Marshall Islands

RMI: Crew fatality from failure of extension platform

RMI issued an investigation report on a fatal fall onboard the bulk carrier ‘Penelope’ while underway in the Coral Sea in November 2018. A seafarer was standing on the extension platform for one of the ship’s provision cranes which detached and fell 8-9 meters.

Pacific islands aim for zero carbon shipping emissions

An alliance of Pacific island nations hopes to acquire USD 500 million aiming to a zero-carbon emissions shipping, a plausible scenario in the Pacific Ocean by the middle of the century, given that the Pacific islands rely on transportation in their everyday lives.

Lessons learned from fire due to faulty mobile phone charger

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator informed that it was recently notified of a fire which took place in a seafarer’s cabin, because of a faulty mobile phone charger. The charger was left plugged in while unattended and an electrical short circuit ignited paper on a desk.

RMI investigates fatality caused by failure of maintenance platform

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator informed that it is currently conducting a marine safety investigation of a fatality that occurred when the extension of the lower maintenance platform for one of the ship’s provision cranes detached and fell 8-9 meters. 

Two crew members die after enclosed space entry on RMI-flagged ship

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator informed of another two recent enclosed space entry deaths onboard an RMI-registered bulk carrier. This comes in addition to four associated deaths of seafarers on two RMI-flagged ships in 2018. 

RMI to be removed from EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

At an EU Code of Conduct Group meeting last week, EU approved the proposed amendments to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Economic Substance Regulations promulgated by the Registrar of Corporations. The amendments warrant removal of RMI from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.

RMI warns of immersion suits deficiencies

The Republic of the Marshall Islands warned of potential damage on immersion suits which could render them unusable and advised all interested parties to ensure that all immersion suits are properly fitting, well-maintained, and ready for use in an emergency.

RMI: Precautions after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Following the two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) issued a ship security advisory recommending operators of all RMI-flagged vessels transiting this area to circulate it to their ships ‘by the most expeditious means possible’.

RMI will not provide services to vessels linked to PdVSA

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) issued an advisory informing that the US has designated Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) as a Specially Designated National and Blocked Person (SDN) and therefore RMI will be unable to provide services to vessels linked to PdVSA.

Several RMI-flagged ships detained in US in 2019, SMS key cause

The US Coast Guard has detained several Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)-flagged ships operating in the US during the first quarter of 2019, for purportedly failing to follow, or fully implement, a Safety Management System (SMS), the RMI announced. 

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