EU Blue Economy Annual Report 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The “Blue” in “Blue Economy” stands for the seas and oceans. As a vital component of Europe’s coastal economies, oceans can also contribute to our continent’s overall prosperity. They can produce investment, jobs and economic growth – and the healthier they are, the more productive they’ll be. Therefore, the Blue Economy must be a Sustainable Blue Economy. The European Commission has undertaken to measure the trends,…

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Intertanko – Gap analysis and mapping of Vessel Inspection Questionnaire edition 7 against edition 6

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the launch of the seventh edition of the Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers, INTERTANKO has been developing a gap analysis and mapping document for use by the tanker industry. OCIMF has stated that this edition has undergone an extensive revision process which has…

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Flashback in maritime history – MV Windoc-Allanburg Bridge collision 11 Aug 2001 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 11 August 2001, the motor vessel Windoc and the Allanburg Bridge suffered a collision. Ship-bridge collisions are rare, because a true collision requires that both objects be in motion at the time of impact. The Allanburg Bridge (also referred to as Bridge 11) is a lift bridge over the Welland Canal at Allanburg, Ontario. The Windoc was downbound…

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DNVGL – Gas Carrier Update 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the world increasingly looks to natural gas as a low-pollution source of energy, the entire LNG value chain stands to benefit. Technologies closing the gap between LNG carriers and the on-shore distribution infrastructure are burgeoning. In this issue you will learn about an ingenious ship-to-shore LNG transfer platform that simplifies the delivery of liquefied natural gas in smaller…

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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into the grounding of M/V Kea Trader on 12 July 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the grounding of the container ship Kea Trader on a reef in the Pacific Ocean off New Caledonia on 12 July 2017. The officer of the watch was monitoring the ship’s route on ECDIS, but failed to notice that the zone of confidence (ZOC) of the…

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