WHO: Handling CoronaVirus on ships – Obligations of shipowners and shipmanagers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The World Health Organization (WHO) issued Guidance for managing COVID-19 outbreaks on board ships and the obligations of Ship Owners and Managers. This document has been prepared based on the evidence currently available about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission (human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets or direct contact from an infected individual). It is recommended…

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Maritime Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme – Annual Digest 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) CHIRP currently receives confidential incident reports from professional and amateur participants in the maritime sector, both from within the UK and overseas and across all disciplines. On being received, reports are validated as far as is possible and reviewed with the objective of making the information as widely available as possible whilst maintaining the…

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Infographic – 22 March World Water day. 29 Scary facts about global water pollution

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Over 7 billion people. At the time of writing 7.125 billion people live on our beautiful blue planet. This figure is expected to rise to a staggering 10…

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Flashback in maritime history: EXXON VALDEZ oil spill 24 Mar 1989 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 24 March 1989, the single-hull tanker EXXON VALDEZ was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska with a full load of North Slope crude oil (approximately 1.26 million barrels) destined for Long Beach when it grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. The resulting oil spill, while not the largest in US history, was…

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Flashback in maritime history – SS Utopia collision with HMS Anson and sinking on 17 Mar 1891

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) SS Utopia – Collided with HMS Anson while trying to enter the Bay of Gibraltar on 17 March 1891. She sank in minutes, killing 562 passengers and crew. Two rescuers from HMS Immortalité also drowned; 318 survivors were rescued. On 25 February 1891 Utopia sailed out from Trieste to New York City with stopovers at Naples, Genoa and Gibraltar. She carried a total of…

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Cyber Security Guide from the Digital Container Shipping Association

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In an age where IT and operational technology is increasingly connected and automated, the ability to prevent cyber attacks is a core competency every carrier must have – on shore and onboard ships. The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has published the DCSA Implementation Guide for Cyber Security on Vessels for the global container shipping industry. The purpose…

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Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate (SSCEC)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Ship Sanitation Certificate is a document that corroborates a ship’s compliance with maritime sanitation and quarantine rules specified in article 39 of the International Health Regulations (2005) issued by the World Health Organization. The certificate serves as proof that the ship is free of clear sources of contagion and may be a requirement for permission of entry into port in some…

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