MAIB investigation Report of the fatal accident onboard the bulker Graig Rotterdam

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the fatal accident onboard the bulk carrier Graig Rotterdam in Alexandria, Egypt on 19 December 2016. The vessel was discharging a deck cargo of packaged timber. At 1109, the bosun, a Chinese national, fell overboard and into a barge that…

EMSA Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime safety Agency has issued the Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents. It consists in a high-level analysis of accidents reported by the EU Member States in European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP). General: During 2016 there were 106 reported fatalities, 957 persons injured, 26 ships lost and 123 investigations launched. With 3145…

IMO – Port State Control regimes collaboration

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO issued a news release stating that port state control regimes have pledged to strengthen their collaboration with the IMO and amongst themselves. They also agreed to consider moving away from ‘black/grey/white’ lists toward expanding an individual ship risk profile approach. A recent workshop (24-26 October) for port State control (PSC) MoU/Agreement Secretaries…

USCG new Marine Safety Center (MSC) website

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG Marine Safety Center (MSC) announced its new website. All Marine Safety Center plan review guides, tonnage guides, and ballast water type approvals are now available on the improved website. USCG will continue to add more references and functionality in the coming weeks. In the interim, you may experience “under construction” page notifications while…

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

(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…

Flashback in maritime history: Edmund Fitzgerald 10 November 1975, loss of 29 lives

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 10 November 1975, the laker Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with a loss of all 29 hands. It was one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes, carrying over 26,000 tons of taconite ore between Duluth/Superior and the steel mills to the south. The “Fitz” had departed on 9 November in tandem with another laker, but sailed…

DNVGL Guide for their electronic (digital) certificates

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) DNV GL has rolled out IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet, thus becoming the first class society to achieve full-scale production capability. More than 10,000 electronic certificates were issued during the first three weeks of production. Experience from the initial phase of full-scale production has been very encouraging, and no…