"e and no further reportin" to shore authorities was
needed& <urin" the #anal transit, the master informed the !essel mana"er, who a"reed that it
was a minor matter without need for further a#tion& The #lass so#iety was not informed&
Appro1imately one wee% later the !essel was s#heduled to load hea!y fuel oil (=>? and marine
"as oil (,@?& The only a!aila$le tan% for the =>? was the 7o; star$oard tan%& A total of :0
#u$i# metres =>? and 30 #u m of ,@? was to $e loaded& The operation was #ondu#ted $ased
on the 'hip$oard ?il *ollution Emer"en#y *lan& When the =>? $un%erin" was a$out A0B
#ompleted, the duty AC o$ser!ed an oil film on the water aft&
The master immediately stopped the pumps usin" the normal stop on the $rid"e& It was
dis#o!ered that =>? was lea%in" from a #ra#% star$oard side aft& An oil $oom was deployed and
the =>? already re#ei!ed was transferred to other oil tan%s& An estimated 400)D00 litres lea%ed&
A pollution #ontrol !essel inspe#tion and a heli#opter aerial sur!ey re!ealed no further
en!ironmental pollution&
#N#L&SIS #ND CONCLUSION
The #onta#t with the the #on#rete wall when enterin" the lo#% #aused an indentation $ut no
#ra#% in the ship0s side& =owe!er, the dama"e #aused a deterioration of the stru#tural stren"th in
this area& The stresses of the steel #aused $y the mo!ement of the sea durin" su$se/uent
!oya"es #aused a #ra#% to de!elop&
The #lass sur!eyor inspe#ted the dama"e to the ship0s side ori"inatin" from hittin" the lo#%
entran#e& =e found a #ra#% in hull outside the 7o; star$oard =>? tan%& The #ra#% was
appro1imately A#m in len"th $y 1&D#m in width& 'our#e- <,AIC
'adagascar launc(es operation to prevent oil
spill
An emer"en#y operation has $een laun#hed $y ,ada"as#ar to pre!ent a stri#%en tan%er from
unleashin" 10,000 #u$i# metres of #rude oil into the post#ard)perfe#t Emerald 'ea off the
#ountry0s north #oast&
*ollution pre!ention team has $een sent to the Indian ?#ean Island after the Cahamian)fla""ed
ship ran a"round last Thursday, 3erome 'am$alis of ,ada"as#ar0s port authority said&
'am$alis #onfirmed that one of the ship0s two hulls was $adly dama"ed&
.The ship0s owners ha!e #hartered an air#raft from 'outh Afri#a to send a spe#ialised team and
e/uipment,. he said, addin" that the #rude #an $e pumped out of the ship and put into another
ship, whi#h is arri!in" from the 'ey#helles&
A##ordin" to 'am$alis, the 120)metre !essel ran a"round due to human error&
Sub records detailed images of ))II *rec+
An unmanned su$marine has re#orded some of the most detailed ima"es of two Ameri#an ships
that san% off the #oast of En"land durin" WWII, a##ordin" to the ,assa#husetts #ompany that
sur!eyed the wre#%a"e to mar% the disaster0s 80th anni!ersary&
Courne, ,ass&)$ased =ydroid said that they are the first hi"h)definition sonar ima"es of two
ships sun% $y @erman for#es durin" E1er#ise Ti"er, a rehearsal for the <)<ay in!asion& The
