AMSA: Bulk carrier detained in Australia, crew owed $64,000

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Chinese-owned bulk carrier chartered to carry coal to Korea has been detained at the Port of Gladstone by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority after crew members reported they were owed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. An inspector from the International Transport Workers’ Federation boarded the Panama-flagged Fortune Genius when it…

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NTSB – Fire on Passenger vessel CONCEPTION preliminary report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On Monday, September 2, 2019, about 3:14 a.m. Pacific daylight time, US Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach received a distress call from the 75-foot commercial diving vessel Conception, with 39 persons on board. The Conception was owned and operated by Truth Aquatics, Inc., based in Santa Barbara, California. The Conception was classified by the…

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SafeMetrix MET-3S Extends Soft Skills e-Assessment to All Officer Ranks

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) SafeMetrix powered by Safebridge, announces the release of 2 new versions of its soft skills e-assessment MET-3S and now the product is available for all officer ranks. The new additions provide valid and reliable assessment of the soft skills of Operational and Management Level Engine Officers. MET-3S – Rank-Specific Assessments of Soft Skills SafeMetrix…

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Flashback in maritime history – Fire on SS Morro Castle on 8 September 1934 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The passenger/cargo ship SS Morro Castle caught fire and burned on 8 September 1934, while on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to New York. The origin of the fire was never conclusively determined. The master had died in his sleep the previous night of an apparent heart attack. The fire was detected in the First Class Writing…

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EU’s satellite navigation system Galileo reaches 1 Billion users

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Europe’s satellite navigation system, has reached 1 billion smartphone users worldwide. This milestone coincides with the 15th anniversary of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), the Commission’s key partner in operating Galileo. European Global Navigation Satelite System (GNSS), and specifically European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), contributes substantially to the maritime sector.…

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EU Maritime law: The Proper Management Of The Waste Produced By A Breakdown On Board A Ship

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Court of Justice of the European Union, by deciding the case C-689/17, dealt with the issue of the proper classification of the “waste” produced by a breakdown on board a ship. All waste intended to be moved between the Member States of the European Union, and outside the European Union, have to be…

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