US federal Court of New Orleans charged chief engineer and owners of the ship MV Joanna (Bulk Carrier) for tamper with Oil discharge monitoring system and oil record book as well. As per the finding of United States Coast Guard, the sensor for the oil content was bypassed by a metal plate. This way sensor was only able to detect clean water, and will not detect the dirty water which is going overboard while pumping out. This is clear violation of MARPOL. Also there were values in oil record book which were falsified. Oil record book is an official and internationally accepted document for recording any kind of operation related to oil on ship. Inspection by USCG carried out on March 11, 2021.
India Gov Gives Permission to Use Chartered Flights for Seafarers A good news coming for the Indian seafarers worldwide. Chartered flights have been given ok to go permission by the ministry of home affairs. Recently one of the manning companies asked for permission to use chartered lights to make a crew change in South Korea, […]
Maersk is actively focused in expanding their e-commerce presence by various acquires they have done in the past. The latest one is HUBB, which is a Portuguese start up using cloud based facilities. This firm has specialization in B2C warehousing for fashion Industry. B2C means from seller to consumer directly with no middle man, usually […]
Sri Lanka is becoming favorite spot among the ship owners for carrying out crew change operations. Seafarers who are coming from sea are signing off and signing on in Colombo and Galle Port as crew change facilities are fully functional here. Also Sri Lanka’s Mattala Airport and Colombo airports are preferred spot for chartered flights […]