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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Flashback in maritime history: Ocean Ranger oil Rig disaster 15 Feb 1982

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) During the winter of 1982, the world’s largest mobile offshore drilling unit, the Ocean Ranger, was drilling for oil off the Newfoundland coast....

Cyprus Shipping deputy ministry proposes foundation for global seafarers vaccination programme

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has formally proposed a practical, global approach to delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to seafarers in response to the...

Loss prevention Bulk cargo checklists: Grain, Coal, Nickel Ore

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article is aimed at helping masters, ships' cargo officers, shore superintendents and chartering managers understand the requirements of hold preparation before loading...

USA: NOAA satellites helped save 304 lives in 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites are part of the global Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking...
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