SWZ NEWS

Minimum Wage Act Threatens Dutch Merchant Fleet

February 21, 2019

(SWZ article) The Dutch Minimum Wage Act may in fact be a serious threat to the Dutch merchant fleet.

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Major Dutch Maritime Companies Join Green Maritime Methanol Project

February 21, 2019

A consortium of leading international maritime companies, supported by Maritime Knowledge Centre, have joined forces to further investigate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable alternative transport fuel in the maritime sector. 

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Enclosed Space Entry Aborted

February 21, 2019

(Mars 201904) A tanker was in port to undergo a class survey. Cargo and ballast tanks had been opened and cleared for entry and inspection. 

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DP World Takes over P&O Ferries

February 21, 2019

DP World PLC has acquired the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters (together P&O Ferries).

The company has paid GBP 322 mn (EUR 370.2 mn) for the British ferry operator.

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Near Grounding while Exiting Port

February 20, 2019

(Mars 201903) Before a loaded bulk carrier departed, the master and pilot discussed the pilotage plan, which included the use of four tugs. 

Edited from official ATSB (Australia) report 330-MO-2017-002

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