Flashback in maritime history: Supertanker TORREY CANYON grounding + oil spill 18 Mar 1967

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the world stage, the grounding of the supertanker TORREY CANYON on Pollard’s Rock in the Seven Stones reef between Cornwall and the Scilly Isles is more significant than the 1989 EXXON VALDEZ oil spill. The TORREY CANYON was one of the first tankers large enough (120,000 tons capacity) to be designated a supertanker. It…

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USA: Singaporean Company Convicted for Concealing Illegal Discharges of Oily Water to the sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, pleaded guilty in federal court to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson of the Northern District of California and U.S. Coast Guard…

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Safebridge launches a #BeSafe Campaign to protect Seafarers Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To alleviate the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the maritime industry, Safebridge, the company behind SafeLearn, launches a dedicated #BeSafe campaign to protect the welfare of seafarers. In doing so, Safebridge is giving out EUR 100,000 worth of its online training licenses free of charge to those in need and affected by the…

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USCG and EU sign memorandum on mutually recognized organizations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard and the European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for oversight of mutually recognized organizations for survey and certification of commercial vessels. The MOC provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information, activities and best practices for oversight of recognized organizations (ROs) that carry out inspection and certification…

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WHO: Handling CoronaVirus on ships – Obligations of shipowners and shipmanagers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The World Health Organization (WHO) issued Guidance for managing COVID-19 outbreaks on board ships and the obligations of Ship Owners and Managers. This document has been prepared based on the evidence currently available about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission (human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets or direct contact from an infected individual). It is recommended…

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Maritime Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme – Annual Digest 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) CHIRP currently receives confidential incident reports from professional and amateur participants in the maritime sector, both from within the UK and overseas and across all disciplines. On being received, reports are validated as far as is possible and reviewed with the objective of making the information as widely available as possible whilst maintaining the…

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