Mr. Richard Dias, Regional Technical Manager for International Registries (Far East) Limited, which provides administrative and technical support to the Marshall Islands Registry, talked about port State control (PSC) from a flag State perspective, noting that there is a balance between the flag State’s role of providing service and enforcing regulations.
Mr. Dias joined International Registries, Inc. (IRI) in April 2007, and is currently the Regional Technical Manager. Prior to this he spent 15 years at sea, sailing with Denholm Ship Management Ltd., rising to the rank of Chief Engineer. He then spent another 15 years ashore with Denholm Ship Management Ltd. and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd in the capacity of Senior Superintendent. Mr. Dias holds a Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency Extra First Class from the UK Department for Transport. He is a registered Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, UK and was elected Fellow of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in 1995. He currently serves on the Committee of The Hong Kong Joint Branch of RINA &IMarEST.
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