Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     

Action Date: Immediate

 

The purpose of the subject newsletter is to submit the guidelines for flag state inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, to all recognized organizations listed within the Merchant Marine Circular 255. MMC 255 sets out the guidelines in order to assist flag state administrations to effectively implement their responsibilities with regards to the ship inspection and certification duties as stated in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. According to the 2018 resolution of the Special Tripartite Committee established under Article XIII of the MLC, 2006, the guidelines have been updated to reflect 2014, 2016, and 2018 amendments.

 

Please be advised, that Chapter 3 gives attention to the requirements of the MLC, 2006, that have to be inspected and, if required, certified, on all ships covered by the MLC, 2006. It contains guidance about what a flag State inspector (or a recognized organization (RO) that has been delegated by a flag State) would check in order to verify the compliance and provide some examples of deficiencies.

 

For inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the accounts: mlc@segumar.com, mlcassist@segumar.com, ro-panama@segumar.com, ro-legalaffairs@segumar.com

 

The Guidelines 2021 for Flag State Inspections under the MLC 2006 can be found here, in full detail.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

June 4th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Belizean flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     

Action Date: Immediate

 

The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties about the new requirements to be followed for change of status of a Belize registered vessel from operational to dry-docking repairs or laid-up.

 

All Belize registered vessels with intention to change status from operational to dry-docking repairs or laid-up, shall notify the IMMABRE’s Technical Department along with the period needed under the new status.

 

Furthermore, all the above mentioned Belize registered vessels will be provided with a Statement of Authorization.

 

Failure to notify IMMABRE’s Technical Department, the vessel will be considered as a vessel under normal operation.

 

Please click here  for the full version of the Merchant Marine Notice MMN-21/001.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

May 17th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Απρ 27, 2021

Easter Holiday Notice

We would like to inform you that our Organization will remain closed on Friday the 30th of April, Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 4th of May due to Easter Holiday Celebrations.

We will resume our normal operations on Wednesday the 5th of May. 

For any urgent matter that might occur, you can always contact our office through the usual telephone numbers and e-mails, as our correspondence is regularly being monitored from our emergency staff.

 

April 27th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Μαρ 09, 2021

Holiday Notice

We would like to inform you that our Organization will remain closed on
Monday the 15th of March due to public holiday.

We will resume our normal operations on Tuesday the 16th of March.

 For any urgent matter that might occur, you can always contact our office through the usual telephone numbers and e-mails, as our correspondence is regularly being monitored from our emergency staff.

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 March 9th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     


Action Date: 01 Mar. 2021

 

The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties about the Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) on livestock ships which will run from March 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021; initiated by AMSA and specific to Australia.

The FIC will only be carried out on vessels that Australia has approved to carry livestock under Marine Order 43.

 

The MMN-05/2021 can be found here, in full detail.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

 

February 26th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of CI flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     


Action Date: Immediate

 

To simplify the correct application of the MLC Regulation 2.3 – Hours of work and hours of rest – and to prevent non-conformities raised by external auditors or Port State Control, it is strongly recommended to employ the attached MLC Work Rest Tool which will allow you to monitor MLC hours of work and rest.

 

The Maritime Cook Islands highlight that in the application of the MLC standards, each vessel shall take into account the danger posed by the fatigued seafarers, especially those whose duties involve navigational safety and the safe and secure operation of the ship.

 

It is, therefore, in the common interest of all the parties involved, to ensure the limits fixed by the Regulation 2.3 of the MLC that are complied with.

 

The attached tool gives you the possibility to monitor the hours worked on board and will help to identify immediately any inability to comply with the MLC Regulation 2.3.

 

Guidelines for the use of the MLC Work Rest Tool

The file is password protected– ensuring the formulas and the layout of the tool that remain intact.

In the first sheet, you can fill the vessel and seaman details that automatically will be reported on all pages.

 

You have also a sheet “sample” as the guideline for filling.

