United States Flag state inspection results 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report collates data from the Coast Guard’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2018 calendar year. In 2018, the U.S. Flag fleet contained 19,679 vessels subject to inspection. Coast Guard Marine Inspectors (MI) conducted 20,048 inspections. As this is the second…

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USA – Greek shipping firm indicted for MARPOL violations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A federal grand jury in Wilmington, Delaware USA, returned a four-count indictment today charging Evridiki Navigation Inc., Liquimar Tankers Management Services Inc., and Nikolaos Vastardis with failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, and obstruction of justice, the Justice Department announced. According to the indictment, the charges stem from the falsification of…

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Cyprus MAIC investigation – Fatality on MATAR-N Container Ship July 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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PSC spot sampling of ships’ fuel – Prepare your crew for 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) “Prepare crews for PSC spot sampling of ships’ fuel”. This may seem like pretty minor advice at a time when shipowners are in the midst of preparing their fleets and crews for compliance with the 2020 global sulphur cap. Onboard spot sampling of ships’ fuel is nothing new. Since the 0.10% sulphur cap entered…

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Ukraine revises its ballast water regulations and control in ports

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ballast water sampling and analyzing in Ukrainian ports for “ecological control” has been an issue for some time. Under the new regulation inspections of segregated ballasts by ecological inspectorates in Ukrainian ports will be temporarily prohibited. Recent information from our correspondents comes as a ray of hope as far as compliance with ballast water regulation in…

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Intercargo – Reported bulk carrier casualties from 2009 to 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This edition of the Bulk Carrier Casualty Report covers reported bulk carrier casualties from 2009 to 2018 and provides an analysis on statistics and trends over the last 10 years. Forty eight (48) bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses over this 10 year period. Cargo failure and liquefaction, continue…

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