Malta – Marine Safety interim Investigation into the collision of the general cargo ships Adam Asnyk and DK Iman off the coast of China

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued an interim report on the 8 September 2018 collision of the general cargo ships Adam Asnyk and DK Iman off the coast of China. The report is purely factual, reaching no conclusions on causation. On 08 September 2018, Adam Asnyk was proceeding to enter the Laotieshan Channel Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS)…

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Flashback in maritime history – Hijacking of Achille Lauro 7 October 1985 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 7 October 1985, four members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro when it was in the Mediterranean Sea en route from Alexandria, Egypt to Port Said. The Achille Lauro left Genoa, Italy, on October 3 for a 12-day cruise of the Mediterranean Sea. Aboard were 748 passengers and several…

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Flashback in maritime history – EL FARO sinking and the loss of 33 people on 1 Oct 2015 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EL FARO was a United States-flagged, combination roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off cargo ship crewed by U.S. merchant mariners. She was lost at sea with all hands on October 1, 2015, after losing propulsion near the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin. El Faro departed Jacksonville, Florida, bound for Puerto Rico at 8:10 pm EST on September 29, 2015, when then-Tropical Storm Joaquin was several hundred miles to the east. Two days…

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Maritime Risk Focus: Hatch Covers considerations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This detailed publication from UK P&I club, written in conjunction with Surveyor IMCS, deals with all aspects of hatch covers including testing and evaluation of watertight integrity, common maintenance problems and evidence to produce in the event of a claim. This document has been designed to help those involved in inspecting, testing and evaluating the weathertight integrity of hatch covers…

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Lessons Learnt: Death of a Bosun during Lifeboat drill (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) UK P&I club has developed a series of Lessons Learnt training videos. The videos are aimed at providing an inter-active learning experience for seafarers of all ranks by examining thought provoking incidents as well as suggesting actions which may have prevented them from happening or to mitigate their consequences. At the end of each video,…

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