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…

Cyprus Flag Administration participates in the exhibition “Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016”

Cyprus is a leading international maritime centre and one of the largest ship registries worldwide. The Cyprus Maritime Administration is responsible for the registration of ships, enforcement of merchant shipping legislation, control of ships and enforcement of international conventions, registration and certification of seafarers and administration of tonnage tax system. The Cyprus Department of Merchant…