torpedo atta#% on April 2A, 1:44, #laimed the li!es of 84: 2' soldiers and sailors&
6i#hard .Cun"y. Williams, a re"ional mana"er for =ydroid Europe, said the #ompany was
interested in e1plorin" the area $e#ause of the up#omin" anni!ersary of the atta#%& =e said the
ima"es will $e donated to the 2+0s 7ational Ar#hi!e and lo#al memorials&
The autonomous undersea !ehi#le re#orded ima"es of the two $oats a$out D0 metres $eneath
the surfa#e of the En"lish Channel& Williams said di!ers ha!e a##essed the site $efore, $ut the
su$marine pro!ided the hi"hest /uality ima"es yet, in#ludin" one showin" a $oat0s upturned
stern&
.2sin" the A2( we #ould "et down !ery #lose to the wre#%,. he said& =ydroid, a su$sidiary of
+on"s$er" ,aritime, manufa#tures the !ehi#les&
The #asualties from E1er#ise Ti"er were one of the least %nown Allied disasters of WWII& >ast)
mo!in" @erman torpedo $oats happened upon the #on!oy, san% two ships and $adly dama"ed
a third durin" the pra#ti#e run for the in!asion&
The sur!i!ors were warned to %eep it se#ret, and the #asualties were not announ#ed until nearly
two months after the 7ormandy in!asion& >ull details were not %nown until 1:84, when the
re#ords were de#lassified&
An annual wreath)layin" to honour the !i#tims is s#heduled for ,onday at 2' Coast @uard
'tation Carne"at Ei"ht in 7ew 3ersey& (A*
Iceberg t*ice t(e si,e of #tlanta moving into
ocean
An i#e$er" with an area almost twi#e the siFe of Atlanta is driftin" into the o#ean off Antar#ti#a
and #ould threaten shippin" lanes in the 'outhern ?#ean durin" the Antar#ti# winter, s#ientists
said in a report from 7A'A0s Earth ?$ser!atory&
The i#e island, %nown as i#e$er" C31, #o!ers 2DD s/uare miles and is estimated to $e almost a
third of a mile thi#%, the report said&
A##ordin" to 7A'A, the i#e$er" C31 #al!ed off Antar#ti#a0s *ine Island @la#ier last 7o!em$er,
ha!in" $ein" first spotted in 2011&
'in#e 7o!em$er, the i#e$er" has drifted out of *ine Island Cay and into the Amundsen 'ea off
the western side of Antar#ti#a&
.The i#e$er" is now well out of *ine Island Cay and will soon 5oin the more "eneral flow in the
'outhern ?#ean, whi#h #ould $e east or west in this re"ion,. i#e$er" resear#her @rant Ci"" from
the 2ni!ersity of 'heffield in En"land said&
PIRACY
I'!- Pirates +idnap . cre*/ rob oil tan+er
*irates, armed with pistols and paran"s, ro$$ed a 3apanese oil tan%er in the 'trait of ,ala##a,
%idnappin" three of its #rew and stealin" se!eral million litres of diesel fuel it was #arryin"&
Criefin" the media, 7oel Choon", head of the International ,aritime Cureau0s +uala Eumpur)
$ased pira#y reportin" #entre, said that the atta#% o##urred early Tuesday a$out 1; nauti#al
miles off ,alaysia0s West Coast&
A##ordin" to reports, the tan%er was en route from 'in"apore to ,yanmar&
.The in#ident o##urred at a$out 1am (1D00 @,T and it was only realised $y the #rew mem$ers
when they saw a$out fi!e or si1 men armed with a pistol and a (ma#hete a$oard the ship,.
