Cyprus Flag Administration updates the Directory of Services and contact persons 24 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping (Cyprus DMS), has recently issued an updated version of their Directory of Services, and contact persons. This can be downloaded at the bottom of this article. Cyprus is an international maritime centre, boasting strength, breadth and experience, attracting quality tonnage and increasing numbers of first-rate shipping companies from…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 11 Jan 2019

(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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ABS Launches New Guide for Liquefied Gas Tank Barges with Remote Control and Monitoring of Essential Systems

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Guide provides requirements for the design and construction of barges equipped with various degrees of automation, remote control and monitoring of essential systems supporting cargo management. The barges may be unattended and controlled primarily from the towing vessel’s navigation bridge. Gas as fuel has become an increasingly popular option for many shipowners looking to comply with…

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New MLC consolidated text, including 2014 and 2016 amendments

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The celebration of the ILO Centenary started with the entry into force, on 8 January 2019, of the 2016 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, as amended (MLC, 2006) . Under the amendments, governments and shipowners are expected to adopt measures to better protect seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying using as a reference the Guidance on Eliminating…

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OCIMF issues guidance paper on controlling VOC emissions

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued a new information paper on volatile organic compound emissions from cargo systems on oil tankers. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are organic chemicals containing carbon atoms that easily vaporise at normal conditions and enter into the atmosphere. OCIMF’s information paper presents the technologies and methods that are currently available for…

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Is the shipping industry embracing the digital age?

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The shipping industry is facing a period of great change. From an increasing focus on environmental issues, to fast-changing technology, the challenge is to keep up with the changes whilst managing spending. Reed Smith has conducted a survey in 2018 asking industry participants: How prepared are you for the digital age? In light of the responses to that survey,…

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