EMSA Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime safety Agency has issued the Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents. It consists in a high-level analysis of accidents reported by the EU Member States in European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP). General: During 2016 there were 106 reported fatalities, 957 persons injured, 26 ships lost and 123 investigations launched. With 3145…

IMO – Port State Control regimes collaboration

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO issued a news release stating that port state control regimes have pledged to strengthen their collaboration with the IMO and amongst themselves. They also agreed to consider moving away from ‘black/grey/white’ lists toward expanding an individual ship risk profile approach. A recent workshop (24-26 October) for port State control (PSC) MoU/Agreement Secretaries…

New MoU signed to enhance safe navigation in Straits of Malacca and Singapore SOMS

In an effort to improve navigational safety in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), a second phase of a joint hydrographic survey was formally launched via an agreement signed in Malaysia. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed between Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Malacca Strait Council (MSC) of Japan, the second phase of the survey will cover…

ClassNK releases their 2016 Port State Control annual report

This Annual Report on Port State Control (PSC) summarizes deficiencies identified during PSC inspections carried out in various countries around the world. This report is prepared with the objective of building awareness with the present state of PSC and thereby improving future onboard maintenance and inspections, and as well as Safety Management System. It also contains interesting photos…