Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into injury during free-fall lifeboat drill

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the 9 March 2019 casualty onboard the tanker Giovanni DP. The vessel was on an ocean passage towards Antwerp, Belgium. The crew were all mustered to carry out an abandon ship drill. While carrying out a test of the free-fall lifeboat’s release hook, the lifeboat…

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Flashback in maritime history: Supertanker TORREY CANYON grounding + oil spill 18 Mar 1967

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the world stage, the grounding of the supertanker TORREY CANYON on Pollard’s Rock in the Seven Stones reef between Cornwall and the Scilly Isles is more significant than the 1989 EXXON VALDEZ oil spill. The TORREY CANYON was one of the first tankers large enough (120,000 tons capacity) to be designated a supertanker. It…

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Safebridge launches a #BeSafe Campaign to protect Seafarers Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To alleviate the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the maritime industry, Safebridge, the company behind SafeLearn, launches a dedicated #BeSafe campaign to protect the welfare of seafarers. In doing so, Safebridge is giving out EUR 100,000 worth of its online training licenses free of charge to those in need and affected by the…

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Flashback in maritime history – SS Utopia collision with HMS Anson and sinking on 17 Mar 1891

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) SS Utopia – Collided with HMS Anson while trying to enter the Bay of Gibraltar on 17 March 1891. She sank in minutes, killing 562 passengers and crew. Two rescuers from HMS Immortalité also drowned; 318 survivors were rescued. On 25 February 1891 Utopia sailed out from Trieste to New York City with stopovers at Naples, Genoa and Gibraltar. She carried a total of…

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Loss Prevention: Cargo claims related to leaking hatch covers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Cargo damage as a result of water ingress into cargo holds through leaking hatch covers is a problem that all P&I Clubs over the years have issued Loss prevention materials, focused on alerting Shipowners and Shipmanagers and on the maintenance of the hatch covers. The Swedish P&I Club’s latest prevention publication, namely “Wet Damage on…

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