Flashback in maritime history – Sea Empress grounding and oil spill 15-21 February 1996

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 February 1996, the tanker Sea Empress grounded while entering the port of Milford Haven, spilling approximately 2,500 tons of its cargo of crude oil. The vessel was quickly refloated and anchored in deep water in preparation for lightening some of the remaining cargo. Gale force winds drove the tanker aground again, spilling an additional…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates the Directory of Services and contact persons 24 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping (Cyprus DMS), has recently issued an updated version of their Directory of Services, and contact persons. This can be downloaded at the bottom of this article. Cyprus is an international maritime centre, boasting strength, breadth and experience, attracting quality tonnage and increasing numbers of first-rate shipping companies from…

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New Zealand – Investigation report of nitrogen cylinder burst, causing one fatality onboard the EMERALD PRINCESS Feb 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission has released its report on the 2017 accident in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, on board the cruise ship Emerald Princess, in which a nitrogen cylinder burst, causing one fatality. The report highlights a lack of global minimum standards for inspection, testing and rejecting pressure cylinders for stored energy…

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Innovative technology – Mapping the worldwide seafloor

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Mysteries of the deep come alive as satellite data bring thousands of uncharted sea mountains and new clues about deep ocean structures into focus. The US Navy announced that Dr. David Sandwell, conducting research sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, was able to develop a detailed map of the ocean floor worldwide was presented…

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Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) launches Arctic Shipping Database

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) launched a comprehensive Arctic shipping activity database. The launch is a significant milestone in PAME’s work to improve knowledge of historical Arctic ship traffic activity and various factors that affect such activity, such as sea ice extent, meteorological and oceanographic…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of SS Marine Electric, 12 February 1983 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The SS Marine Electric sank during a storm in the North Atlantic on 12 February 1983. Of the 34 crew members on board, three survived, but only after enduring 90 minutes in extremely cold water. The ship had passed all required inspections and surveys, but the subsequent USCG Marine Casualty Report revealed the inspections and surveys to…

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