Cyprus Flag Administration permits the use of electronic Oil Record Book eORB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) announced it has provided permission for the use of electronic oil record books (eORB) onboard Cyprus-flagged vessels. Under MARPOL regulations, oil tankers of 150 gross tonnes or more are required to maintain Oil Record Book Parts I and II for cargo or ballast operations, while all ships…

Risk Focus: Hatch Covers considerations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This detailed publication from UK P&I club, written in conjunction with Surveyor IMCS, deals with all aspects of hatch covers including testing and evaluation of watertight integrity, common maintenance problems and evidence to produce in the event of a claim. This document has been designed to help those involved in inspecting, testing and evaluating the weathertight integrity of hatch covers…

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and offshore support vessels. Gijsbert de Jong, Bureau Veritas Marine Marketing and Sales Director, said: “With this new publication Bureau Veritas provides the…