Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of SS Marine Electric, 12 February 1983

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The SS Marine Electric sank during a storm in the North Atlantic on 12 February 1983. Of the 34 crew members on board, three survived, but only after enduring 90 minutes in extremely cold water. The ship had passed all required inspections and surveys, but the subsequent USCG Marine Casualty Report revealed the inspections and surveys…

Movers and Shakers – Peter Hinchliffe hands over to Guy Platten at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Guy Platten has been named the next secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the trade association that represents 80% of the international merchant fleet. Mr Platten is Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, a national shipowners’ association and member of the ICS. Mr Platten told UK Chamber staff of his departure earlier…

Cruise ship industry updated orders coming in the near future

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In the period 2015-2016, 17 new vessels were launched adding a total of 41162 passenger capacity to the worldwide industry, which was 9,1% growth, with additional USD 3,4 billion dollars in annual revenue. By the year 2027, based on all current shipbuilding orders, Royal Caribbean (RCCL) will be ranked the world’s largest passenger shipping company (estimated…