Tokyo MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This annual report summarizes the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU in 2019. Moreover, the report also provides port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities during the year. Detentions: In 2019, 983 ships registered under 66 flags were detained due to serious…

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IMO: new protocols designed to lift barriers for safe crew changes

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other maritime stakeholders. The need for ships to change crews and for seafarers to fly home at the end of their periods of…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of RMS LUSITANIA, 07 May 1915 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, which primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain, was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk. The sinking of the Lusitania enraged Americans and hastened the United States’ entrance into World War I. The Lusitania sunk within 18 minutes. Though…

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Cyprus supports seafarers with formal crew changeover process during the Covid-19 pandemic

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) formally announces a new process to facilitate crew changes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Crew changes for vessels are possible in Cyprus provided certain conditions are met. The relevant decrees issued by the Ministry of Health also permit the long-term stay in anchorage of vessels, including cruise ships…

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Navigating Legal obstacles: Legal Handbook for the Shipmaster

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The shipmaster must deal with both national and international legislation which applies on all seagoing vessels. Therefore, the purpose of this handbook is to provide a good insight with regard to national and international laws and regulations. The book focuses primarily on the safety of the vessel, the crew, the environment and cargo operations,…

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