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Maritime loss prevention: Elevators on ships - failures, service and maintenance

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article highlights shipowners, operators, masters and crews obligation to ensure safe working arrangements are in place for any work involving a ship’s elevator. During...

Maritime Security: Gulf of Guinea update - precautionary measures and recommendations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) According to the recent annual report of the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB), the Gulf of Guinea hit a record with...

Flashback in maritime history: Explosion, sinking and fatalities on chemical tanker Bow Mariner 28 Feb 2004

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 28 February 2004, the chemical tanker Bow Mariner caught fire and exploded while the crew was engaged in cleaning residual methyl tert...

Flashback in Maritime History: Sinking of the HMS Birkenhead – 26 Feb 1852

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 26 February 1852, the troopship HMS BIRKENHEAD grounded at Danger Point, near Cape Town, South Africa. It was carrying about 400 British soldiers to...

Maritime Risk focus - Enclosed Space Entry and Rescue

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Failure to comply with company procedures regarding entry into enclosed spaces can be fatal. This key shipboard operation sadly continues to cause injury...

Maritime Risk Focus: Bunker disputes and shipboard fuel treatment

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Shipboard fuel treatment and documenting the treatment procedures on board is of ultimate importance in dealing with bunker issues and disputes. Skuld has...

Flashback in maritime history: Sea Empress grounding and oil spill 15-21 February 1996

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 February 1996, the tanker Sea Empress grounded while entering the port of Milford Haven, spilling approximately 2,500 tons of its cargo of crude...

USCG compliance – small passenger vessel inspection checklists

(www.maritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued inspection checklists (short and long versions) for T-Boats (small passenger vessels under 100 gross tons) and K-Boats (small...

Maritime infographic: Visualizing the History of Pandemics

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every...

Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into pumproom fatality on MT Valtamed

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta has issued the report of its investigation of the fatality on the pumproom of the oil tanker Valtamed while at anchor...
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