Viking Sky Loss of Propulsion and Near Grounding 23 Mar 2019 – AIBN Interim Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the afternoon of 23 March 2019, the cruise vessel Viking Sky experienced a black-out and loss of propulsion in gale to storm force conditions in the Hustadvika area of the Norwegian Coast. The master immediately sent out a mayday as the ship drifted towards shore. Viking Sky was owned by Viking Ocean Cruises…

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SafeLearn Enters Cooperation Agreement With Conapra – Brazilian Maritime Pilots’ Association

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) SafeLearn, a product line of Safebridge broadens its business horizons even further and enters a cooperation agreement with Conapra – Brazilian Maritime Pilots’ Association. SafeLearn ECDIS Training for Maritime Pilots course is now available on the Association’s digital application, for further use by their member pilots. SafeLearn ECDIS Training for Maritime Pilots course was…

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Maritime Safety: Pilot transfer arrangements

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article aims to remind shipowners, operators, masters, crews, ROs, marine pilots and pilotage providers of the obligation to provide safe pilot transfer arrangements. There are frequent incidents where pilots’ lives have been placed at risk around the world, when man ropes have parted or its securing point has failed. In addition, there are frequent…

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EMSA annual overview of marine casualties and incidents 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With 3174 occurrences reported in 2018, the total number of occurrences recorded in the EMCIP database has grown to over 23000 representing an average of 3239 marine casualties or incidents per year over the past five years. The number of very serious casualties had continuously decreased since 2014; however, in 2018 there was a…

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Maritime resources: Offshore structures – Guidance for marking

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The visibility of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy installations depends on the device type as some installations are totally submerged while others may only protrude slightly above the sea surface. The marking of offshore wave and tidal energy installations is based on recommendations of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and…

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SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January,…

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