Video – ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Business and organizations do not operate in a vacuum thus their relationship to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively. It is also increasingly being used as a measure of their overall performance.The ISO26000 standard was launched in 2010 following five…

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Implementation of IMO DCS – Some practical recommendations from DNVGL

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With only four months to go (1 January 2019) before data collection starts for the IMO DCS (Data Collection System), companies should, as soon as possible, submit their SEEMP Part II for approval. Some recommendations from DNVGL to make your IMO DCS implementation process more efficient: EU MRV Monitoring Plan accepted as a basis for…

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Flashback in maritime history – Carter agrees to transfer Panama Canal to Panama

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter signs a treaty that will give Panama control over the Panama Canal beginning in the year 2000. The treaty ended an agreement signed in 1904 between then-President Theodore Roosevelt and Panama, which gave the U.S. the right to build the canal and a renewable lease to control five miles of land along either…

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USCG – Voluntary compliance with international sewage regulations MARPOL Annex IV.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing updated guidance concerning voluntary compliance with the international sewage regulations MARPOL Annex IV. This circular provides guidance for vessel owners or operators as well as manufacturers of any shipboard sewage processing equipment, including facilities that test shipboard sewage and related processing equipment, to…

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Remote controlled and autonomous ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Throughout history, ships have been operated by people. The number of people required for operating a ship has depended on the size, type and mission of the ship as well as the technologies utilized to carry out the various functions required to safely operate the ship for its intended purpose. Some of these functions, such as navigation and maneuvering, mooring and…

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