Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) updated list of approved Doctors

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) recently issued an updated list of medical practitioners authorised to carry out examinations and issue certificates under Article 12 of the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination of Seafarers and Issue of Certificates) Laws 2000 and 2014 and the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination of Seafarers and Issue of Certificates) (List…

Cyprus Flag Administration latest advice regarding the Updating requirements of shipborne navigation and communication equipment

Introduction: A. The world Radio Communication Conference 2012 made changes to appendices 17 and 18 of the Radio Regulation. Certain frequencies and channelling arrangements for the maritime HF and VHF bands as contained in appendices 17 and 18 of the Radio Regulations are revised. Due to these changes, the use of frequencies that would be…

Cyprus Flag Administration guide for BWM Convention entering into force on 8th September 2017.

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has issued a circular to owners, operators and managers of Cyprus-flagged ships regarding Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8th September 2017. From the DMS relevant circular number 1/2017: 1. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments 2004…

Cyprus Flag Administration – Entry into force of amendments to Code of Maritime Labour Convention

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has informed owners, operators and managers of Cyprus ships of the adoption, under the tacit acceptance procedure, of the 2014 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which were approved by the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference. The amendments, which enter into force…

Unions, industry seek consensus with Limassol port operators

The commercialisation of Limassol port will only be complete once the new operators reach mutually acceptable agreements with local stakeholders that safeguard their rights and responsibilities as Cyprus shipping enters a new era. This was the main message from the annual general meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Association (CSA), which took place in Limassol. The…

ENI awarded two exploration blocks offshore Cyprus

Eni has been awarded two exploration blocks offshore Cyprus, following a competitive international bid round. Eni will be the operator of Block 6 with a 50% stake (Total will hold the remaining 50%), and it will also acquire a 100% stake in Block 8. According to Eni, these areas have geological affinities with those successfully…