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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Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On Friday, 6 December at the 16th annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards, a large attendance of more than 1,100 Greek and international shipping personalities gathered at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel for the 2019 event, organised by Lloyd’s List, the international maritime information provider that was established as a newspaper in 1734. They hailed the…

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Flashback in Maritime history: SS Mont Blanc explosion in Halifax 6 Dec 1917 (video)

(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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WOC and WISTA sign MOU at Sustainable Ocean Summit

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The World Ocean Council (WOC) and Women’s International Shipping &Trading Association (WISTA) has initiated a partnership to advance women’s leadership in the ocean and coastal business community and the Sustainable Blue Economy at the 7th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2019, Paris, 20-22 November. The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is a global…

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