COS Weekly Newsletter
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau announced updated measures pertaining to cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters this morning. These include: • Cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020. • As of July 1, 2020, all other passenger vessels must follow provincial, territorial, local and regional health authority requirements for timelines and processes to resume operations. • Passenger vessels with the capacity to carry more than 12 persons continue to be prohibited from entering Arctic coastal waters until October 31, 2020. • Essential passenger vessels, such as ferries and water taxis, should continue to operate using mitigation measures.
June 3 - COS Board of Directors Meeting
June 11 - VMAA Annual General Meeting
June 16 - ISSC Annual General Meeting
June 30 - Plimsoll Club Annual General Meeting
July 1 - Canada Day – Office Closed
Ship of the Week
Swire Bulk has taken delivery of the MV Singan, a new log-fitted bulk carrier. The 44,150 cbm vessel will have a strong focus on the log trade in the Pacific and South Atlantic and embarked on its maiden voyage at the end of April. The newbuild is designed for optimal speed and consumption at 12.5 knots in the laden condition. It is also equipped with eco-efficiency additions of the rudder bulb, wake fin and pre-swirl will improve vessel hull efficiency. MV Singan is the first ship delivered in a wider orderbook of ten bulk vessels to be built in Japan. The remaining vessels are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2021.
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