 

The hours shall be indicated with the following letters:

“w” means working hours

“r” means rest hours

“n” means neutral hours (this letter shall be used in case of more than two rest periods in one day, in the application of the rule 2.3.6 “hours of rest may be divided into no more than two periods, one of which shall be at least six hours in length, and the interval between consecutive periods of rest shall not exceed 14 hours”).

 

The Work Rest Tool has been updated to reflect the year 2020 but you can start to use it from December 2021, to give continuity with the upcoming year.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

 

February 19th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Refers to: Owners/Managers/Operators, PHRS Surveyors/Representatives


Action Date: Immediate

 

The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties about PMA’s recommendations for Panama Flagged vessels on maintaining the utmost vigilance and increased security conditions aboard when necessary, in order to protect the vessel and crew during transiting from some high risk areas such as:

  • the Gulf of Oman, Straits of Hormuz, and those near Fujairah, UAE (MMN-01/2021)
  • the Gulf of Guinea (transiting from Lagos to the creek of the Niger Delta) (MMN-02/2021)
  • the Gulf Of Mexico - Bay Of Campeche – Tabasco (MMN-12/2020)

 

The Best Management Practices (BMP5) to deter piracy and enhance maritime security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea can be found here, in full detail.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

 

February 3rd, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Refers to: Owners/Managers/Operators, PHRS Surveyors/ Representatives


Action Date: 01 Jan. 2021

 

From 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom (UK) has finished its transition period to withdraw from the European Union (EU), commonly known as Brexit. According to the relevant information made available from the UK Government, the requirements of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 1257/2013 (EU SRR) have been retained in UK domestic legislation, and now referred to as the UK Ship Recycling Regulation (UK SRR).

 

Consequently, the requirements for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for compliance as from January 1, 2021 for ships of 500GT and over calling at a port or anchorage of the UK are formed as follows:

 

Flag of vessel Calling into UK ports Calling into EU
EU flagged IHM Inventory Certificate (IC) issued on behalf of Flag
Third country (non-EU / non-UK) IHM SoC issued on behalf of Flag

 

The EU SRR applies in the European Economic Area (EEA), EU countries plus Iceland and Norway.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

 

January 18th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Comoros flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     


Action Date: 01 Jan. 2021

 

The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties for the implementation of Regulation (EU) No.1257/2013 on Ship Recycling (EU SRR) to ships calling at a port or anchorage of any country of the European Union (EU), on or after 1 January 2021, and provide relevant instructions on issuing a Statement of Compliance (SoC) for an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM).

 

The Circular can be found here, in full detail.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

 

January 8th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of CI flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     


Action Date: 01 Jan. 2021

 

The transition period following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) ends on 31 December 2020.

 

The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties that from 1 January 2021, the UK will be treated by EU law as a third country (i.e. not an EU Member State). This means Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from Maritime Transport will no longer apply to the UK.

 

Regulation (EU) 2015/757 requires shipowners to record CO2 emissions of all ships over 5,000 GT during their voyages from their last port of call to an EU port and from an EU port to their next port of call, as well as within EU ports.

 

Consequences of UK withdrawal

Based on the European Commission (EC) notice to stakeholders on the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules on the monitoring and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport, attached, shipowners should be aware that the following will no longer fall under the monitoring and reporting requirements of Regulation (EU) 2015/757:

•           CO2 emissions of ships within ports under the jurisdiction of the UK; or

•           CO2 emissions from voyages from a port of the UK to the port of another third country, and vice-versa.

 

CO2 emissions records verification

Shipowners should note that CO2 emissions records collected during 2020 will continue to be verified as they have been previously, with emissions within UK ports and emissions from voyages between the UK and other third countries included in the 2020 record-keeping requirements.

 

UK MRV Scheme

Likely UK will be moving to its own Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) scheme under domestic legislation following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, and will be putting in place transitional arrangements for vessels calling at the UK in 2021. This UK transitional approach is currently being finalised.

 

Maritime Cook Islands will notify in due course all interested parties of any further development on the matter.

 

The Maritime Circular 244/2020 can be found here, in full detail.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

 

 

January 7th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office