Next big thing: People localization system for safe evacuation of large passenger ships

Introduction: Safe and efficient passenger evacuation in case of an emergency is a hot topic in the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) today in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia and the South Korean Sewol ferry tragedies where 32 people and approximately 300 people respectively were lost. Even though the causes of these tragedies were different,…

TEDx event (video): Safe Passenger ship evacuation – Technology from Cyprus company (Lynceus project)

Here at Maritime Cyprus, we have many times hosted news articles about the LYNCEUS Project. A new technology in the making, aimed towards safe passenger ship evacuation, which utilizes wireless technology. The latest update, is a presentation of Lynceus project at the last TEDx event at the University of Nicosia You can also re-visit past…

Norman Atlantic ferry fire: Ten confirmed dead, 41 people unaccounted for as rescue operation wraps up on ferry burning in Adriatic (Updated as the story unfolds)

Originally posted on Maritime Cyprus:
? Passengers the stricken car ferry Norman Atlantic are helped from the container ship Spirit of Piraeus in Bari harbour, after being rescued on December 29, 2014. (Reuters: Yara¬†Nardi) ? ? ? ? A person is lifted on an Italian navy helicopter as the car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in…

New Cruise Passenger Drill Rules to Enter Force

New requirements for musters of newly embarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure come into force January 1, 2015.¬†Further SOLAS amendments entering into force address enclosed-space entry and rescue drills and the code for recognized organizations. The amended regulation III/19 in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea was adopted in…