The Brazilian Maritime Authority – Directorate of Ports and Coasts (DPC) issued a new amendment concerning the units operating in Brazilian waters, which will have to require certificates under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code until December 31, 2020.
Specifically, the Authority highlights that vessels sailing in Brazilian waters are required to receive certification by the ISM. The units are:
- self-propelled mobile offshore units (MOUs);
- MOUs without propulsion; and
- fixed platforms.
In addition, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator similarly requires MoUs operating in the jurisdiction of a host coastal State to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of that State.
Accordingly, all RMI-flagged units of these types, including non-self-propelled units, must be certified in accordance with the ISM Code when operating in Brazilian waters, no later than 31 December 2020.