Flashback in maritime history – A Spectacle of Horror – Steamship General Slocum fire – 15 June 1904

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 June 1904, the excursion steamer General Slocum caught fire while operating on the East River in New York City. More than 1,000 passengers and crew lost their lives. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in US history. Congress responded by adopting a series of bills providing the Steamboat Inspection Service…

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Port State Control CIC on MARPOL Annex VI Results (2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MoU on Port State Control carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI between 1 September and 30 November 2018. During the campaign, the Paris MoU member States focussed on the level of compliance and created awareness with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI. This report documents the results…

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Flashback in maritime history – China cruise ship disaster M/V Dongfang zhi Xing (Eastern Star) on 1 June 2015

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The 76 meter long four-deck river passenger ship Eastern Star (Dongfangzhixing) capsized and sank on the Yangtze River in the Wuhan, Damazhou area. The vessel was carrying 405 passengers, 5 travel agents and 48 crew on a holiday cruise  up the Yangtze from Nanjing to Chongqing when it was struck by a severe storm. The storm…

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Are we encouraging Passion and Creativity in our workplaces? Maravilhosa launches a Brainstorming Series hosted by Cyprus Marine Club

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maravilhosa organized a very-well attended Brainstorming event which gathered various industries and age groups, from the public and private sector. Hosted by Cyprus Marine Club at Londa Hotel in Limassol on Tuesday the 28th of May at 18:00, the first session of the newly launched Brainstorming Series “Are we encouraging Passion and Creativity in…

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Carnival Corporation agrees to pay $20 million Probation settlement over pollution violations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Carnival Corp. reached a settlement with federal prosecutors in which the world’s largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct. Senior U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz approved the agreement after Carnival CEO Arnold Donald…

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Allianz Safety and Shipping Review 2019 – Shipping losses lowest this century, but incident numbers remain high

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The international shipping industry is responsible for around 90% of world trade. There are around 60,000 merchant ships, transporting every kind of cargo. The world fleet is registered in over 150 nations1, and manned by over a million seafarers, meaning the safety of vessels is critical. The maritime industry saw the number of…

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Cyprus MAIC investigation – Fatality on ELB TRADER Container ship Jan 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (MAIC) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board Cyprus Flag vessels worldwide, and other vessels in Cyprus territorial waters. The objective of the MAIC in investigating an accident, is the prevention of future accidents by establishing their root causes and circumstances.…

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