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AMSA response to damaged ships to avoid environmental impacts | Instant News

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) successfully brought the damaged vessel to Geraldton Harbor.

The Marshall Islands-flagged carrier MV Barkly Pearl, suffered hull damage and was about 120 kilometers north of Geraldton when AMSA was involved.

Last night, AMSA commissioned a Challenger search and rescue jet to fly over the ship and be able to confirm damage to the starboard side of the ship, which was registering for port.

AMSA General Manager for Response Mark Morrow said there were significant concerns over the integrity of the ship and its ability to reach Indonesia safely, its planned destination.

“We are concerned about the integrity of the ship and potential environmental problems,” said Morrow.

As a result, AMSA issued a Directive for ships to head to safety at Geraldton Harbor.

AMSA officials are currently working with Western Australian authorities to ensure that the ship arrives safely at Geraldton Harbor safely. This includes managing the risk of COVID upon arrival according to State protocol.

The MV Barkly Pearl vision retrieved from the AMSA Challenger search and rescue jet is available via the link in the attached PDF.

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Assistant Secretary David Schenker’s trips to Lebanon, Morocco and the UK | Instant News

Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker will travel to Lebanon, Morocco and the UK October 12 – October 21. Organized by UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis, Assistant Secretary Schenker will facilitate the opening session of negotiations between the Israeli and Lebanese governments on their maritime borders. He will be joined by Ambassador John Desrocher, who will act as US mediator for the negotiations. As announced on October 1, the framework agreement to initiate discussions on maritime boundaries is an important step forward that offers the potential to generate greater stability, security and prosperity for Lebanese and Israeli citizens. In Morocco, Assistant Secretary Schenker, joined by Ambassador David T. Fischer, will meet with government officials to discuss opportunities to enhance economic and security cooperation to further promote the US-Morocco strategic partnership. On 20 October, the Assistant Secretary will travel to London to meet his UK counterparts for discussion on current developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Maritime’s launches a new website | Instant News

KARACHI: Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Haider Zaidi on Friday inaugurated an online portal for seafarers and manning agents as well as ship owners and websites for ports and shipping wings.

The minister said an important milestone had been achieved by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs for data digitization, facilitation of seafarers, crewing agents and ship owners with the inauguration of a one-window online portal.

“The online portal will assist seafarers in issuing seafarer identity cards, seafarer service books, online verification for Visa issuance and resolving other problems they face,” Zaidi said in a statement. “Sailors have to travel to Karachi and face problems because of the red tapism. The portal has provided transparency in the system which will help eradicate malpractice that previously occurred in shipping offices. “


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Pantheon of Greek Shipping – Online Introductory Ceremony | Instant News

Watch the Digital Introduction Ceremony and claim the invaluable ocean view

Epamineondas Thomopoulos’ 100-year-old painting will be presented in a competition to the audience of a special Introducing Ceremony on Monday, October 5, 2020.
Audiences attending the 2020 Digital Introduction Ceremony of the Pantheon of Greek Shipping will have the chance to win a prized Impressionist sea view by the important Greek painter Epamineondas Thomopoulos (1878-1976).
A 100 year old painting that is expected to be won by anyone who quickly and correctly answers the simple questions about Greek maritime history that will be asked at this year’s Internet Introduction Ceremony. The ceremony will be broadcast on Monday, October 5 at 18:00 Athens time.
This special event, available for free viewing, will celebrate Greek shipping, its leaders, its history and culture. In addition to the opening of two new Admissions for 2019, the event will pay tribute to the 30 “Greats” of Greek shipping that have entered the Pantheon of Greek Shipping.
“This year’s Internet Introduction Ceremony provides an opportunity to promote the Pantheon of Greek Shipping to a wider audience and to spread even more of this extraordinary shipping history”, stressed Pantheon founder and director Nigel Lowry.
The competition for Epamineondas Thomopoulos ocean views is conducted in collaboration with Greek Moore Premium Sponsor, who agrees to oversee the competition. The first person to submit the correct answer to Greek Moore will win the council. (see Competition Rules & Conditions).
We thank our event sponsors:
Main Sponsors: ABS, IRI – The Marshall Islands Registry, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., TMS Group and Navios Group.
Premium Sponsors: Bureau Veritas, Citi Private Bank, Moore Greece, and Optima Shipping Service.
Answer: Classification Society of China, ClassNK, Deputy Ministry of Shipping of the Republic of Cyprus, Club Ecali, HSBC – Greece, KPMG, Travel Kyvernitis και Marichem-Marigases Worldwide Services.
The Pantheon of Hellenic Shipping will once again support the charity for Greek children Hellenic Hope with a portion of the sponsorship income from Online Events and we thank Julius Baer Bank for strengthening our support for Hellenic Hope.

The Pantheon of Greek Shipping is dedicated to an impressive personality introduction to the history of Greek shipping, but is also an important information center for the excellent contribution of Greek shipping in Greece and to world trade.
Tune in with us for this unique Online Event, open to all.

Visit www.greekshippinghalloffame.org on Monday 5 October at 18:00 Athens time.


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In sustainable shipping, the challenge of developing a maritime nation is highlighted | Instant News

KARACHI: National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA), Karachi, is hosting a webinar to mark the celebration of World Maritime Day 2020 on Thursday. World Maritime Day is commemorated annually to mark the contribution of the international maritime industry to the world economy and to pay attention to the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”.

Naeem Sarfraz, Chair of the FPCCI Maritime Committee, was the main guest, while leading international and national speakers provided their insights on this year’s theme. Vice Admiral (retired) Abdul Aleem, Director General of NIMA, welcomed the speakers and participants of the webinar and highlighted the importance of sustainable shipping for the environment and its impact on the economy as a fuel for efficiency productivity. NIMA director Commodore (retired) Ali Abbas set the stage by highlighting the importance of the day and the advantages of sustainable shipping and its prospects for Pakistan.

Dr Nazery Khalid provided his intellectual insights on sustainable shipping and the challenges of developing a maritime nation. The PNSC Executive Director, Tariq Majeed, informed the audience of the PNSC’s vision and planning for the dynamics of future shipping. DG’s International Mobile Satellite Organization, Moin Ahmed, explained the issue of satellite navigation for the safety, security and protection of the marine environment and Maersk Pakistan MD, Ms. Aruna Hussain highlighted emerging global regulations and the future of shipping.

At the end of the webinar, featured guest Naeem Sarfraz commended the efforts made by NIMA to bring together maritime professionals and stakeholders to highlight the importance of shipping as the backbone of the maritime industry, its impact on the global economy and environment and prospects for Pakistan. He also hopes that NIMA will continue to play an important role in advocating for superior guidelines and procedures to improve the performance of the shipping industry in a sustainable manner by providing policy recommendations to domestic policy makers. Many participants from academia, foreign policy experts, students, government departments, and think tanks participated actively in this webinar.


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