Viking Sky Loss of Propulsion and Near Grounding 23 Mar 2019 – AIBN Interim Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the afternoon of 23 March 2019, the cruise vessel Viking Sky experienced a black-out and loss of propulsion in gale to storm force conditions in the Hustadvika area of the Norwegian Coast. The master immediately sent out a mayday as the ship drifted towards shore. Viking Sky was owned by Viking Ocean Cruises…

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Maritime Safety: Pilot transfer arrangements

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article aims to remind shipowners, operators, masters, crews, ROs, marine pilots and pilotage providers of the obligation to provide safe pilot transfer arrangements. There are frequent incidents where pilots’ lives have been placed at risk around the world, when man ropes have parted or its securing point has failed. In addition, there are frequent…

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OCIMF guidelines for the development of Polar Water Operational Manual

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New joint guidelines from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) aim to support shipping companies by providing advice on how to develop procedures that best suits their needs when navigating in polar waters. Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected…

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Marine insurance: Advice to Masters

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A shipowner can face losses arising from many different types of casualty, and to offer the best levels of protection marine insurance has developed into two distinct categories of insurance cover: protection and indemnity (P&I) insurance and hull and machinery (H&M) insurance. H&M insurance is property insurance, covering damage to the vessel itself, its…

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UNCTAD – Maritime transport review 2019 – Greek owned Fleet ranks first

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published the Review of Maritime Transport 2019 study, presenting in it a fall in maritime trade growth. The report highlights trade policy crosscurrents, geopolitics and sanctions, environmental worries, fuel economics and tensions regarding the Strait of Hormuz, all of which have contributed to slower…

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myCert to Issue Digital Certificates for the 10th International Health and Safety Conference SFESE X

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The 10th International Health and Safety Conference titled: “Health and Safety – The Way Forward” will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 9:00-16:00, at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. myCert is proud to be the sole platform used for the digital issuance of all the participants’ Certificates of Attendance. At…

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SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January,…

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