OCIMF guidelines for the development of Polar Water Operational Manual

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New joint guidelines from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) aim to support shipping companies by providing advice on how to develop procedures that best suits their needs when navigating in polar waters. Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected…

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The first Aframaxes with fuel cell technology

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co. developed the world’s first fuel cell-powered oil tanker that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emission. Samsung Heavy Industries announced that it received approval in principle for its Aframax-class* crude carrier installed with solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) from DNV GL, an international maritime certification body headquartered in Norway.…

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EMSA annual overview of marine casualties and incidents 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With 3174 occurrences reported in 2018, the total number of occurrences recorded in the EMCIP database has grown to over 23000 representing an average of 3239 marine casualties or incidents per year over the past five years. The number of very serious casualties had continuously decreased since 2014; however, in 2018 there was a…

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Flashback in maritime history – Passenger ship SS Yarmouth Castle, fire and sinking – 13 Nov. 1965 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The steamship Yarmouth Castle was built in 1927 and was christened Evangeline. At that time Evangeline and Yarmouth, her sister ship, operated on the Boston to Yarmouth, NS route of the Eastern Steamship Lines. Brief: The ship caught fire and sank on November 13, 1965 while en route from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. Of the 376 passengers and 176 crew on…

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Infographic – The largest cargo ship per decade

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Until 1956, most international cargo was manually packed in the holds of shipping boats by dock workers, and manually unloaded when it reached port. But in 1937, North Carolina trucking company owner Malcom McLean grew frustrated by how long this process took as he waited for workers to pack up cotton he’d trucked up to New York…

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BIMCO and ICS Publish New Cyber Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The digitalisation of maritime operations and the reliance on technology and network connectivity for daily onboard and on shore operations means that shipping is vulnerable to the threat of cyber incidents. To help crew prepare, both on the bridge and in the engine room, the new “Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use”…

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