Reminder – New biofouling rules for New Zealand coming in May 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be implementing new biofouling rules for all vessels arriving in New Zealand beginning May 2018. The Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) will require all vessels to arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Under the new standard, vessels will be required to carry and provide…

Maritime Piracy and Armed Robbery reaches 22-year low – IMB report 2017

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) International Chamber of Shipping (ICC) and International Maritime Bureau (IMB) have released their updated World-Wide report for incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships. Launched in 1991, the IMB PRC is a 24-hour manned center that provides the maritime industry, governments and response agencies with timely and transparent data on armed robbery…

Flashback in maritime history: Costa Concordia grounding, sinking and 32 fatalities, 13 Jan 2012

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Thirty-two people died after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground with more than 4,000 passengers and crew on 13 January 2012, only hours after leaving the Italian port of Civitavecchia. The graphics and maps below reveal more about what happened. The Costa Concordia left the Italian port of Civitavecchia at 19:18 local time (18:18 GMT). The…