Paris MOU – 2017 performance lists for Flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs).

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) At its 51st meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2017 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2018. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum, from  flags with a high performance to flags with…

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Cyprus Shipping Chamber – Cyber Security Vulnerability Management Case Study

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) There is a perception within the shipping industry that where cyber security is concerned; “it can’t happen to us”. The implementation of effective cyber security management, especially onboard vessels is a low-level priority and that simple anti-virus protection or that introducing an air-gap between critical systems is adequate. The truth of the matter is…

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Flashback in maritime history – RMS Lancastria: Worst Loss of Life on a British Ship, June 17th, 1940 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This British ocean liner was commandeered by the government during World War II. It was sunk on June 17th, 1940, resulting in the loss of over 4,000 lives, possibly many more. This is considered to be the worst loss of life in the sinking of a single British ship, and the bloodiest single engagement for…

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UK – National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Organisations (OSRO)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued the National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Organisations. Certain UK ports, harbors, oil-handling facilities, and offshore facilities are required to prepare and submit oil pollution preparedness, response, and cooperation (OPRC) plans. From 10 September 2018, guidelines will require that each plan must include a contract…

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Port State Control CIC on MARPOL Annex VI from 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2018 – Black Sea MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) are periodical inspections that focus on a specific topic. They are carried out during routine PSC inspections, with an additional checklist, for a period of three months. This CIC will start in these PSC regimes on 1 September and last until 30 November 2018. The additional questionnaire…

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Port State Control CIC on Auxiliary machinery 1 June to 31 August 2018 – Viña del Mar MoU

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Viña del Mar MOU has announced the launch of a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on Auxiliary machinery, to run from 1 June 2018 to 31 August 2018. The CIC aims to ensure the safety of auxiliary machinery, especially the working condition and maintenance of the auxiliary engines, auxiliary equipment and their related alarm systems.…

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