Maritime Piracy and Armed Robbery reaches 22-year low – IMB report 2017

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) International Chamber of Shipping (ICC) and International Maritime Bureau (IMB) have released their updated World-Wide report for incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships. Launched in 1991, the IMB PRC is a 24-hour manned center that provides the maritime industry, governments and response agencies with timely and transparent data on armed robbery…

Loss Prevention – Factors affecting Auxiliary Engine Damages

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report has been created by the Swedish Club in response to concerns over damage to auxiliary engines. Its objective is to investigate auxiliary engine claims, highlight predominating factors and provide advice with a view of reducing the frequency/severity of auxiliary engine damage. This report aims to shine a light on the important issue of damage…

Flashback in maritime history: Costa Concordia grounding, sinking and 32 fatalities, 13 Jan 2012

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Thirty-two people died after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground with more than 4,000 passengers and crew on 13 January 2012, only hours after leaving the Italian port of Civitavecchia. The graphics and maps below reveal more about what happened. The Costa Concordia left the Italian port of Civitavecchia at 19:18 local time (18:18 GMT). The…

ClassNK Updates “Good Maintenance Onboard Ships” checklist

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) IACS classification society ClassNK has just released their latest updated version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships.  First published in 1994, this latest version of the booklet has been expanded to incorporate ideas and comments from port state control authorities, shipowners, and mariners, as well as extensive data compiled by the Society itself. This publication…