Risk Focus – Car Carriers, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax Ship Safety – A Guide for Crew

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This publication highlights some of the issues specific to car carriers, how those risks can be addressed, and provides helpful and practical advice for all seafarers and ship operators, or managers working with these ships. There have been a number of serious incidents involving car carriers and other Ro-Ro passenger ships over the years. These incidents were the catalyst…

Flashback in maritime history: Hijacking of Achille Lauro 7 October 1985

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 7 October 1985, four members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro when it was in the Mediterranean Sea en route from Alexandria, Egypt to Port Said. The Achille Lauro left Genoa, Italy, on October 3 for a 12-day cruise of the Mediterranean Sea. Aboard were 748 passengers and several…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 2/2017

  (http://www.Maritimecyprus.com) The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK vessels worldwide, and other vessels in UK territorial waters. This Safety Digest is a compendium of anonymous articles involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and small craft sector which draws the attention of the marine…

New MoU signed to enhance safe navigation in Straits of Malacca and Singapore SOMS

In an effort to improve navigational safety in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), a second phase of a joint hydrographic survey was formally launched via an agreement signed in Malaysia. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed between Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Malacca Strait Council (MSC) of Japan, the second phase of the survey will cover…