Risk Focus – Car Carriers, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax Ship Safety – A Guide for Crew

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This publication highlights some of the issues specific to car carriers, how those risks can be addressed, and provides helpful and practical advice for all seafarers and ship operators, or managers working with these ships. There have been a number of serious incidents involving car carriers and other Ro-Ro passenger ships over the years. These incidents were the catalyst…

Cyprus international ship Registry and World Class Maritime Hub

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Cyprus is an international maritime centre, boasting strength, breadth and experience, attracting quality tonnage and increasing numbers of first-rate shipping companies from around the world. The maritime industry is one of Cyprus’ most successful export services, and with over 200 shipping companies, the island is considered one of the top global hubs for ship…

Flashback in maritime history: Hijacking of Achille Lauro 7 October 1985

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 7 October 1985, four members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro when it was in the Mediterranean Sea en route from Alexandria, Egypt to Port Said. The Achille Lauro left Genoa, Italy, on October 3 for a 12-day cruise of the Mediterranean Sea. Aboard were 748 passengers and several…

DBS Approved by Liberia Registry for IMO Fuel Oil Data Collection System

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Liberia Registry has approved Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) to provide verification services on the upcoming IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships as implemented by amendments to MARPOL Annex VI. DBS can offer the following services to all Liberian flagged ships: Review of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan…

EU leads the way with ambitious action for cleaner and safer seas

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide, the announcements underline the EU’s determination to improve the situation of the seas and send a positive signal…