IMO – Electronic information exchange mandatory for ports from 8 April 2019

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports comes into effect from 8 April 2019. The aim is to make cross-border trade simpler and the logistics chain more efficient, for the more than 10 billion tons of goods which are traded by sea annually across the…

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IMO – precautionary approach toward Geoengineering

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO issued a news release urging a precautionary approach toward methodologies that involve deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment in attempts to moderate climate change. Adding iron or other nutrients into the oceans to enhance natural processes to draw carbon from the atmosphere and creating foams which float on the surface of…

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European Maritime Safety Agency drones assist in search and rescue and pollution monitoring operations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EMSA’s service of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems is being used by the Spanish maritime safety agency SASEMAR in the southern province of Huelva for the purpose of identifying and monitoring oil spills as well as for additional assistance during search and rescue missions. SASEMAR is using this opportunity to see first-hand how RPAS can…

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