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MAY 2016 HEADLINES
Safmarine moves headquarters to South Africa
10 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Safmarine, the international container carrier focused on trade to and from Africa, West and Central Asia, will relocate its head office to Cape Town, South Africa.  Safmarine was established in South Africa in 1946 and was acquired by Maersk Line in 1999.  Since 2012, Safmarine's head office has been located in Copenhagen.  "Safmarine has a clear strategy and strong outlook.  And Africa is core to the Safmarine strategy.  Therefore it is an obvious choice to move Safmarine's head office to Cape Town in South Africa," says Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Line.  


Significant gas discovery offshore Senegal
09 May 2016

SENEGAL:  Kosmos Energy has announced that its Teranga-1exploration well offshore Senegal has made a significant gas discovery.  Located in the Cayar Offshore Profond block approximately 65km north-west of Dakar in nearly 1,800m of water, the Teranga-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 4,485m.  The well encountered 31m of net gas pay in a good quality reservoir in the lower Cenomanian objective.  Well results confirm that a prolific inboard gas fairway extends approximately 200km from the Marsouin-1 well in Mauritania through the Greater Tortue area on the maritime boundary to the Teranga-1 in Senekal.


Two tugboats launched in Durban
06 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Two more of the nine powerful tugboats being built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) were launched today in Durban at Southern African Shipyards facilities in the port. Qunu and Cormorant form part of the TNPA’s R1.4 billion contract to renew their tug fleet.


SAMSA issues new Certificate for Seafarers
05 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Centre for Seafarers has launched a new Certificate for Seafarers to comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention) and the Merchant Shipping Regulations, 2013, as amended (the Regulations).  SAMSA plans to commence issuing the new certificates from 9 May 2016.


New transshipment service to Africa
04 May 2016

AFRICA:  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' (WWL) new RoRo connection to Africa will link major exporters in Asia, Oceania and North America with key ports in Central and West Africa.  WWL will ship the goods from Asia, North America and Oceania to either Zeebrugge or Antwerp in Europe, where they will be transshipped to WWL's partner's RoRo vessels servicing West and Central Africa.  WWL will provide the through bill of lading covering the cargo from the first port of load to the final port of discharge.


First oil production from Aje field
04 May 2016

NIGERIA: Panoro Energy ASA has announced that the first oil production from Aje Field offshore Lagos commenced yesterday. Subsea installation activities have been underway at Aje since January and were completed in early March ready for the hook-up to the Front Puffin FPSO. 


 

Safmarine moves headquarters to South Africa
10 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Safmarine, the international container carrier focused on trade to and from Africa, West and Central Asia, will relocate its head office to Cape Town, South Africa.  Safmarine was established in South Africa in 1946 and was acquired by Maersk Line in 1999.  Since 2012, Safmarine's head office has been located in Copenhagen.  "Safmarine has a clear strategy and strong outlook.  And Africa is core to the Safmarine strategy.  Therefore it is an obvious choice to move Safmarine's head office to Cape Town in South Africa," says Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Line.  


Significant gas discovery offshore Senegal
09 May 2016

SENEGAL:  Kosmos Energy has announced that its Teranga-1exploration well offshore Senegal has made a significant gas discovery.  Located in the Cayar Offshore Profond block approximately 65km north-west of Dakar in nearly 1,800m of water, the Teranga-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 4,485m.  The well encountered 31m of net gas pay in a good quality reservoir in the lower Cenomanian objective.  Well results confirm that a prolific inboard gas fairway extends approximately 200km from the Marsouin-1 well in Mauritania through the Greater Tortue area on the maritime boundary to the Teranga-1 in Senekal.


Two tugboats launched in Durban
06 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Two more of the nine powerful tugboats being built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) were launched today in Durban at Southern African Shipyards facilities in the port. Qunu and Cormorant form part of the TNPA’s R1.4 billion contract to renew their tug fleet.


SAMSA issues new Certificate for Seafarers
05 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Centre for Seafarers has launched a new Certificate for Seafarers to comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention) and the Merchant Shipping Regulations, 2013, as amended (the Regulations).  SAMSA plans to commence issuing the new certificates from 9 May 2016.


