PELAGOS EU Project Seminar – Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer in the Renewable Energy Sector

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Members/Readers are kindly invited to the seminar entitled “Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer in the Renewable Energy Sector” organized in the framework of the EU project PELAGOS, by the Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean (MARINEM). PELAGOS project aims to promote innovative networks and clusters in the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) sector within and across the Mediterranean Sea.…

Cyprus Shipping Chamber Cyber Security Case Study

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the industry moves into a smart-shipping era, the risk of cyber threats is at an all-time high. Digitalised ships, increasing interconnectedness, the extended use of electronic data exchange and electronic navigation increases the likelihood of cyber-attacks in variety, frequency and sophistication. Cyber threats are one of the most serious economic and international security challenges facing…

Paris MOU: Guidelines for the use of Electronic (digital) Certificates

The Paris MOU issued Guidelines for the use of electronic certificates in an effort to regularize the use of such certificates by ships and the recognition of such certificates by port state control officers. Signed paper certificates issued by flag States and recognized organizations authorized to act on their behalf have been the traditional means…

Rolls-Royce demonstrates world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel

Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzer´s tugs, the 28m long Svitzer Hermod, safely conducted a number of remotely controlled manoeuvres. From the quay side in Copenhagen harbour the vessel’s captain, stationed at the vessel’s remote…

Winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 ‘’Maritime Services Award’’

We are proud to announce that the Liberian Registry along with Prevention at Sea Ltd., were selected as the winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 ‘’Maritime Services Award’’ for the launching of the Electronic Oil Record Book (ε-ORB) (Part I and Part II) Maritime Software. The “Maritime Services Award” is for exceptional achievement or contribution to…

Lloyd’s Register develops new code to certify unmanned vessels (UMS)

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched a goal-based code that takes a structured approach to the assessment of unmanned marine systems (UMS) against a set of safety and operational performance requirements. With current and expected developments in autonomous and remote systems LR envisages that, within the near future, UMS will enter into widespread use through…

Next big thing: People localization system for safe evacuation of large passenger ships

Introduction: Safe and efficient passenger evacuation in case of an emergency is a hot topic in the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) today in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia and the South Korean Sewol ferry tragedies where 32 people and approximately 300 people respectively were lost. Even though the causes of these tragedies were different,…