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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UK MCA updates the Code of Safe Working Practices (Amendment 4, October 2019)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Code of Safe Working Practices (COSWP) provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be…

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Flashback in Maritime history – Mystery of SV Mary Celeste, 4 December 1872

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 4th of December 1872, the US brigantine Mary Celeste, en route from New York to Genoa, was discovered abandoned and deserted off the Azores Islands in a disheveled but seaworthy condition, with no obvious signs of sudden catastrophe. The final entry in the log, dated ten days previously, was a routine statement of…

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Offshore renewable energy installations (OREI) – impact on shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The location, size and irregular shape of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) present new challenges to the safe navigation and communication of shipping and emergency rescue. These difficulties could contribute to a marine casualty leading to injury, death or loss of property, either at sea or among the population ashore. This guide provides details…

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ABS issues guide for Fire-fighting systems for Cargo Areas of Container Vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ABS has recently updated their 2017 guide on FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR ON-DECK CARGO AREAS OF CONTAINER CARRIERS, which now includes guidance for fire stowed below deck, for fire on the deckhouse and finally guidance concerning container hold flooding as a measure for fire-fighting. The new guide is called: FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR CARGO AREAS OF…

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SafeLearn Enters Cooperation Agreement With Conapra – Brazilian Maritime Pilots’ Association

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) SafeLearn, a product line of Safebridge broadens its business horizons even further and enters a cooperation agreement with Conapra – Brazilian Maritime Pilots’ Association. SafeLearn ECDIS Training for Maritime Pilots course is now available on the Association’s digital application, for further use by their member pilots. SafeLearn ECDIS Training for Maritime Pilots course was…

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