Flashback in maritime history – The Afrique passenger ship sinking with 575 fatalities, 12 Jan 1920

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Afrique was a passenger ship of the French shipping company Compagnie des Chargeurs Réunis, which from 1908 to 1920, traded between French territories of French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, and Post of Bordeaux in the French colonies. On January 12, 1920, the generators in engine room failed during a storm off the French coast. The steamers, were then unable to maneuver and was thrown against a reef. The Afrique sprung…

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IMO – Bunker delivery note amendments, ECAs, DCS and Solid bulk cargoes (IMSBC) code 2017 amendment entering into force 1 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019. The amendment enters into force as the shipping industry counts down to 1 January 2020, when the limit for sulphur in fuel…

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Lloyd’s Register – It all started with a cup of coffee

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A brief history of Lloyd’s Register: To turn back to 1760 is to realise just how much the world has changed since Lloyd’s Register was founded. At that time the sailing ship was the only reliable and speedy form of transport and the steam engine’s full potential was only just being developed. Industrialisation of the…

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BIMCO – China has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers despite recent news

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Chinese regulators have updated part of its Domestic Emission Control Area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely in the press. In recent days, there has been reports that the Ministry of Transport in Beijing has now banned open-loop scrubbers from…

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California provides clarity on its biofouling regulations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The California State Lands Commission emphasizes that the International Anti-Fouling System (AFS) Certificate issued by a vessel’s flag state is not enough to document effectiveness of a vessel’s antifouling coating in terms of preventing the transfer of marine invasive species. The Biofouling Management Regulations that apply to vessels arriving at California ports were adopted on…

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EU – Modernizing ship reporting systems (European Maritime Single Window environment)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every time a ship stops at a port, it needs to fulfill a number of reporting obligations. The Council today reached a general approach on a proposal to bring together all reporting formalities associated with a port call, under a system called a European maritime single window. A single reporting window for ships will significantly…

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