Maritime Investigation: $17,550 fines for giving false information after crewman passed out in hold

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emilie Bulker, gave false information to New Zealand maritime authority after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. On Thursday, 19 September, at the Wellington District Court, Captain Walter Damian and Chief Officer Ian…

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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 2/2019

(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…

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ITF on Maritime Subsidies: Do They Provide Value for Money?

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Transport Forum (ITF), associated with the OEDC, issued its report ‘Maritime Subsidies: Do They Provide Value for Money?’. The report gives an overview of direct and indirect subsidies available to maritime transport in OECD countries. It assesses whether they provide value for taxpayers’ money and offers recommendations how policy makers can increase the…

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Flashback in maritime history – EL FARO sinking and the loss of 33 people on 1 Oct 2015 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EL FARO was a United States-flagged, combination roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off cargo ship crewed by U.S. merchant mariners. She was lost at sea with all hands on October 1, 2015, after losing propulsion near the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin. El Faro departed Jacksonville, Florida, bound for Puerto Rico at 8:10 pm EST on September 29, 2015, when then-Tropical Storm Joaquin was several hundred miles to the east. Two days…

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