Cyprus’ Deputy Minister of Shipping to open Digital Ship’s Vessel Performance Optimisation forum next month

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ms Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus is to deliver the keynote address at Digital Ship’s Vessel Performance Optimisation forum held in Limassol next month. The forum will discuss how current and new digital technologies can be applied to shipping and maritime operations to improve fuel efficiency and overall vessel performance. Operating…

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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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Flashback in Maritime history – SS Mont Blanc explosion in Halifax 6 Dec 1917

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Halifax Explosion was caused when two ships collided in the narrowest part of Halifax Harbor on the morning of Thursday, December 6, 1917. The SS Mont Blanc, a French ship was arriving from New York City filled with military explosives and ammunition from New York to France for World War I in Europe. In addition to the…

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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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