GDPR Handbook on European data protection law

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Europe is at the forefront of data protection worldwide. The EU’s data protection standards are based on Council of Europe Convention 108, EU instruments – including the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities – as well as on the respective case law of the European Court of Human Rights…

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Malta investigation report on the Collision of bulk carriers Gortynia and DZ Qingdao

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the 17 May 2017 collision of the bulk carrier Gortynia and the bulk carrier DZ Qingdao in the Singapore Strait. Gortynia was east-bound and DZ Qingdao was west-bound prior to the incident and each in its respective TSS lane. DZ Qingdao suffered a loss of…

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DNV GL releases cyber security notation

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) DNV GL announced the release of its first class notations to help shipowners and operators protect their assets from cyber security incidents. The new class notations – Cyber secure – help owners and operators protect vital systems from cyber security threats, the class society said in a press release. They will be published on the…

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EMSA – Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the European Commission

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has posted the document Sulphur Inspection Guidance. It is intended to provide guidance to EU port state control agencies for a harmonized approach to the inspection of ships, ascertaining their compliance, identifying non-compliances, and applying control procedures for the enforcement of Directive (EU) 2016/802 (codification of Council Directive 1999/32/EC), as regards…

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Panama Canal – Safe Boarding Week 2-6 July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory stating that Safe Boarding Week is scheduled for 2-6 July. Vessels at both Cristobal and Balboa anchorages will be boarded to inspect their boarding facility arrangements utilising the attached inspection checklist and masters should be provided with the results immediately after inspection. Any vessel with boarding arrangements…

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Australia investigation report of the Fire on board BBC Xingang

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released the report of its investigation of the 11 December 2017 fire on the general cargo ships BBC Xingang in port in Newcastle. The fire started during the oxy-acetylene cutting and gouging removal of sea fastenings. Molten metal and other hot material produced by this work burned through protective fire blankets in…

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Guidelines to shipping companies on Mental Health awareness

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Nautilus, the RMT union and the UK Chamber of Shipping have jointly agreed new guidelines to help shipping companies to develop policies for the mental wellbeing of their seafarers. The advice come at a time of increasing awareness of the importance of wellbeing and growing concerns about evidence suggesting that the suicide rate among seafarers is…

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