Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 13 March 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus DMS has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section 84 of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012. The updated list of contractors certified under Section 22(1) of the law is available on the department’s website. The contractors…

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DromonClass celebrates 15 Years

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This year, Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DromonClass) celebrates its 15th anniversary.  Since its establishment in 2003, the Society has become one of the leading Classification Societies and Verification Bodies.  For the past 15 years DromonClass serves its clients, no matter the size, to ensure safety, continues compliance and performance in a demanding and complex regulatory…

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Reminder – New biofouling rules for New Zealand coming in May 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be implementing new biofouling rules for all vessels arriving in New Zealand beginning May 2018. The Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) will require all vessels to arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Under the new standard, vessels will be required to carry and provide…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates their Directory, email addresses and SSAS designated email address

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (Cyprus DMS), which is now called Cyprus Deputy ministry of Shipping (Cyprus DMS), has recently issued an updated version of their Directory of Services, and contact persons. This can be downloaded at the bottom of this article. In parallel, the Cyprus DMS has issued a new circular notifying that the…

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DNVGL – Cruise update 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The cruise industry’s growth seems unstoppable, with yard capacity as the only limiting factor. Asia has joined the game – Genting Dream (Dream Cruises) and Norwegian Joy (Norwegian Cruise Line), both built by Meyer Werft, are vessels expressly designed for the burgeoning East Asian market. Meanwhile new yards are entering the market: Norway’s Ulstein Verft brings its unique…

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