The Republic of the Marshall Island (RMI) Maritime Administrator established the expectations for the repatriation of seafarers due to COVID-19.
As reported in the recently published USCG 2019 Annual Report, the Republic of Marshall Islands has been recognized as on the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) QUALSHIP 21 roster for the period 1 July 2020-30 June 2021.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) provides information regarding the inspection protocols effective during the COVID-19 pandemic for RMI-flagged vessels, announcing that a Temporary Alternative Inspection Protocol (TAIP) will now meet the Administrator’s inspection requirements.
The Republic of Marshall Islands issued a marine safety advisory concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, urging vessels calling in affected ports to be cautious and informs that they are focusing on the efficient implementation of seafarer employment agreements, as much as possible, so all seafarers are repatriated.
Starting from 24 February 2020, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator will issue the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Part I (DMLC Part I) in electronic format only. An original hard copy will no longer be provided.
A crew member lost his life after entering an enclosed space onboard the oil/chemical tanker LINUS P in an attempt to rescue another crew who had lost consciousness, in November 2018. The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued an investigation report on an enclosed space fatality onboard follow enclosed space entry procedures
USCG Marine Safety Center requires that RMI-flagged vessels entering US ports carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk to hold a valid IMO Certificate of Fitness issued under IGC Code and receive an endorsed Certificate of Compliance.
Paris MoU is issuing deficiencies over fire-fighting outfits, the RMI warned in a new advisory to shipping. As such, it advised that when the targeted firefighting outfits are the only ones available onboard, the fire teams should be aware of the outfit limitations.
During the second SAFETY4SEA Singapore Forum, Mr. Nick Makar, Senior Vice President, Maritime Administration / Regulatory Affairs, International Registries, Inc., which provides administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries, gave his insight on the RMI Perspective of IMO 2020. Mr. Makar discussed the existing regulatory framework for the enforcement of air emission standards under MARPOL Annex VI, and looked at the various measures incorporated into national maritime policies for achieving 2020 compliance.
After the pirate’s invasion in the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker “MV Duke”, a Togolese naval patrol boat contacted the tanker vessel. Specifically, as the V.Ships Ship Management (India) informed, the new tug along with its sea staff, Master and Naval escort are en route to approach the tanker in order to resume command.
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