The US Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 45-foot pleasure craft ‘Sea You Twerk’ with 14 passengers aboard Sunday in Biscayne Bay, Miami, after discovering multiple safety violations. With this respect, USCG reiterated potential fines for illegal charter vessel operations.
Following announcement that it set a new container volume record in 2018, the Port of new Orleans (Port NOLA) now informed that it also saw a new record in 2018 with 1,182,111 cruise passenger movements, up 2.3% compared to a year ago.
Brittania P&I considers the benefits of CCTV cameras on board ships, as a number of visually recorded and publicised maritime incidents highlight the value of such recordings when investigating incidents and determine facts. Mainly, the recordings are of a big help when dealing with accidents that have occurred or have allegedly occurred. CCTV footage can make investigations easier, and also improve the possibility of more findings.
The Russian Federation has agreed to IMO treaty dealing with compulsory insurance that protects and covers passengers on vessels. Yury Melenas, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim to deposit the instrument of accession, on January 16.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has reportedly banned for life a 27-year-old man and his friends from travelling on its cruise ships, after he was shown jumping overboard from the 9th deck of ‘Symphony of the Seas’, the world’s largest cruise ship to date.
While cruise ships constitute less than 1% of the commercial vessels globally, the significance of cruise industry in tourism and global economy cannot be underestimated, with a notable total of 30 million ocean cruise passengers projected in 2019. In this regard and in view of the new year ahead, we attempted to predict key cruise trends that are awaited to shape the industry landscape in 2019 and beyond.
Stockholm shipping company Waxholmsbolaget has launched Stockholm’s first hybrid ice-going passenger ferry. The ship is powered by hybrid electric propulsion and is serving the Stockholm archipelago. It is able to transport up to 150 passengers. The ferry will help Stockholm become a fossil fuel-free city by 2040.
The UK Club issued a Legal Update informing that a recent court decision cemented a precedent judgement in favour of the operator, regarding at which point “carriage” concludes for the purpose of the Athens Convention in the context of passengers disembarking from a cruise ship.
At least 31 people have lost their lives and more than 50 are still unaccounted for, after a boat capsized on Lake Victoria in Uganda, Saturday, according to data provided by the Uganda Police Force. The police said that the key cause of the accident was over-loading and the vessel’s poor mechanical shape.
The Methanol Institute has welcomed the findings of the MethaShip research project which has concluded that renewable Methanol offers a long term solution for the industry’s carbon emission reduction strategy, in line with the IMO’s statutory framework for an industry-wide reduction of CO2 emissions.
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