American rescuer who saved four recognized with IMO bravery award (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Petty Officer Michael Kelly, a rescue swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, received the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during 2019 IMO Awards ceremony. Petty Officer Kelly was recognized for his courage, perseverance and skill in rescuing four survivors from a life raft from a sinking fishing vessel, in extremely high…

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Flashback in maritime history – The Wrecks of HMS St. George and HMS Defence, 24 Dec. 1811

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The two warships, the HMS St. George and the HMS Defence, both part of the British Baltic fleet, ran aground and were lost outside Thorsminde at the west-coast of Jutland on the 24th of December 1811. The disaster took place during the wars with England in which the St. George were Admiral Reynolds’ flagship. The St. George together…

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Blue Growth Competition

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Chrysalis LEAP, in the framework of the MISTRAL Project (Mediterranean Innovation STRAtegy for transnationaL activity of clusters and networks of the Blue Growth), organises a Blue Growth competition. The «Blue Business Plan» competition aims to highlight and support innovative ideas in the fields of Maritime Renewable Energy, Maritime Surveillance, Fishing and Aquaculture, Blue Biotechnologies…

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Flashback in maritime history – Loss of tanker Argo Merchant, 15 December 1976

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 December 1976, the oil tanker Argo Merchant grounded on Middle Rip Shoal in international waters approximately 25 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket Island. The tanker was en route from Venezuela to Boston carrying 7.7 million gallons of No. 6 fuel oil. The US Government refused to grant permission for the jettisoning of cargo in an…

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