UK MCA updates the Code of Safe Working Practices (Amendment 4, October 2019)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Code of Safe Working Practices (COSWP) provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be…

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Flashback in Maritime history – Mystery of SV Mary Celeste, 4 December 1872

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 4th of December 1872, the US brigantine Mary Celeste, en route from New York to Genoa, was discovered abandoned and deserted off the Azores Islands in a disheveled but seaworthy condition, with no obvious signs of sudden catastrophe. The final entry in the log, dated ten days previously, was a routine statement of…

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Offshore renewable energy installations (OREI) – impact on shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The location, size and irregular shape of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) present new challenges to the safe navigation and communication of shipping and emergency rescue. These difficulties could contribute to a marine casualty leading to injury, death or loss of property, either at sea or among the population ashore. This guide provides details…

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Carnival Horizon Allision – Investigation Report from the NTSB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a Marine Accident report regarding the Carnival Horizon‘s August 28, 2018 allision as the vessel was being maneuvered to berth no. 2 at Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 in New York City. The cruise ship’s bow struck the southwest corner of adjacent Pier 90. The 1,062-foot…

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China issues Guidance on 2020 Sulphur Cap and how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) China MSA has recently provided guidance on the IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation scheme, particularly on how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels in Chinese territory. Outside the Chinese designated emission control areas – which are not to be confused with MARPOL Annex VI emission control areas – the fuel sulphur regulations will follow MARPOL…

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The world merchant fleet statistics 2018 from Equasis and EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report provides a picture of the world’s merchant fleet in 2018, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance. The statistics are grouped into themes which could be of interest to the industry and regulators. The themes are as follows: The Merchant Fleet Population…

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