NL 244/20 | PMA - Additional Requirements for the Implementation of US Pre-Ports Arrival Checklist (MMC-381)

Νοε 19, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives      Action Date: Immediate   The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties about the implementation of additional assessment requirements in order to decrease the detention numbers of vessels calling in the United States of America (U.S) ports that may be subject to Port State Control (PSC) inspections. More specifically, USCG has implemented an initiative called QUALSHIP 21 through which high-quality vessels should be recognized and rewarded for their commitment to safety and quality. Therefore, a checklist has been issued by…

NL 245/20 | PMA Clarifications for the issue of conditional SοC on IHM (MMC-386)

Δεκ 14, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives        Action Date: 01 Jan. 2021   As already circulated from PhRS, European Union Regulation (EU) No 1257-2013 (EU SRR) on the Inventory of Hazardous Materials, Regulation will enter to force on January 1, 2021 and concerns the implementation of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (hereinafter referred to as the HKC, 2009), mainly, its regulation 5 - Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), to ships calling at a port or anchorage of any…

Season's Greetings

Δεκ 18, 2020

We would like to inform you that our Organization will remain closed on the below dates due to Christmas Holidays, New Year's Celebrations and Public Holidays: 25/12/20 01/01/20 06/01/21 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.   December 18th, 2020 - PHRS Head Office

NL 246/20 | Amendments to MARPOL Annex II & IBC Code

Δεκ 21, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives Action Date: 01 Jan. 2021   Amendments to MARPOL Annex II and IBC Code, adopted by IMO Resolutions MEPC.318(74) and MSC.460(101) respectively will enter into force on 1 January 2021.   The new amendments, adopted by IMO Resolution MEPC.315(74) - Cargo residues and tank washings of persistent floating products - have newly defined persistent floating products ("persistent floater(s)") and impose stricter prewash requirements.   A prewash procedure shall be applied in certain areas (e.g. North West European waters) for substances that are persistent floaters with a viscosity equal to…

NL 247/20 | PMA - Amendments to the code of the MLC 2006 - Seafarers’ employment agreements / Wages / Entitlement

Δεκ 22, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives        Action Date: 26 Dec. 2020   The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties about the minimum requirements that shall be contained in the employment agreements of seafarers rendering services on board Panamanian flagged vessels engaged in international navigation and other provisions relating to the seafarers' employment agreement and wages in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 2.1 and Standard A2.1 of the MLC, 2006, as amended.   For further information regarding the MMC-262, click here.   The…