Flashback in maritime history – RMS Lancastria: Worst Loss of Life on a British Ship, June 17th, 1940 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This British ocean liner was commandeered by the government during World War II. It was sunk on June 17th, 1940, resulting in the loss of over 4,000 lives, possibly many more. This is considered to be the worst loss of life in the sinking of a single British ship, and the bloodiest single engagement for…

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Are we encouraging Passion and Creativity in our workplaces? Maravilhosa launches a Brainstorming Series hosted by Cyprus Marine Club

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maravilhosa organized a very-well attended Brainstorming event which gathered various industries and age groups, from the public and private sector. Hosted by Cyprus Marine Club at Londa Hotel in Limassol on Tuesday the 28th of May at 18:00, the first session of the newly launched Brainstorming Series “Are we encouraging Passion and Creativity in…

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Allianz Safety and Shipping Review 2019 – Shipping losses lowest this century, but incident numbers remain high

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The international shipping industry is responsible for around 90% of world trade. There are around 60,000 merchant ships, transporting every kind of cargo. The world fleet is registered in over 150 nations1, and manned by over a million seafarers, meaning the safety of vessels is critical. The maritime industry saw the number of…

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Intercargo – Reported bulk carrier casualties from 2009 to 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This edition of the Bulk Carrier Casualty Report covers reported bulk carrier casualties from 2009 to 2018 and provides an analysis on statistics and trends over the last 10 years. Forty eight (48) bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses over this 10 year period. Cargo failure and liquefaction, continue…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of SS Sultana, On 27 April 1865

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In 1865, the United States experienced its most significant marine casualty in terms of lives lost. Sultana was a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat that exploded on April 27, 1865 in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. An estimated 1,800 of her 2,427 passengers died when three of the boat’s four boilers exploded and she…

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Flashback in maritime history: M/V GRANDCAMP explosion and Texas City disaster, 16 April 1947

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 16 April 1947, in the port of Texas City, Texas, the freighter GRANDCAMP, with a cargo of ammonium nitrate, small arms ammunition, machinery, and sisal twine, caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the nearby freighter HIGH FLYER, loaded with ammonium nitrate and sulphur. When the two ships exploded, it largely flattened…

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