7orFaid ,uhammad 'aid, poli#e #ommander of near$y *ort +lan", said&
The ship is #urrently $erthed off *ort +lan", ,alaysia0s main port and an in!esti"ation is
underway, 7orFaid added&
Atta#%s in the 'trait of ,ala##a had dropped in re#ent years followin" stepped)up patrols and
#o)operation $etween nei"h$ourin" #ountries to se#ure waterways& (With inputs from A>*
INCIDENTS
Large *ave stri+es cargo s(ip/ . cre*members
in0ured
A lar"e wa!e hit a DA8)foot #ar"o ship sailin" in the @ulf of Alas%a D00 miles to the south of
+odia% on 'unday afternoon, in5urin" three of its #rewmem$ers&
The 2' Coast @uard was #onta#ted $y the master of the Ei$erian)fla""ed #ar"o !essel to report
that three #rewmen had sustained multiple in5uries after $ein" hit $y a lar"e wa!e&
Weather on the s#ene was reported to $e #loudy with :)foot seas and winds up to 23 mph&
The Coast @uard laun#hed the two ,=);0 3ayhaw% heli#opters and an =C)130 =er#ules
airplane #rew and safely lifted the three #rewmem$ers from the !essel while it was a$out 200
miles south of +odia%&
They re#ei!ed initial #are in +odia% $efore $ein" transported !ia Eife,ed Alas%a 5et to
An#hora"e for further treatment&
$*o s(ips collide off Net(erlands coast
A Croatian ship has #ollided with a 'in"apore)fla""ed ship off the 7etherlands #oast&
The 1A0)metre Croatian ship was on its way to the 6ussian #ity of 't *eters$ur"&
There are no reports of any in5uries& Eo#al authorities are in!esti"atin" the dama"e and the
#ause of the #ollision&
HI-TECH
'#N Diesel & $urbo read1 to support I'O $ier
III
,A7 <iesel G Tur$o is ready for International ,aritime ?r"anisation (I,? Tier III re"ulations,
<r 'tephan Timmermann, ,A7 <iesel G Tur$o E1e#uti!e Coard ,em$er responsi$le for ,arine
'ystems and After 'ales, said&
<r Timmermann reiterated- .We are ready for I,? Tier III&. .We ha!e the te#hnolo"ies in pla#e
to support our #ustomers for this new era of en!ironmentally effi#ient shippin"& I am pleased that
the adoption of the I,? re"ulations will sa!e us from mushroomin" national re"ulations& 7ow we
ha!e a #lear set of rules,. Timmermann said in a press release&
2nderpinnin" its te#hnolo"i#al readiness, the #ompany0s Chief Te#hnolo"y ?ffi#er, <r =ans)?
3es%e, said- .E1haust @as 6e#ir#ulation and 'ele#ti!e Catalyti# 6edu#tion are te#hnolo"ies we
not only ha!e a!aila$le $ut ha!e operational e1perien#e with&.
In this respe#t, <anish !essel *etunia 'eaways is e/uipped with an ,A7 'C6 system that has
relia$ly operated for :,000 hours to date and follows the world0s first Tier)III)#ompliant, two)
stro%e en"ine that was $uilt $y =ita#hi Hosen Corporation in 3apan for a "eneral #ar"o #arrier in
2011&
'imilarly, the #ompany re#ei!ed its first #ommer#ial order for an E@6 system, to $e applied
a$oard a 4,D00)TE2 ,aers% Eine #ontainer new$uildin", in 2012& The system will $e fully
inte"rated with the !essel0s main two)stro%e en"ine, to $e $uilt $y =yundai =ea!y Industries0
en"ine G ma#hinery di!ision&
,A7 <iesel G Tur$o has also introdu#ed dual)fuel en"ines that #an operate on #lean)$urnin"
"as in order to meet the Tier III #hallen"e& The two)stro%e, hi"h)pressure ,E)@I and four)stro%e,
D19;0<> en"ines were su##essfully introdu#ed in 2013 and 2012 respe#ti!ely and offer
shipowners and operators the option of usin" either =>? or "as, dependin" on emission and
pri#e parameters&
E1perts a#ross all dis#iplines at ,A7 #onsider that emissions re"ulation will remain a %ey dri!er
for maritime te#hnolo"y de!elopment&
SHIPPING DATA
!#L$IC E2C3#NE
Market snapshot: 11:00 GMT
Dry Index BDI 939 +9
Capesize Index BCI 1616 +2
!ana"ax Index B!I #2# +16
$%pra"ax Index B$I 909 +1
E2C3#NE R#$ES
&e' (ork )T%e C*s+
,-n C%rren.y /$D in ,-n
in /$D C%rren.y
Britain )!o%nd+ 106#22 00911
Canada )Do**ar+ 009062 101029
China )(%an+ 001603 60232#
3%ro 103#03 00221
India )4%pee+ 000161 600#210
Indonesia )4%piah+ 000000#6 116000
5apan )(en+ 00009213 10206100
&or'ay )6rone+ 001669 09933
!hi*ippines )!eso+ 000221 11000
!o*and )7*oty+ 003293 300100
4%ssia )4%8*e+ 0002#0 302026
$in-apore )Do**ar+ 002961 10261
/kraine )9ry:nia+ 000##9 110221