Cyprus MAIC investigation – Fatality on Ro-Ro M/V ISLE OF INISHMORE March 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (MAIC) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board Cyprus Flag vessels worldwide, and other vessels in Cyprus territorial waters. The objective of the MAIC in investigating an accident, is the prevention of future accidents by establishing their root causes and circumstances. Accident…

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Loss Prevention: Cargo claims related to leaking hatch covers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Cargo damage as a result of water ingress into cargo holds through leaking hatch covers is a problem that all P&I Clubs over the years have issued Loss prevention materials, focused on alerting Shipowners and Shipmanagers and on the maintenance of the hatch covers. The Swedish P&I Club’s latest prevention publication, namely “Wet Damage on…

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Dealing with Fatigue at Sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fatigue is a hazard because it may affect a seafarer’s ability to do their job effectively and safely. Importantly, fatigue affects everyone regardless of skill, knowledge and training. The effects of fatigue can be particularly dangerous in the transportation sector, including the shipping industry. All stakeholders should be alert to the factors which may…

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Fatal accidents caused by moving elevators on ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article highlights shipowners, operators, masters and crews obligation to ensure safe working arrangements are in place for any work involving a ship’s elevator. During 2018 and 2019, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received notification of two separate accidents that involved crew members being trapped and crushed by a moving elevator. In both instances,…

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Flashback in maritime history: SS Koombana disappearing during a tropical cyclone on 20 Mar 1912

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The SS Koombana was a late Edwardian-era passenger, cargo and mail carrying steamship. From March 1909 to March 1912, she operated coastal liner services between Fremantle, Western Australia and various ports in the northwest of that State. She is best known for disappearing at an unknown location north of Port Hedland, Western Australia, during a…

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