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SAFER SEAS DIGEST 2018 – Lessons Learned from Marine Accident Investigations from US NTSB

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing...

USCG – Merchant Mariner Medical Manual

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard has published the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. This Manual provides guidance for evaluating the physical and medical condition of...

OPA 90: Increase in liability limits from USCG

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 13 August 2019, the United States Coast Guard issued a final rule in the Federal Register to provide for consumer...

USCG marine safety alert - Bulker fire

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A USCG inspected Great Lakes bulker that was laid up for the winter suffered a catastrophic fire that caused major cosmetic,...

USA investigation report - Collision between Tanker and Fishing vessel

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 12 May 2018 collision of the...

United States Flag state inspection results 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report collates data from the Coast Guard’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies...

USA Arctic Strategic Outlook

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United States is an Arctic Nation, and the United States Coast Guard has served as the lead federal agency for homeland security,...

Forget about VGP - Welcome the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) VIDA restructures the way EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulate incidental discharges, primarily from commercial vessels, into waters of the United...

USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions (Update 11 Mar 2019)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it has reconsidered its previous interpretation of ‘next scheduled drydocking’ with respect to ballast...

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...
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