U.S. Coast Guard – American Waterways Operators Annual Safety Report 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The American Waterway Operators (AWO) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued their annual report that benchmarks and further serves as the annual safety report card for the domestic towing industry. This year, it comes at a particularly timely moment, just on the heels of the deadline for the so-called ‘subchapter M’ towboat rules.…

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Maritime Investigation: $17,550 fines for giving false information after crewman passed out in hold

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emilie Bulker, gave false information to New Zealand maritime authority after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. On Thursday, 19 September, at the Wellington District Court, Captain Walter Damian and Chief Officer Ian…

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Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations published by the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations published by the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) objectively sets out the practices and procedures associated with safe container ship operations. These practices and procedures are meant to be challenging – but, having said that, in the vast majority of instances they are already being pursued by…

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The problem of Cargo Liquefaction on Bulk carriers (Guidance)

(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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Risk Focus – Car Carriers, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax Ship Safety – A Guide for Crew

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This publication highlights some of the issues specific to car carriers, how those risks can be addressed, and provides helpful and practical advice for all seafarers and ship operators, or managers working with these ships. There have been a number of serious incidents involving car carriers and other Ro-Ro passenger ships over the years. These incidents were the catalyst…

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