Ten Indian seafarers are still unaccounted for following the sinking of the 57,367 dwt bulk carrier Emerald Star in the morning hours of October 13, according to data provided by India’s Ministry of External Affairs.The ship was sailing some 280 km east of the northern tip of the Philippines when it sent out a distress signal due to rough weather brought by a typhoon in the area.At the time, there were a total of 26 seafarers on board the vessel, 16 of which were rescued by nearby ships after the 2010-built vessel sank.There were 26 Indians on board the ship Emerald Star. Amongst them 16 have been rescued and 10 are still missing. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 16, 2017The current search and rescue operation includes a number of Japanese coast guard units as well as Indian Navy’s P81. Relevant authorities earlier said that the efforts are hampered by inclement weather at the site.World Maritime News contacted India’s Ministry of External Affairs for an update on the search and rescue operation, however, they are yet to reply.The Hong Kong-flagged ship was on its way from Indonesia to the port of Lianyungang in China when it encountered difficult weather conditions in the Pacific.World Maritime News Staff
The Port of Blyth is investing GBP 12 million in terminal infrastructure and the construction of new warehousing, as well as strengthening quays and installing new cranes.Source: Port of BlythThe investment will come through the new banking facility with Lloyds Bank, enabling the port to commence with the second phase of expansion.Chief Executive of the Port, Martin Lawlor, said: “The new arrangement with Lloyd’s allows us to move swiftly forward with a number of important investments that are crucial to the Port’s ambitious growth plans.”According to the port, this expansion has required a record level of investment set to support key developments to serve offshore wind clients, among other clients from the offshore energy, dry and liquid bulk sectors.Oran Robson, Finance Director at Port of Blyth, said: “The potential at the Port across numerous sectors is huge, but to make the most of those opportunities and to ensure we continue to diversify our offering to protect the business’ long-term security, it’s crucial we invest now.”Engagement in projects such as EDF’s Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm and the North Sea Link interconnector with Norway continue to highlight the port’s progress, the port said, emphasizing that the new investments and developments will open new jobs.“This series of developments will facilitate a large number of new jobs on Port land as we aim to double the number of those employed on site from 500 to over 1000 in five to ten years. These ventures will also act as a catalyst for growth in the local economy and will no doubt stimulate inward investment into the town,” Robson said.
MONTREAL (AP) — Henri Richard (ahn-REE’ ree-SHAHRD’), the speedy center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, has died. He was 84.His death Friday was announced by the team. Richard had Alzheimer’s disease.Richard was captain of the Canadiens from 1971 to his retirement in 1975, succeeding the legendary Jean Beliveau, with whom he shares the record of playing 20 seasons for the NHL club. He was better known as the younger brother of superstar Maurice “Rocket” Richard and was nicknamed the Pocket Rocket for his 5-foot-7, 160-pound frame.Henri Richard played 1,256 regular-season games, another Canadiens record. He scored 358 goals and had 1,046 points, third in team history behind Guy Lafleur and Beliveau. He added 129 points in 180 playoff games.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR Update on the latest sports March 6, 2020 Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori also said that 140 children will not be sent to Greece to give the flame a send-off on March 19. The Olympic torch will be lighted on March 12 in a ceremony in Greece and then flown to Japan to arrive on March 20. It is to arrive in Miyagi in northern Japan at a Japan Air Self-Defense base.The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have repeated over and over that the Olympics will open as scheduled, and the Paralympics are set to begin on Aug. 25. Virologists, however, say it’s impossible to tell if the spreading virus will allow that to happen, and a cancellation or a postponement are possible. Twelve deaths in Japan have been attributed to the virus. China is reporting more than 3,000 deaths from the virus. Outbreaks are surging in Italy, Iran, and South Korea.Despite the spreading virus, Tokyo Olympic organizers finally held a test event Friday, after postponing several. A sport climbing event was allowed to go ahead, with a few restrictions: no fans and no top athletes. Instead they used amateurs to test the climbing facility.Almost all sports events and large gatherings have been shut down in Japan.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Associated Press Williams, the Jets’ first-round draft pick last season, was arrested at LaGuardia on Thursday night on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.The Port Authority Police Department, which patrols the airport, said Williams has a permit in his home state of Alabama for the Glock 19 pistol he was carrying onto the flight but does not have a gun permit in New York. The gun was not loaded, they said.Williams was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick last year out of the University of Alabama. He played in 13 games as a rookie, including nine starts, and had 31 tackles with 2 1/2 sacks and a fumble recovery for the Jets.NHL-OBIT-HENRI RICHARDHenri Richard, winner of 11 Cups with Canadiens, dies at 84 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-JETS-WILLIAMS ARRESTEDCourt date for Jets’ Quinnen Williams after airport gun bustNEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has been ticketed and given a court date after trying to board a plane a New York’s LaGuardia Airport while carrying a gun. The 28-year-old Fujimori — who finished fourth at the 2016 Olympics in the 200-meter medley, won by Michael Phelps — has been banned through Dec. 31, 2020.The two-year ban could have been cut had he been able to prove why the substance was present.VIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSTokyo organizers scale back arrival ceremony for Olympic torchTOKYO (AP) — The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday said organizers are downsizing the arrival ceremony in Japan for the Olympic torch on March 20 because of the spreading coronavirus. More sporting events affected by spreading virusMILAN (AP) — More cycling races were canceled Friday and more soccer matches will be played in empty stadiums because of the virus outbreak spreading around the world.RCS Sport, which organizes cycling events in Italy, canceled the Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo races as well as the Giro di Sicilia. On Thursday, the Strade Bianche men’s and women’s races were canceled.Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo were scheduled for this month, while the Giro di Sicilia was due to take place from April 1-4.The canceled races will have implications as riders prepare for the year’s biggest events, such as the Giro d’Italia (May 9-31) and the Tour de France (June 27-July 19). The Tour is slated to start a week earlier this year to avoid conflict with the Tokyo Olympics. The Italian government issued a decree on Wednesday that all sporting events in the country must take place without spectators until April 3. That includes Serie A, Italy’s top soccer league.Many sporting events in other countries have also been canceled, postponed or held in empty stadiums. University of Michigan won’t change investigation into abuseANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said Friday that it will not change the way it is handling the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan.The university said in a statement from President Mark Schlissel and the board of regents: “We have met with, and sought counsel from, survivors, doctors and mental health experts and believe we are overseeing a process that will ultimately serve as the best course of action for the survivors and University community.”The statement came in response to calls by accusers and their lawyers for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to investigate. Nessel said Thursday she would welcome a request from the university to investigate but first asked for a commitment of full cooperation, including waiving all privilege over documents and other information. She also said the Legislature should commit to funding an investigation.Numerous men have alleged that Dr. Robert Anderson sexually assaulted them while they were members of the football, hockey and wrestling teams in the 1980s. The university revealed last month that it was investigating multiple allegations of abuse against Anderson, who died in 2008. Last week, it said it had received more than 100 complaints. DOPING-FUJIMORIJapanese swimmer banned from Tokyo Olympics in doping caseLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Japanese swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori lost his appeal Friday against a two-year doping ban and will miss the Tokyo Olympics.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Fujimori “failed to establish a plausible source” for the stimulant in a sample taken at the short-course world championships in December 2018.Fujimori was disqualified from a bronze-medal place in the 100-meter medley, but retained the 200 medley bronze won three days earlier when his doping control tested negative.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Chelsea are set to make a stunning £100m double swoop to get their title defence back on track. The Blues will sign midfield superstar Paul Pogba from Juventus if the Italians are prepared to let him go for £60m and will also splash out £40m in a third attempt to land Everton centre-back John Stones. (Daily Star)And John Stones is ready to slap in a transfer request at Everton to force through his dream move to Chelsea. (The Sun)Chelsea will listen to offers for Juan Cuadrado or Victor Moses having completed the signing of Pedro from Barcelona for a fee that could rise to £21.4?million. (Daily Telegraph)David De Dea’s agent is planning crunch talks with Manchester United to force a move to Real Madrid. United’s No 1, 24, has seen his Real switch stall but is hopeful of being allowed to make the move this month. (The Sun)Manchester United are expected to make a formal bid of more than £20?million to sign Southampton’s Sadio Mané. United made an inquiry for the 23-year-old Senegal international last week but Southampton insist he is not for sale and that they will reject any attempt to sign him. (Daily Telegraph)Tottenham Hotspur are ready to table a second bid, in excess of £20m, for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, as they try to bring in more support for Harry Kane in the final days of the transfer window. (Independent)Liverpool have offered Mamadou Sakho a new long-term contract despite the France international being omitted from Brendan Rodgers’ plans for the first two games of the Premier League season. (Guardian)Lucas is set to leave Liverpool and join Besiktas in a season-long loan move. (Daily Mirror)Everton are willing to meet Andriy Yarmolenko’s 20m Euros release clause as they step up their pursuit of the Ukrainian star. (Daily Mirror)West Ham hope to complete the signing of Robert Green in time for the QPR keeper to go straight into the side on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)Norwich are trying to set up an ambitious swap deal for Leigh Griffiths – with Gary Hooper going back to Celtic. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Inter Milan defender snubs interest from West Brom and Norwich CityArsenal transfer rumours: Five players the Gunners could sign before the window closes Tottenham transfer report: Mauricio Pochettino plotting deal for £40m-rated Monaco sensationWatford transfer news: Quique Flores rubbishes link with Liverpool outcast Mario BalotelliPalermo chief frustrated in attempts to land Arsenal forward Joel CampbellEmanuele Giaccherini’s move to Bologna stalls over Sunderland’s £5m asking priceNaploli put £14.5m price tag on forward eyed by Liverpool and ArsenalReports – Manchester United and Tottenham both keen on Dynamo Moscow hitmanLiverpool outcast Mario Balotelli linked with Sevilla switch as Sampdoria turn to Dimitar BerbatovJuventus target Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado as alternative to Julian DraxlerTransfer news: 14 HUGE deals rumoured to be on the cards, including Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool targetsDerby ready to raid Championship rivals Brighton for midfielder Dale StephensArsenal transfer latest: Gunners hold talks over PSG duo as Karim Benzema deal ruled out