Streamlining Complex Workflows with a Digital Certification Platform

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In the maritime industry, for many years now, we have become accustomed to a certification management process that is very complex and time-consuming. It is made up of countless steps, starting from the moment a certificate is issued to the moment a seafarer receives it and the party of interest verifies it. The people…

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ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships report from January to June 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage onboard or kidnapped for ransom worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and…

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IMO video – Promoting gender diversity in the maritime sector

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A new film from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) shows how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector The maritime world is changing – and for the better. With help from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), exciting and rewarding career opportunities are opening up for women…

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OCIMF 2019 Annual Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) was formed in April 1970 in response to the growing public concern about marine pollution, particularly by oil, after the Torrey Canyon incident in 1967. In the early 1970s, a variety of antipollution initiatives were starting to emerge nationally, regionally and internationally, but with little coordination. Through OCIMF, the oil industry was able to play a stronger coordinating role in…

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USA – Portuguese Shipping Company to Pay $1.5 Million for MARPOL violations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Portline Bulk International S.A. pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and one count of Obstruction. The charges stem from the falsification of the Oil Record Book onboard the M/V Achilleus, a Maltese-flagged ocean-going bulk carrier ship managed by Defendant…

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