Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into engine room fatality on MV Khosrov Bey

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the fatal engine room fall of the second engineer on 3 November 2018 onboard the general cargo ship Khosrov Bey in the Black Sea. The fall occurred while the engineer was descending the ladder. Analysis revealed high blood alcohol.  SUMMARYAt noon time on 03 November, the chief…

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UK MAIB investigation report – Explosion and fire on chemical tanker Stolt Groenland

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 17 August 2019, Stolt Groenland, a Cayman Islands registered chemical/ products tanker operated by Stolt Tankers B.V. sailed from Houston, USA for passage to Kobe, Japan via the Panama Canal. The tanker was carrying 20 different chemical cargoes in 37 of its 39 cargo tanks. After discharging four cargo tanks of Kobe on…

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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into the Crew fatality and serious injuries on MV BALGARKA during shipyard repairs

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the Safety Investigation report on the 28 October 2018 collision of the incident on MV BALGARKA involving Crew fatality and serious injuries during shipyard repairs. SUMMARY At about 0900 on 28 October 2018, a crew member sustained fatal injuries and another was admitted to hospital with serious injuries, following a fire on…

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Maritime Risk Focus: Safe LNG Bunkering Operations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The advent of the 2020 global sulphur cap regulation has been driving marine engine technology towards achieving environmental compliance. The marine engine manufacturers have been developing ship’s engines capable of using alternative low-flashpoint and low-sulphur fuels as a way to meet the stringent environmental requirements. In addition, abatement technologies for the reduction of harmful…

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Safety Guidance for stowage of dangerous goods on containerships (Fire Risk)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Container ship fires are a growing concern. Fires, originating from dangerous goods in containers, whether wrongfully declared or not, occur with alarming frequency. Such fires endanger the lives of the crew, harm the environment and cause damage to cargo and property. The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) has published a new safety guidance for…

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ISM Code – Cyber Security changes coming into effect

The link between people and technology is processes. IMO has given ship owners and managers until 1 January 2021 to incorporate cyber risk management into their Safety Management System (SMS) or else ships risk being detained by port state control. This includes all commercially operated vessels over 500GT. It may also include other vessels depending…

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