OCIMF Static Towing Assembly Guidelines

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new Guidance paper on Static Towing Assembly. This Guidance provide technical guidance on selecting fit for purpose towing assemblies that minimize risk of injury to crew members or damage to equipment and optimize the effectiveness of static towing operations. This Guide discusses the technical factors that…

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Intercargo – Reported bulk carrier casualties from 2010 to 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2019 provides an analysis of casualty statistics covering the years 2010 to 2019. Thirty-nine bulk carriers with 173 seafarers were reported lost over that period, based on available reports of total losses and constructive total losses from public sources and IMO’s GISIS. Cargo shift and/or liquefaction is one of…

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Flashback in maritime history: M/V GRANDCAMP explosion and Texas City disaster, 16 April 1947

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 16 April 1947, in the port of Texas City, Texas, the freighter GRANDCAMP, with a cargo of ammonium nitrate, small arms ammunition, machinery, and sisal twine, caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the nearby freighter HIGH FLYER, loaded with ammonium nitrate and sulphur. When the two ships exploded, it largely flattened…

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Guideline for Arctic Marine Risk Assessment from the Arctic Council

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group of the Arctic Council has released a Guideline for Arctic Marine Risk Assessment. The guideline contains best practice methods and data sources for conducting regional and area-wide risk assessments concerned with ship traffic and operations in the Arctic. This Guideline applies the risk management process as…

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