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Jul 9: Bulk carrier KLIMA collided with bulk carrier SPRING SNOW in the evening Jul 4, both ships were receiving fuel from bunker tankers at the time of an accident, details unknown. SPRING SNOW damages unknown, KLIMA suffered hull breach in cargo hold area, with ensuing water ingress. The ship with 30000 tons of iron ore fines is en route from India to China. Iron ore fines very prone to liquefaction, no information on salvage yet. SPING SNOW arrived at Singapore Anchorage from Argentina on Jul 4.
Jul 10 Update: Total cargo 50,000 Mt; Iron ore fines 30,000 Mt; Iron ore pellets 20,000 Mt; No. 4 Hold flooded; Repairs still to commence.
The fire erupted in the galley of ferry TRANS-ASIA 1, berthed at Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, early in the morning Jul 10. The fire was extinguished in 3 hours, 1 crew sustained slight injuries. The fire was caused by faulty electric wire, in an air vent.
Cargo ship LCT EVELIA on Jul 9 was reported sank in Bight of Bonny, eastern Gulf of Guinea, while en route from Douala Cameroon to Libreville Gabon, halfway between those two ports. Of 13 crew on board, 10 reported rescued, 3 missing.
Regulatory changes India-sea cargo manifest and transshipment regulations’ll be effective since August 1, 2019.
Imports to India:
Shipping lines are required to submit Import manifest details to Indian Customs prior vessel departure from Last port of call before calling India, for all containers which are going to discharge at any port in India or are discharged for Transhipment at any of the ports in India. In order to meet the above requirement, Bill of Lading need to be ready 72 hrs prior to vessel sailing from Last Port of call.
Exports from India:
Shipping Lines are required to submit Export manifest details to Indian Customs prior Sailing of Vessel from India port of loading, for all containers which are loaded on a said vessel from India. In order to meet this requirement, Shipping Instructions would need to be available 48 hrs prior arrival of the vessel at the Indian Port of loading
To adhere to these new timelines, lines will now need:
Shipper’s instruction to be submitted before these deadlines
Shipper’s instructions to include the following mandatory details:
HS Code: 6 Digit HS (Harmonized) Code
IEC Code (Import Export Code) of Consignee
PAN Number of notifying party (if notify party is from India)
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