KR Ship recycling yard received green certificate
The KR Ship Recycling Yard has achieved a significant milestone by receiving a green certificate, signifying its transformation into an environmentally friendly facility. To attain this recognition, KR had to meet the stringent criteria set by two international certification bodies in the ship breaking sector. Taslim Uddin, the owner of the yard, proudly announced that they obtained certificates from Bureau Veritas, a reputable French company specializing in testing, inspection, and certification, as well as from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, a respected ship classification society in Japan. This achievement makes KR Ship Recycling Yard one of the few in the country to be awarded this prestigious certification.
Sri Lanka to laid down SOP for ports
In response to concerns raised by India, the Sri Lankan government is taking proactive measures to address the issue of port calls by Chinese vessels. Sri Lanka is in the process of drafting new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for visits by foreign ships and aircraft, including military assets. These SOPs will outline guidelines and specify the types of vessels permitted to enter Sri Lanka’s ports and territorial waters. The authorities in Colombo are expected to officially announce these SOPs soon, aiming to establish a structured framework for foreign ship visits while addressing the concerns expressed by India.
Nigerian Navy Captures Eight Suspected Stowaways on Foreign Ship in Lagos
Early Thursday morning, the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT patrol team made a significant discovery during their routine check of the maritime area. Eight individuals, later identified as John Festus (30), Kingsley James (34), Egborjede Christopher (43), Lucky Iweru (46), Frank Uche (33), Omosheri Wilson (33), Lisa Segun (37), and Abu Majid (25), were found hiding onboard the foreign ship CHARMINAR PANAMA.
The suspects had attempted to escape the country by stowing away on the vessel within the Lagos anchorage. The Navy team, led by Sub Lieutenant H.A. Collins, apprehended these stowaways around 2 a.m. inside the vessel’s rudder compartment. Along with the arrests, the Navy seized various items such as mobile phones, provisions, and miscellaneous goods during the operation.