Infographic – The Age of Exploration: Life on the Open Seas

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Life was pretty difficult for a sailor in the age of exploration, and every day was filled with hard work, and back breaking labor. Journeys could take years, since ships could only cover about 100 miles a day, and the pay was poor. Food wasn’t of the best standard either, with crews getting 3,000 calories…

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Tokyo MoU releases their PSC Annual Report for 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This annual report summarizes the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU in 2019. Moreover, the report also provides port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities during the year. Detentions: In 2019, 983 ships registered under 66 flags were detained due to serious…

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IMO: new protocols designed to lift barriers for safe crew changes

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other maritime stakeholders. The need for ships to change crews and for seafarers to fly home at the end of their periods of…

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