Australia – Marine investigation report – Water ingress into steering gear compartment onboard Goliath 7 Mar 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the incident involving the cement carrier Goliath on 7 Mar 2018 where there was water ingress in the steering gear compartment. Decisions regarding whether to conduct an investigation, and the scope of an investigation, are based on many factors, including the level…

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IMO: e-Navigation strategy implementation plan

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As shipping moves in to the digital world, e-navigation is expected to provide digital information and infrastructure for the benefit of maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment, reducing the administrative burden and increasing the efficiency of maritime trade and transport. Accidents in a marine setting have been overwhelmingly caused by human error. A…

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Flashback in maritime history – Taiping collision, sinking 27 Jan 1949, 1500 fatalities

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On January 27, 1949 the Chinese steamer Taiping sank after a collision with another vessel en route to Taiwan leading to the deaths of over 1500 passengers and crew combined. The ship was packed to nearly twice capacity with over 1,000 refugees fleeing Communism after the Chinese Civil War traveling from Shanghai to Keelung. Some estimates put…

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Opinion: An inconvenient maritime truth

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Back in 2006, the famous documentary film starring former US Vice President Al Gore described global warming as “an inconvenient truth”. More than a decade later, the maritime industry might soon find this climate development living up to its movie-assigned name, given that a new report from the UK’s Ministry of Defense forecasts disruption…

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Loss Prevention – Factors affecting Auxiliary Engine Damages

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report has been created by the Swedish Club in response to concerns over damage to auxiliary engines. Its objective is to investigate auxiliary engine claims, highlight predominating factors and provide advice with a view of reducing the frequency/severity of auxiliary engine damage. This report aims to shine a light on the important issue of damage…

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Flashback in Maritime History – the “Cimbria” disaster 19 Jan 1883 – the Story of the “German Titanic”

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Until the “Titanic” sank in 1912, the tragedy of the Hapag steamship “Cimbria” was regarded as the largest civilian maritime disaster of all time. To this day, the catastrophe remains the biggest civilian maritime drama in German waters. The collision made headlines across the world. The story of the iron screw steamship that sank…

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