IMO agreed to re-approach its listing process regarding the STCW Convention’s White List. As the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) informed, this development came as the drawing up of the list of countries for delisting from the STCW Convention ‘White List’ did not follow due process.
IMO’s HTW 6 Sub-committee on 29 April-3 May considered matters relating to the list of STCW Parties (White List) and its review. The Sub-committee found that the white list of top-rated flag states would be decimated if requirements to report information were strictly enforced.
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a draft revision of its shipyards’ white list, aiming to receive advice from the public. The first white list for the shipyards included 51 shipyards, while the new one includes 50. The new white lists aims to improve the troubled domestic shipyards.
At its 50th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2016 inspection results. In 2016, a total number of 73 flags are listed: 42 on the White List,19 on the Grey List and 12 on the Black list.
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