Infographic – Bizarre Creatures in The Marianas Trench

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) It’s a geological feature so massive, so vast and so imposing that it makes Mount Everest look like a mole hill by comparison. Unlike Everest, though, it’s nearly invisible and will be forever unseen by the unaided human eye. It’s the Mariana Trench, an underwater gash in Earth’s crust that’s five times longer than the Grand…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of RMS LUSITANIA, 07 May 1915 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, which primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain, was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk. The sinking of the Lusitania enraged Americans and hastened the United States’ entrance into World War I. The Lusitania sunk within 18 minutes. Though…

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Reminder: New SOx Emission Control Area in South Korea as of 1st September, 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Emission Control Areas (ECAs), are sea areas in which stricter controls were established to minimize airborne emissions from ships as defined by Annex VI of the 1997 MARPOL Protocol. Owners and Shipmanagers are reminded of the upcoming implementation date of the South Korea SOx Emission Control Area. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOF)…

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Cyprus supports seafarers with formal crew changeover process during the Covid-19 pandemic

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) formally announces a new process to facilitate crew changes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Crew changes for vessels are possible in Cyprus provided certain conditions are met. The relevant decrees issued by the Ministry of Health also permit the long-term stay in anchorage of vessels, including cruise ships…

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IMO Global Maritime Security Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme 2019 Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ongoing threats to the shipping and port sectors continue to evolve and appropriate security measures, therefore, need a multi-agency response. In this regard, the programme kicked-off a new partnership with the Organization of American States Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (OAS-CICTE) and the Regional Security System (RSS) in the Caribbean, bringing together senior government officials…

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Navigating Legal obstacles: Legal Handbook for the Shipmaster

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The shipmaster must deal with both national and international legislation which applies on all seagoing vessels. Therefore, the purpose of this handbook is to provide a good insight with regard to national and international laws and regulations. The book focuses primarily on the safety of the vessel, the crew, the environment and cargo operations,…

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Intercargo – Reported bulk carrier casualties from 2010 to 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2019 provides an analysis of casualty statistics covering the years 2010 to 2019. Thirty-nine bulk carriers with 173 seafarers were reported lost over that period, based on available reports of total losses and constructive total losses from public sources and IMO’s GISIS. Cargo shift and/or liquefaction is one of…

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