European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Facts and Figures 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The EMSA Facts and Figures 2018 publication is a shortened account of the Consolidated Annual Activity Report which details how EMSA has implemented the annual tasks set out in the work programme contained in the Agency’s Single programming Document (2017-2019). EMSA’s priorities are shaped by several guiding documents, including the founding Regulation (EC) No…

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Flashback in maritime history – MV Windoc-Allanburg Bridge allision 11 Aug 2001 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 11 August 2001, the motor vessel Windoc and the Allanburg Bridge suffered an allision. Ship-bridge allisions are quite rare. The Allanburg Bridge (also referred to as Bridge 11) is a lift bridge over the Welland Canal at Allanburg, Ontario. The Windoc was downbound and passing under the lift span when the span unexpectedly lowered. The vessel’s wheelhouse…

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Legal briefing – Autonomous Shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Autonomous shipping is looking ever more likely to be the future of the maritime industry. The use of robots in shipping is nevertheless not new. Robotics technology has been in use in underwater and surface settings for some time but the rapidly advancing technology towards crewless and remotely controlled vessels has fast-forwarded the need…

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The distinction between ‘crew negligence’ and ‘crew incompetence’ and the consequence thereof.

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Assume a ship with only two valves (No.1 & No.2). Valve No.1 is the one that should be handled, the correct valve. Valve No.2 is the wrong valve and should be kept closed during cargo operations because, if handled, there will be a cargo contamination. Both valves are properly marked and labelled and…

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