UK MCA updates the Code of Safe Working Practices (Amendment 3, October 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Code of Safe Working Practices (COSWP) provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should…

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Ireland – Ro-Ro passenger ferry EPSILON 8 Feb 2016 incident investigation report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Irish Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) issued the report of its investigation into the heavy weather incident involving the ro-ro passenger ferry EPSILON on 8 February 2016. The ferry was managed by Matrix Shipmanagement and was enroute from Cherbourg to Dublin. As the weather worsened, the ferry sought shelter in Barnstable Bay, England. Since anchoring…

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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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Analysis on marine casualties and incidents involving Ro-Ro vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EMSA has developed a methodology to analyse data reported in the European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP) with the view to detect potential safety issues. Such a methodology has been applied to conduct an analysis focused on ro-ro vessels, both passenger and cargo, whose occurrences were reported in EMCIP by the MS between 17/06/20111 and 26/04/2018.…

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The problem of Cargo Liquefaction on Bulk carriers (Guidance added)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) By Dennis L. Bryant. A shocking number of bulk carriers (as well as a few OBOs – ore/bulk/oil carriers) have been suddenly and catastrophically lost at sea in the last 30 years. Following are the names of some of those vessels, in alphabetical order: Asian Forest (2009); Black Rose(2009); Bulk Jupiter (2015); Derbyshire (1980);…

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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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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 2/2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK vessels worldwide, and other vessels in UK territorial waters. This Safety Digest is a compendium of anonymous articles involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and small craft sector which draws the attention of the marine community…

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