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…And the world of shipping continues as usual

It might seem like an obvious statement to regular readers of Seatrade Maritime News but despite the global COVID-19 pandemic the world shipping continues to work pretty much as usual round the clock.

As people in many countries find themselves confined to their houses and working from home, we thought it was worth highlighting the shipping industry continues to run as normal, if largely unseen, as usual, to the general public.

Early morning on Friday off Changi point in Singapore on a number of vessels could be seen either on voyages or performing operations at time when most would be yet to start work, even if their current commute consists of little more than walking to the dining room table.

The bulker Ocean Future could be seen performing what appeared to be a transloading operation near Palau Tekong.

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The floating crane vessel Asian Hercules sailed through the narrow strait moving from Pasir Gudang, Malaysia to Gul Basin in Singapore according to Marinetraffic.com

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The Japanese cruise ship Asuka II was sailing outbound having apparently come dock in Sembawang Shipyard.

Meanwhile at least two other tankers were spotted sailing outbound most likely from Pasir Gudang in Malaysia.

If you work in shipping send us your photos of operations continuing as normal during the COVID-19 pandemic to SMNeditorial@informa.com

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