Cyprus Flag Administration – CoronaVirus affecting Surveys, Audits, Inspections and Crew certification

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In an effort to support shipping companies and owners of Cyprus ships and to enable them to address the difficulties encountered due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Cyprus Flag Administration has issued a new Circular and put in place special arrangements for its smooth operation and the effective provision of services to its clients…

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USA: Singaporean Company Convicted for Concealing Illegal Discharges of Oily Water to the sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, pleaded guilty in federal court to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson of the Northern District of California and U.S. Coast Guard…

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USCG and EU sign memorandum on mutually recognized organizations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard and the European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for oversight of mutually recognized organizations for survey and certification of commercial vessels. The MOC provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information, activities and best practices for oversight of recognized organizations (ROs) that carry out inspection and certification…

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WHO: Handling CoronaVirus on ships – Obligations of shipowners and shipmanagers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The World Health Organization (WHO) issued Guidance for managing COVID-19 outbreaks on board ships and the obligations of Ship Owners and Managers. This document has been prepared based on the evidence currently available about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission (human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets or direct contact from an infected individual). It is recommended…

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Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate (SSCEC)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Ship Sanitation Certificate is a document that corroborates a ship’s compliance with maritime sanitation and quarantine rules specified in article 39 of the International Health Regulations (2005) issued by the World Health Organization. The certificate serves as proof that the ship is free of clear sources of contagion and may be a requirement for permission of entry into port in some…

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Dealing with Fatigue at Sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fatigue is a hazard because it may affect a seafarer’s ability to do their job effectively and safely. Importantly, fatigue affects everyone regardless of skill, knowledge and training. The effects of fatigue can be particularly dangerous in the transportation sector, including the shipping industry. All stakeholders should be alert to the factors which may…

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