First foreign-flagged ship Barbados Fulmar S arrives in Ukraine since Feb, awaits grain load
On July 22, Türkiye, the UN, Russia and Ukraine signed a landmark deal in Istanbul to reopen three Ukrainian Black Sea ports for exporting Ukrainian grain stuck for months.
The Barbados Flagged General Cargo Ship Fulmar S was the first foreign-flagged ship, carrying 12,000 tonnes of corn, in the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk.
To oversee the process, a Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul was officially launched on July 27, comprising representatives from the three countries and the UN. It enables safe transportation of commercial foodstuffs and fertilisers by merchant ships.
Ukraine is starting to resume grain exports in an effort overseen by a Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul where Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. personnel are working.
Ukraine eventually aims to ship out 3 million tonnes a month from its Black Sea ports.
Roughly 20 million tonnes of grain from last year’s crops are still stuck in the country.
Captain Marek Leski
It is with much sadness we have learned of the untimely loss of one of our long-serving and respected colleagues, Captain Marek Leski, due to covd-19.
As a Barbados Maritime inspector of many years standing with Marbalco, Captain Leski was a valued and much respected member of our team.
Our sympathy and condolences go to his family and colleagues.
For more than a decade, our Captain Peter Green has navigated through some very stormy conditions and often mountainous seas to bring the Barbados flag administration through to safer waters. A gentleman at all times, maintaining the highest standards has been second nature to him, and we are sad that and we are sad that he has now retired.
We know you will all join us in wishing Peter a very long, happy & healthy retirement. We shall all miss you, Sir. We wish you fair winds always.
Peter’s successor is GIOVANNI CINIGLIO, CENG MRINA.
Giovanni is a Naval Architect with particular expertise in ship design, building and operation, with experience in many types of ships: including passenger ships, cargo ships, offshore vessels, and yachts.
Mr. Ciniglio has extensive knowledge of IMO Conventions and Statutory Instruments, combined with long, practical
experience in the Flag Administration role. A particular strength is his knowledge of both the Flag Inspector and
PSCO roles, having been personally involved in this area for the last 6 years in both the Paris MoU and Caribbean MoU.
Giovanni ‘s commitment is for the Barbados flag to maintain the highest quality standards and to achieve higher ranking in all PSC regional reports, while increasing the fleet size and welcoming more passenger ships and yachts.
We know you will all extend a very warm welcome to Giovanni, and we wish him every success in his new appointment.