Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into the death of two crew members on the chemical tanker Key Fighter 1 Sept 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of death of two crew members on board the chemical tanker Key Fighter on 1 September 2018 in the North Sea. After discharging its cargo in Norway, it took on board 58 cubic meters of slops from another chemical tanker. The slops were said to contain a mixture…

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Malta – Maritime investigation report of MV EUGENIA B, fatal fall inside cargo hold

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the fatal fall of a stevedore inside a cargo hold on the freighter Eugenia B in Iskenderun on 30 November 2017. The immediate cause of the accident was the failure of a corroded cargo hold access cover while the stevedore was descending the cargo hold. The accident…

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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into the fatal accident of the Maltese registered bulk carrier ELENI M on 18 Nov 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In the evening of 18 November 2017, the Maltese registered bulk carrier Eleni M departed Porto Marghera in Italy, bound for Alexandria in Egypt with a cargo consisting of iron. After departure, the crew members on deck began to tidy up in preparation for sea passage. On the aft deck, the mooring lines that had…

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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into the grounding of Maltese registered bulk carrier MARBELLA on 28 Sept 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the grounding of the bulk carrier Marbella on North Reef in the Paracel Islands on 28 September 2017. The grounding occurred after the second mate altered course to avoid a number of fishing vessels and failed to see the reef on the ECDIS. Executive summary:…

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European Commission Gives the OK to Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Commission has conditionally approved under EU State aid rules the Maltese tonnage tax scheme for a period of 10 years. The scheme will ensure a level playing field between Maltese and other European shipping companies, and will encourage ship registration in Europe. “Tonnage tax systems are meant to promote the competitiveness of the…

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