Infographic – Plastic Buildup in our Oceans spiraling out of control

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every year 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. 100,000 marine life die each year from plastic entanglement. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. 80% of the debris is from land-based activities in North America and China. It would take 67 ships and one year to clean up less than 1% of the North Pacific Ocean. Learn about our…

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IACS issues the annual review for 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Throughout 2018, IACS spoke repeatedly and publicly about the winds of change – technical, regulatory and commercial – that are sweeping across the maritime industry. The implications of these seismic changes will be profound and require not only innovative and bespoke solutions, but the adaptation of existing processes and structures to enable member-led associations…

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USA – Greek Ship Management Company indicted for falsification of Pollution Records

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A federal grand jury in Wilmington, Delaware, returned a six-count indictment charging Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Nederland Shipping Corporation, and Chief Engineer Vasileios Mazarakis with failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering, the Justice Department announced. The charges stem from the falsification of records and other…

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Tokyo MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This annual report summarises the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU in 2018. Moreover, the report also provides port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities during the year. In 2018, 31,589 inspections, involving 17,301 individual ships, were carried out on ships registered…

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USA Arctic Strategic Outlook

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United States is an Arctic Nation, and the United States Coast Guard has served as the lead federal agency for homeland security, safety, and environmental stewardship in the Arctic region for over 150 years. Since Revenue Cutters first sailed to Alaska in 1867 to establish U.S. sovereignty, the Service’s role has expanded, including…

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