Infographic – The Age of Exploration: Life on the Open Seas

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Life was pretty difficult for a sailor in the age of exploration, and every day was filled with hard work, and back breaking labor. Journeys could take years, since ships could only cover about 100 miles a day, and the pay was poor. Food wasn’t of the best standard either, with crews getting 3,000 calories…

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Ukraine revises its ballast water regulations and control in ports

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ballast water sampling and analyzing in Ukrainian ports for “ecological control” has been an issue for some time. Under the new regulation inspections of segregated ballasts by ecological inspectorates in Ukrainian ports will be temporarily prohibited. Recent information from our correspondents comes as a ray of hope as far as compliance with ballast water regulation in…

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IACS issues the annual review for 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Throughout 2018, IACS spoke repeatedly and publicly about the winds of change – technical, regulatory and commercial – that are sweeping across the maritime industry. The implications of these seismic changes will be profound and require not only innovative and bespoke solutions, but the adaptation of existing processes and structures to enable member-led associations…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of RMS LUSITANIA, 07 May 1915 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, which primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain, was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk. The sinking of the Lusitania enraged Americans and hastened the United States’ entrance into World War I. The Lusitania sunk within 18 minutes. Though…

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