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Oil Tanker Spill Statistics 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This special edition of ITOPF’s annual Oil Tanker Spill Statistics publication presents 50 years of data on accidental spills of oil from tankers....

Flashback in maritime history: Adoption of OPA 90 in USA – 18 August 1990

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 18 August 1990, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) was enacted into law in the USA. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled...

SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020 and 2021

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. In this regard, amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which enter...

European Maritime Safety Agency will operate drones for maritime surveillance purposes

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime surveillance drones or Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS),  will support Coast Guard functions of Finland, Estonia, and Sweden as of July 2020. Also...

Reminder: New SOx Emission Control Area in South Korea as of 1st September, 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Emission Control Areas (ECAs), are sea areas in which stricter controls were established to minimize airborne emissions from ships as defined by Annex VI...

USA: Singaporean Company Convicted for Concealing Illegal Discharges of Oily Water to the sea

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, pleaded guilty in federal court to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from...

Infographic - 22 March World Water day. 29 Scary facts about global water pollution

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the...

Flashback in maritime history: EXXON VALDEZ oil spill 24 Mar 1989 (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 24 March 1989, the single-hull tanker EXXON VALDEZ was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska with a full load of North Slope...

Flashback in Maritime History – AMOCO CADIZ oil spill 16 March 1978

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 16 March 1978, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) AMOCO CADIZ lost steering in a Force 10 storm and grounded on Portsall Rocks...

Infographic: How Ocean Pollution affects Humans

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Oceans are an important part of our lives. Truth be told, they are needed in our lives just as much as the land,...
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