Investigation report on the fire onboard ro-ro passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a synopsis of its investigation of the 17 August 2016 fire that in the main engine room of the roro passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy just outside the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fire was ignited when fuel spraying from a leaking flange came in contact with a hot…

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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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