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Friday, 19 July 2019
Saudi Arabia ratifies Load Lines and Nairobi Conventions
 
Saudi Arabia has acceded to two IMO treaties – the 1988 Protocol to the International Convention on Load Lines and the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks. A delegation from Saudi Arabia deposited the instruments during the 122nd meeting of the IMO Council in London this week.
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Friday, 19 July 2019
DP World Australia proceeds to more job cuts
 
DP World Australia will release another 100 stevedores in Sydney, as well as 100 stevedores in Melbourne. This decision comes to add to the 47 stevedores that DPWA already fired in Melbourne this week through voluntary redundancies. The ever-increasing of consolidations led to changes to global shipping line services calling Australia. This fact, along with excess stevedoring capacity were the factors which challenged DPWA’s outlook.
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Friday, 19 July 2019
Open tank valve resulted to oil spill in Algoa Bay
 
According to the African News Agency, the oil spill occurring from MV Chrysanthi S was due to a not properly closed tank valve. Although the African authorities managed to contain the oil spill, the damage had already been done. 
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Friday, 19 July 2019
Pakistan International Container Terminal has new rail cargo service
 
International Container Terminal Services Inc. informed that it initiated a rail cargo service between Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan, aiming to enable faster movements of products in its Middle Eastern port. The new rail service is also expected to cut significantly costs to upcountry markets.
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Friday, 19 July 2019
Philippine crewmembers loses life in accident at Port of Savona
 
On July 18, a Philippine crewmember died, after falling from 60 feet into an empty hold on board the bulker Ilektra, at Port of Savona, Italy. When the incident happened, the victim was conducting maintenance works above the hold, local authorities inform, and as a result he was killed instantly.  
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Friday, 19 July 2019
Egyptian government announces shipping incentives
 
In line with its policy to achieve pricing flexibility and as part of its vision to sustainability, the Egyptian Government announced a package of incentives and discounts reaching up to 45% on the fees of navigational aids and lighthouses.
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Friday, 19 July 2019
Arrested OSV shuts down AIS, runs from Aruba’s authorities
 
Maridive 702, an offshore support vessel, was arrested the previous week in Aruba in a court row over $21 million debt. The 2011-built vessel was held on July 14 but it reportedly left without permission, leading local authorities searching for it.  
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Friday, 19 July 2019
US takes down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
 
The US Navy took down an Iranian drone on July 18, after it refused to back down, as President Donald Trump informed. Namely, the USS Boxer destroyed the drone over the Strait of Hormuz, after the drone approached the ship within 1,000 yards. However, Iran stated that it does know about losing a drone. In fact, BBC reports that Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi suggested the US may have downed its own drone by mistake.
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Friday, 19 July 2019
US announces oil and gas lease sale for all available areas in Gulf of Mexico
 
The US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer 77.8 million acres for a region-wide lease sale scheduled for August 21, 2019. The sale would include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Friday, 19 July 2019
Sri Lanka Navy saves vessel from hitting Bonavista coral reef
 
According to the Sri Lanka Navy, a vessel was in distress due to rough weather conditions. General Manager of the Marine Environment Protection Authority Dr. P.B. Turney Pradeep Kumarsa informed that the vessel was washed up ashore.
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