Port State Control – Reducing the risk of Deficiencies and Detentions

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Port State Control detentions due to ISM failures are becoming more common as the authorities are grouping deficiencies together to justify detaining the ship. The objectives of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment…

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Risk focus – Enclosed Space Entry and Rescue

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Failure to comply with company procedures regarding entry into enclosed spaces can be fatal. This key shipboard operation sadly continues to cause injury and take lives every year, and in the following we briefly deal with the hazards, regulations and procedures involved in entering enclosed spaces. The most frequent hazards when entering an enclosed space…

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Hull, Air Lubrication Technology

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) One of the earlier applications using air bubbles on vessels was the Prairie/Masker Air System developed by the National Defense Research Committee in US Navy Laboratories since post World War II (Domenico, 1982). The Masker system emitted air bubbles under the hull, concealing engine room noise. The Prairie system emitted bubbles around the propeller.…

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Cause and prevention of container loss at sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The causes of losing containers overboard are numerous and often complex, though very often basic operational errors are a factor. The consequences of container loss should justify time, cost and effort by ship owners and operators in reviewing and improving preventative measures. GARD P&I club has put together a fine article which tackles this issue. …

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First Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea published

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The first version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea‘ is published by Human Rights at Sea after the initial drafting session was held in Switzerland on 20-21 March 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. The Declaration was first announced to students in Malta on 4…

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New guidance available on Arrested and Detained vessels and Abandoned Seafarers

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New guidance is now available to assist welfare organisations dealing with incidents of seafarers being abandoned and vessels being arrested or detained. The booklet, entitled Arrested and Detained Vessels, and Abandoned Seafarers, has been produced by ISWAN in partnership with InterManager, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) and the…

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