Flashback in maritime history: Edmund Fitzgerald 10 November 1975, loss of 29 lives

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 10 November 1975, the laker Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with a loss of all 29 hands. It was one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes, carrying over 26,000 tons of taconite ore between Duluth/Superior and the steel mills to the south. The “Fitz” had departed on 9 November in tandem with another laker, but sailed…

DNVGL Guide for their electronic (digital) certificates

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) DNV GL has rolled out IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet, thus becoming the first class society to achieve full-scale production capability. More than 10,000 electronic certificates were issued during the first three weeks of production. Experience from the initial phase of full-scale production has been very encouraging, and no…

Maritime Cyprus news forum celebrates +1,000,000 visitors from 200+ countries

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Dear Maritime Cyprus members and visitors, our international news forum has grown to an unexpected audience, reaching today 200+ countries. Today 8 Nov. 2017 we had our 1,000,000 visitor, making a new milestone. A great Thank You goes out to our readers for the continued support. Kudos to you for making this milestone happen. Join today our…

BIMCO Reflections 2017 – analysis on critical issues of the shipping industry

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. The global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s Reflections is published annually and is a very interesting, short and accessible analysis on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years. Issues touched in the…

Flashback in maritime history: Sinking of ferry George Prince, with 76 lives lost – 20 October 1976

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 20 October 1976, the ferry George Prince sank in the Mississippi River near Luling, Louisiana following a collision with the tankship Frosta. Of the 94 persons on the ferry, 76 died, including the pilot. The USCG investigation states that the ferry departed its moorings at Luling for a routine nighttime crossing to Destrehan on the west bank. Unusually, it sounded…