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.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator issued an investigation report on the fatality of a Pilot while disembarking a ship and attempting to transfer from the pilot ladder to an escort tugboat off the Port of Tuapse, Russia, in the early morning hours of 30 December 2018.
The Republic of Marshall Islands issued a Notice informing about the requirements of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code), concerning their decision on allowing 200 bar oxygen cylinders to be replaced with those of an equivalent capacity.
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