New transshipment service to Africa
04 May 2016

AFRICA:  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' (WWL) new RoRo connection to Africa will link major exporters in Asia, Oceania and North America with key ports in Central and West Africa.  WWL will ship the goods from Asia, North America and Oceania to either Zeebrugge or Antwerp in Europe, where they will be transshipped to WWL's partner's RoRo vessels servicing West and Central Africa.  WWL will provide the through bill of lading covering the cargo from the first port of load to the final port of discharge.


First oil production from Aje field
04 May 2016

NIGERIA: Panoro Energy ASA has announced that the first oil production from Aje Field offshore Lagos commenced yesterday. Subsea installation activities have been underway at Aje since January and were completed in early March ready for the hook-up to the Front Puffin FPSO. 


 

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New degrees for seafarers, World Maritime Day Theme, Lawhill Maritime Centre

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Piracy, stowaways, armed guards, vessel security, African naval capacity.

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Piracy News & Figures

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre PRC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation funded purely on voluntary contributions. The PRC forms an essential part in the response process of dealing with worldwide piracy and armed robbery.


UPDATED 05 February 2015

Worldwide Incidents 2015: 
Total Incidents Worldwide: 14 reported incidents 

For more information pleasecontact the IMB on +44 (0) 20 7423 6960


Twitter: Follow Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/IMB_Piracy
 
 

Piracy News & Figures

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre PRC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation funded purely on voluntary contributions. The PRC forms an essential part in the response process of dealing with worldwide piracy and armed robbery.


UPDATED 05 February 2015

Worldwide Incidents 2015: 
Total Incidents Worldwide: 14 reported incidents 

For more information pleasecontact the IMB on +44 (0) 20 7423 6960


Twitter: Follow Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/IMB_Piracy
 
 









 









 

NEWS LINKS:

 

IMO promotes green shipping at IFT summit
19/05/2016  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted IMO's work to promote green and sustainable shipping at the ITF Green and Inclusive Transport Summit 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.

IMO workshop promotes energy efficiency measures
18/05/2016  An IMO workshop is raising awareness of the organisation's regulatory regime dealing with improving energy efficiency and the control of GHG emissions from ships.

Working towards oceans beyond piracy
05/05/2016  IMO's work to address maritime piracy has been highlighted at the launch of The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) report on "The State of Maritime Piracy 2015 - Assessing the Economic and Human Cost of Piracy" in London.

ICT experts put sustainability on the agenda
26/04/2016  Information and communication technology experts throughout the UN system met in Vienna this month to discuss a digital agenda action plan to support programmes within UN organisations and help bring the Sustainable Development Goals to fruition.

Supporting Kenya's maritime security
22/04/2016  IMO is leading a maritime security table-top exercise in Mombasa, Kenya, as part of the Organisation's continuing work to implement the Dijbouti Code of Conduct.

 

 

IMO promotes green shipping at IFT summit
19/05/2016  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted IMO's work to promote green and sustainable shipping at the ITF Green and Inclusive Transport Summit 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.

IMO workshop promotes energy efficiency measures
18/05/2016  An IMO workshop is raising awareness of the organisation's regulatory regime dealing with improving energy efficiency and the control of GHG emissions from ships.

Working towards oceans beyond piracy
05/05/2016  IMO's work to address maritime piracy has been highlighted at the launch of The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) report on "The State of Maritime Piracy 2015 - Assessing the Economic and Human Cost of Piracy" in London.

ICT experts put sustainability on the agenda
26/04/2016  Information and communication technology experts throughout the UN system met in Vienna this month to discuss a digital agenda action plan to support programmes within UN organisations and help bring the Sustainable Development Goals to fruition.

Supporting Kenya's maritime security
22/04/2016  IMO is leading a maritime security table-top exercise in Mombasa, Kenya, as part of the Organisation's continuing work to implement the Dijbouti Code of Conduct.

 

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