During the recent session of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), the College of EU Commissioners approved a nomination submitted by the Maritime Transport Directorate of the European Commission, for the appointment of Thomas Kazakos, director general, Cyprus Shipping Chamber, as member of the board of directors of EMSA.

Taking place on November 03, The Nautical Institute Command Seminar was organised by The Nautical Institute-Cyprus Branch under the theme Navigation Accidents and their Causes.

A new addition to the Eastern Mediterranean offshore sailing calendar was established this year with the successful introduction of the Herzilya Marina to Limassol Marina sailing regatta.

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber has welcomed the decision of the council of ministers to support the formation of the Cyprus Foundation of the Sea (FOS).

DP World Limassol has joined MedCruise as an associate member, aiming to stimulate the sustainable growth of cruise activities at Limassol port, as well as to strengthen Cyprus’ position in the sector.

The strong ties between Cyprus and Israel were once again confirmed in the Cyprus – Israel Regatta, organised by the Israel Yacht Club together with the Famagusta District Sailing Club Begafigo from October 03–12.