Maritime New Zealand webpage to assist Masters of foreign ships visiting New Zealand

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime New Zealand has launched a deticated webpage to provide information to Masters of foreign ships visiting New Zealand. It provides information to assist Masters of ships visiting New Zealand in preparing their voyage plan as required by SOLAS V Regulation 34. It’s an important reference point given the huge variety of ports and harbours,…

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BIMCO – Joint industry launches 3rd edition Cyber Security Guidelines for Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com)  The third edition provides additional information which should help shipping companies carry out proper risk assessments and include measures in their safety management systems to protect ships from cyber-incidents. A new dedicated annex provides measures that all companies should consider implementing to address cyber risk management in an approved SMS. Ships are increasingly using…

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Ireland – Ro-Ro passenger ferry EPSILON 8 Feb 2016 incident investigation report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Irish Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) issued the report of its investigation into the heavy weather incident involving the ro-ro passenger ferry EPSILON on 8 February 2016. The ferry was managed by Matrix Shipmanagement and was enroute from Cherbourg to Dublin. As the weather worsened, the ferry sought shelter in Barnstable Bay, England. Since anchoring…

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Flashback in Maritime history – Mystery of SV Mary Celeste, 4 December 1872

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 4th of December 1872, the US brigantine Mary Celeste, en route from New York to Genoa, was discovered abandoned and deserted off the Azores Islands in a disheveled but seaworthy condition, with no obvious signs of sudden catastrophe. The final entry in the log, dated ten days previously, was a routine statement of…

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Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (update) – UK Code of Practice

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry Code of Practice for autonomous vessels. The UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) published the first code of practice to global industry-wide acclaim in November 2017. Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, and others as…

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