The distinction between ‘crew negligence’ and ‘crew incompetence’ and the consequence thereof.

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Assume a ship with only two valves (No.1 & No.2). Valve No.1 is the one that should be handled, the correct valve. Valve No.2 is the wrong valve and should be kept closed during cargo operations because, if handled, there will be a cargo contamination. Both valves are properly marked and labelled and…

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Launch of Port State Control CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. The main objectives of this CIC are to ensure that: ships are capable of responding appropriately and promptly to emergency situations in order to…

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Maritime security guidance for the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Recent attacks against shipping off Fujairah and in the Gulf of Oman have caused great concern. On 13 June two tankers, in close proximity, suffered explosions and severe damage to hull and machinery whilst underway by what was reported to be multiple magnetic limpet mines. The explosions were at or above the waterline and…

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Cyprus MAIC investigation – Manoverboard Fatality – Bulk Carrier EVNIA

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee, has issued an investigation report on the fatality onboard the Cyprus Flag vessel M/V EVNIA. On 04 June 2018 the Bulk Carrier “EVNIA” was berthed in Chittagong Port – Karnaphuli River at Jetty No. 7 by starboard side alongside. At about 19:50 LT, the Master with the…

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