Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 13 March 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus DMS has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section 84 of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012. The updated list of contractors certified under Section 22(1) of the law is available on the department’s website. The contractors…

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Safety Critical Equipment and Spare Part Guidance by OCIMF

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new information paper and indeed is a very welcome initiative for the industry. The purpose of this information paper is to provide guidance on safety critical spare parts for companies to consider when preparing a Safety Management System (SMS). It is equally applicable to companies managing any type…

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ABS launches electronic certificates for its fleet

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) American Bureau if Shipping (ABS) recently announced the launch of e-Certificates. Continuously available, tamper-proof, independently verifiable and secure digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates, e-Certificates are now available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorization. Traditional paper certificates are always still available.  “E-Certificates are the latest product from ABS’ FutureClassTM program.…

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Australia has one of the largest mixed market economies and is the largest continental landmass in the world surrounded by water. Therefore, Australia’s national livelihood remains focused on ensuring maritime trade to and from the country remains safe, efficient and complies with all relevant international conventions. Australia relies on sea transport for 99 per cent of its…

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USCG releases their 2017 Port State Control annual report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance announced the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2017. This report marks another year of PSC activities and provides the global maritime industry key statistics and compliance trends in relation to compliance with U.S. and international regulations, such as the Safety of Life at Sea…

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AMSA – Supporting Seafarer mental health

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Good mental health is important for both personal wellbeing and work performance. However, the mental health among seafarers has become an area of increased concern. Reports of mental health issues at sea have become commonplace, and data indicates that seafaring is an occupation with increased risk of suicide. Social isolation, long working hours, commercial and regulatory pressures are some…

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DromonClass celebrates 15 Years

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This year, Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DromonClass) celebrates its 15th anniversary.  Since its establishment in 2003, the Society has become one of the leading Classification Societies and Verification Bodies.  For the past 15 years DromonClass serves its clients, no matter the size, to ensure safety, continues compliance and performance in a demanding and complex regulatory…

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