9th East Med Marine and Oil & Gas Exhibition: The largest and most successful event since its inception!

‘The largest and most successful event since its inception! This was the general sentiment among exhibitors and participants of the 9th East Med Marine and Oil & Gas Exhibition. 85 exhibitors and more than 500 shipping and maritime professionals attended the conferences, workshops and exhibition. This year’s increased attendance verifies that the local shipping industry…

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Flashback in Maritime History: Sinking of the HMS Birkenhead – 26 February 1852

(www. MaritimeCyprus.com) On 26 February 1852, the troopship HMS BIRKENHEAD grounded at Danger Point, near Cape Town, South Africa. It was carrying about 400 British soldiers to fight in the Kaffir War in South Africa. Also on board were about 200 civilians, mostly women and children. There were not sufficient lifeboats for everyone. The senior British Army…

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