Flashback in maritime history – A Spectacle of Horror – Steamship General Slocum fire – 15 June 1904

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 June 1904, the excursion steamer General Slocum caught fire while operating on the East River in New York City. More than 1,000 passengers and crew lost their lives. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in US history. Congress responded by adopting a series of bills providing the Steamboat Inspection Service…

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Port State Control CIC on MARPOL Annex VI Results (2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MoU on Port State Control carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI between 1 September and 30 November 2018. During the campaign, the Paris MoU member States focussed on the level of compliance and created awareness with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI. This report documents the results…

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Infographic on IMO 2020: The Big Shipping Shake-Up

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Over 90% of all global trade takes place on our oceans. Unfortunately, the network of 59,000 vessels powering international commerce runs on sulfur-laden bunker fuel, and resulting emissions are causing problems on dry land. As today’s infographic demonstrates, new emissions regulations taking effect in 2020 will have a big impact on the world’s massive…

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International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) publishes its Annual Review 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal global trade association for shipowners, concerned with all regulatory, operational and legal issues, as well as employment affairs. The membership of ICS comprises national shipowners’ associations representing all sectors and trades from 37 countries, covering more than 80% of the world merchant fleet. ICS Chairman,…

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KR launches remote survey service for ocean going vessels​

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Korean Register (KR) has launched a new remote survey service for any of the classification society’s vessels engaged in international – ocean going – voyages.  The scope of KR’s remote survey service is limited to classification surveys. A remote survey is a method to conduct a survey through bi-directional communication with a vessel, by…

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Advisory: Ballast water Management

(http://www.maritimeCyprus.com) The uncontrolled spread of nonindigenous species continues to be an important concern for the marine industry.Studies of the impacts of the spread of nonindigenous invasive species are frequently published. In response regulations mandating the treatment of ship’s ballast water have been promulgated. The ballast water treatment market and regulatory framework for compliance continues to…

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