Maritime Bulletin Daily Mar 30 – 31 – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 370 Accidents• COSCO bulk carrier Captain died on board, reportedly from coronavirus• Bulk carrier aground, Parana river• Bulk carrier aground, South America• Chinese freighter sank after collision with fishing vessel, East China sea• General cargo ship missing in South China sea, contacts lost since Mar 27• Chinese bulk carrier disabled, anchored, Japan• CMA CGM mega container ship stranded, waiting for virus test result• Aground and Not Under Command vessels Worldwide Alerts (3+3 ships) Details for subscribers only.For annual subscription, contact [email protected] Comments comments Author // Mikhail Voytenko My…

US warship captain seeks crew isolation as virus spreads

The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore, which would take the warship out of duty in an effort to save lives. The ship is docked in Guam. In a memo to Navy leaders, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating, and said that removing all but 10% of the crew is a “necessary risk” in order…

Rain, lower temperature to hit parts of Kingdom, ministry says

Parts of Cambodia are expected to experience medium to heavy rain from April 2-7 with temperatures ranging from 24 o 37C across the country, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said. A ministry notice said Cambodia would experience low pressure systems and winds from the South China Sea from April 1-7, which will likely bring rainfall to the central plains, the northeastern highland and the coast. The central plains and northwest region are expected to see medium to heavy rainfall from April 2-6, while the northeastern highland area can…

The Reemergence of the State in the Time of COVID-19

Once upon a time, there was an illusion that the state would disappear. It was the fiction Marxists told each other at bedtime, and it was the lie of the Communists, once they had seized state power. For even as they built up their police apparatus and their archipelago of gulags, they kept promising that one day the state would eventually disappear.  Of course, in a sense, they were right because Communism ended and so did the Communist states in Russia and Eastern Europe. Yet the death of those regimes…

PTAS Aker Solutions to provide offshore M&M services to BSP

Shell selects Aker Solutions for brownfield services work in Brunei. Credit: Aker Solutions. A joint venture between Norwegian oilfield services firm Aker Solutions and Malaysia’s PTAS has agreed to provide offshore maintenance and modification (M&M) services to Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP). Under the five-year agreement, joint venture PTAS Aker Solutions will maintain and upgrade more than 200 offshore assets to maintain production levels. PTAS Aker Solutions will ensure continuous service delivery to BSP. It will manage work from its premises in Kuala Belait, Brunei. Aker Solutions has accounted the NOK4bn…

Japanese Naval Ship Involved in Collision With Chinese Fishing Vessel in East China Sea – The Diplomat

Flashpoints | Security | East Asia The incident resulted in damage to JS Shimakaze. Advertisement A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) warship was involved in a collision with a Chinese fishing vessel, the Japan Coast Guard said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday in international waters off the coast of Shanghai in the East China Sea. According to Japanese authorities, no crew were injured in the incident. The Self-Defense Forces’ Joint Staff added that the incident took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday. The MSDF vessel involved was JS Shimakaze, a Hatakaze-class…

Past In Review for March 31 – News – The Repository

100 YEARS AGO (1920) — Mount Union was preparing to host what was believed to be the largest gathering of high school athletes ever held in Ohio (up to that time) when the annual Mount Meet was to combine with the second annual Northeastern Ohio High School Association Meet, held the previous year in Wooster. It was estimated that 50 schools and 500 athletes were to compete in the event on May 15. — Alliance Municipal Court Judge M.C. Moore handed out fines totaling $2,400 to eight violators of liquor…

Virus-hit military races to keep up

The Pentagon is struggling to stay ahead of the expanding coronavirus pandemic as early missteps start piling up, a scattershot response sows confusion and the Navy is forced to sideline an aircraft carrier. The USS Theodore Roosevelt, a 5,000-person aircraft carrier meant to be patrolling the Pacific and South China Sea, is instead sitting dockside in Guam indefinitely as the number of infected sailors rises daily. Infections started cropping up after an early March port call in Vietnam, which Pentagon leaders say had about 16 known virus cases at the…

China Chases Indonesia’s Fishing Fleets, Staking Claim to Sea’s Riches

NATUNA ISLANDS, Indonesia — Dedi knows where the fish run strongest in Indonesian waters off the Natuna islands. The Chinese know, too. Backed by armed Chinese Coast Guard ships, Chinese fishing fleets have been raiding the rich waters of the South China Sea that are internationally recognized as exclusively Indonesia’s to fish. While Mr. Dedi catches the traditional way, with nets and lines, the steel Chinese trawlers scrape the bottom of the sea, destroying other marine life. So not only does the Chinese trawling breach maritime borders, it also leaves…