Cyprus Flag Administration – CoronaVirus affecting Surveys, Audits, Inspections and Crew certification

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In an effort to support shipping companies and owners of Cyprus ships and to enable them to address the difficulties encountered due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Cyprus Flag Administration has issued a new Circular and put in place special arrangements for its smooth operation and the effective provision of services to its clients…

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USA: Singaporean Company Convicted for Concealing Illegal Discharges of Oily Water to the sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, pleaded guilty in federal court to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson of the Northern District of California and U.S. Coast Guard…

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Safebridge launches a #BeSafe Campaign to protect Seafarers Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To alleviate the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the maritime industry, Safebridge, the company behind SafeLearn, launches a dedicated #BeSafe campaign to protect the welfare of seafarers. In doing so, Safebridge is giving out EUR 100,000 worth of its online training licenses free of charge to those in need and affected by the…

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USCG and EU sign memorandum on mutually recognized organizations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard and the European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for oversight of mutually recognized organizations for survey and certification of commercial vessels. The MOC provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information, activities and best practices for oversight of recognized organizations (ROs) that carry out inspection and certification…

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WHO: Handling CoronaVirus on ships – Obligations of shipowners and shipmanagers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The World Health Organization (WHO) issued Guidance for managing COVID-19 outbreaks on board ships and the obligations of Ship Owners and Managers. This document has been prepared based on the evidence currently available about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission (human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets or direct contact from an infected individual). It is recommended…

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Cyber Security Guide from the Digital Container Shipping Association

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In an age where IT and operational technology is increasingly connected and automated, the ability to prevent cyber attacks is a core competency every carrier must have – on shore and onboard ships. The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has published the DCSA Implementation Guide for Cyber Security on Vessels for the global container shipping industry. The purpose…

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Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate (SSCEC)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Ship Sanitation Certificate is a document that corroborates a ship’s compliance with maritime sanitation and quarantine rules specified in article 39 of the International Health Regulations (2005) issued by the World Health Organization. The certificate serves as proof that the ship is free of clear sources of contagion and may be a requirement for permission of entry into port in some…

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