EU Blue Economy Annual Report 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The “Blue” in “Blue Economy” stands for the seas and oceans. As a vital component of Europe’s coastal economies, oceans can also contribute to our continent’s overall prosperity. They can produce investment, jobs and economic growth – and the healthier they are, the more productive they’ll be. Therefore, the Blue Economy must be a Sustainable Blue Economy. The European Commission has undertaken to measure the trends,…

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Intertanko – Gap analysis and mapping of Vessel Inspection Questionnaire edition 7 against edition 6

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the launch of the seventh edition of the Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers, INTERTANKO has been developing a gap analysis and mapping document for use by the tanker industry. OCIMF has stated that this edition has undergone an extensive revision process which has…

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DNVGL – Gas Carrier Update 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the world increasingly looks to natural gas as a low-pollution source of energy, the entire LNG value chain stands to benefit. Technologies closing the gap between LNG carriers and the on-shore distribution infrastructure are burgeoning. In this issue you will learn about an ingenious ship-to-shore LNG transfer platform that simplifies the delivery of liquefied natural gas in smaller…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates the Directory of Services and contact persons 23 July 2018

(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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Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) preliminary report on the YM Efficiency loss of containers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 1 June 2018, at about 0035 Eastern Standard Time, the Liberian-flagged container ship YM Efficiency (Figure 1) lost 81 containers overboard in gale-force weather conditions. At the time of the container loss, the ship was about 16 NM east-south-east of Newcastle, New South Wales (NSW). The occurrence also resulted in damage to a further 62 containers…

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DNVGL – Bulk Carrier Update 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com)  In this issue of BULK CARRIER UPDATE, DNVGL directs readers attention to the following matters relevant to Bulk Carriers: the recent delivery of the world’s largest dry cargo vessel – Yuan He Hai, a 400,000 dwt ore carrier with innovative design features such as gas-ready. Also, as a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship she will be able…

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Maritime Regulations Guidance – Control and Management of Ballast Water

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Loading and discharging ballast water is an essential part of a ship’s operation, with large ships requiring many thousands of tonnes of water to maintain their stability, draft and manoeuvrability. By the very nature of the operation, this ballast water contains hundreds of micro and macroscopic species that will be carried to new destinations…

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