Sensational Results by Global Voyager Assistance (GVA) in Cost Containment of a seafarer’s Medical Bill in Norway

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) How a Professional Medical Audit Can Deflate an Invoice by 3 Times? Global Voyager Assistance (GVA), a medical assistance company with profound international expertise in cost containment has achieved a remarkable result in decreasing a medical bill for a Seafarer from a Norwegian hospital. The medical case background was related to a Russian seafarer who…

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Intercargo Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2008 – 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) INTERCARGO, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, recently submitted their Bulk Carrier Casualty Report on the years 2008-2017, to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the consideration of the Member States, Non-Governmental Organisations and other interested parties. This report details the trends and availability of casualty investigation reports as well as breaking down total losses…

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Environment – Reducing Shipping Greenhouse Gas Emissions (port-based incentive schemes)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report reviews port-based incentive schemes to reduce shipping emissions, such as environmentally differentiated port fees. Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping currently represent around 2.6% of total global emissions, but this share could more than triple by 2050. Ports have a crucial role to play in facilitating the reduction of shipping emissions, alongside the ship operators themselves. Which incentives are…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of SS Sultana, On 27 April 1865

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In 1865, the United States experienced its most significant marine casualty in terms of lives lost. Sultana was a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat that exploded on April 27, 1865 in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. An estimated 1,800 of her 2,427 passengers died when three of the boat’s four boilers exploded and she…

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