ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships report from January to June 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage onboard or kidnapped for ransom worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and…

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ClassNK releases their 2019 Port State Control annual report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This Annual Report on Port State Control (PSC) summarizes deficiencies identified during PSC inspections carried out in various countries around the world. This report is prepared with the objective of building awareness with the present state of PSC and thereby improving future onboard maintenance and inspections, and as well as Safety Management System. The…

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Readiness for global sulphur cap – BIMCO’s new IMO 2020 clauses

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Most parties involved in the shipping industry will by now have a clear picture of the requirements under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels. Therefore, attention has turned to the steps that must be taken to put those requirements into practice. Two clauses recently introduced by the Baltic…

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IMO video – Promoting gender diversity in the maritime sector

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A new film from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) shows how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector The maritime world is changing – and for the better. With help from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), exciting and rewarding career opportunities are opening up for women…

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