Turkey: Environmental Pollution Fines and Recommendations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Turkey has been developing environmental protection for their territorial waters, and significant fines are applicable to vessels that violate Turkish antipollution regulations. Different from the major increase imposed in December 2018, this is a mere adjustment of the fines for inflation that takes place every year. According to the declaration of the Ministry of…

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Iceland – heavy fuel oil banned as of 01 Jan 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Government of Iceland has issued a news release stating that, effective 1 January 2020, the permissible sulphur content of marine fuels used in the territorial sea and internal waters of Iceland will be lowered from 3.5% to 0.1%. The Iceland Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources has issued a regulation tightening fuel…

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Due diligence for ship finance transactions in Cyprus

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Shipping Industry is currently undergoing one of its largest economic and financial crises of recent memory due to the turmoil brought on by the credit crunch. It is under these circumstances that prudent and careful financial and investment decisions need to be made in order to not only survive the turbulence, but to thrive…

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One dead, 5 crew injured onboard Heavy Lift Ship transporting Offshore processing ship. Probable alcohol poisoning

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) South African rescue agencies responded to a request for assistance from the heavy lift ship BOKA Vanguard, which reported a fatal accident and several other health complications on board.  Boskalis heavy lift ship BOKA VANGUARD interrupted her voyage from China to Brazil with offshore processing ship PETROBRAS 70 on board, and approached Durban South Africa,…

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Autonomous ships – Guidance from ClassNK

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Classification Society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships ~Design development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems”. In the field of ships, research and development of technology related to maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) has been actively carried out with the aim of improving safety by preventing human…

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