European Maritime safety Agency Celebrating 10 year CleanSeaNet Service

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) CleanSeaNet is the Near Real Time European satellite based oil spill monitoring and vessel detection service, set up and operated by the EMSA since April 2007. The service provides aggregated products on possible oil spill’s, pollution alerts and related information to the operational maritime administrations within 30 min. after satellite acquisition to allow an effective use of the…

MAIB investigation Report of the fatal accident onboard the bulker Graig Rotterdam

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the fatal accident onboard the bulk carrier Graig Rotterdam in Alexandria, Egypt on 19 December 2016. The vessel was discharging a deck cargo of packaged timber. At 1109, the bosun, a Chinese national, fell overboard and into a barge that…

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…

USCG new Marine Safety Center (MSC) website

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG Marine Safety Center (MSC) announced its new website. All Marine Safety Center plan review guides, tonnage guides, and ballast water type approvals are now available on the improved website. USCG will continue to add more references and functionality in the coming weeks. In the interim, you may experience “under construction” page notifications while…

Flashback in maritime history: Edmund Fitzgerald 10 November 1975, loss of 29 lives

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 10 November 1975, the laker Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with a loss of all 29 hands. It was one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes, carrying over 26,000 tons of taconite ore between Duluth/Superior and the steel mills to the south. The “Fitz” had departed on 9 November in tandem with another laker, but sailed…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) – report on CMA CGM Vasco de Gama Grounding

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation on the grounding of the ultra-large container vessel CMA CGM Vasco de Gama on the western side of the Thorn Channel whilst approaching the Port of Southampton on 22 August 2016. The investigation found that a detailed passage plan had not been…