EU Blue Economy Annual Report 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The “Blue” in “Blue Economy” stands for the seas and oceans. As a vital component of Europe’s coastal economies, oceans can also contribute to our continent’s overall prosperity. They can produce investment, jobs and economic growth – and the healthier they are, the more productive they’ll be. Therefore, the Blue Economy must be a Sustainable Blue Economy. The European Commission has undertaken to measure the trends,…

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OCIMF releases their 2018 Annual Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) was formed in April 1970 in response to the growing public concern about marine pollution, particularly by oil, after the Torrey Canyon incident in 1967. In the early 1970s, a variety of antipollution initiatives were starting to emerge nationally, regionally and internationally, but with little coordination. Through OCIMF, the oil industry was able to play a stronger coordinating role in…

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EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency Consolidated Annual Activity Report 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The idea of a European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) originated in the late 1990s along with a number of other important European maritime safety initiatives. EMSA was set up as the regulatory agency that would provide a major source of support to the Commission and the Member States in the field of maritime safety and prevention of…

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Paris MOU – 2017 performance lists for Flag states and Recognized Organizations (ROs).

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) At its 51st meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2017 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2018. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum, from  flags with a high performance to flags with…

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