NL 166/17 | IMO Fuel Oil Consumption Data Collection System

Jan 30, 2017

Refers to: Owners and operators of ships that are subject to air emission controls under MARPOL Annex VI.Action Date: March 1st, 2018 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the Resolution MEPC.282(70) on 28th October 2016 with amendments to chapter 4 of Annex VI of MARPOL, adding a new Regulation 22A on Collection And Reporting Of Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Data and new appendices covering Information to be submitted to the IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database. The new mandatory Fuel Oil Data Collection System applies to international shipping and is requiring ships above 5,000 gross tonnage to start collecting and…

Agreement between Phoenix Register of Shipping and Zanzibar Maritime Authority.

Mar 10, 2017

We are proud to announce that our authorization status from the Zanzibar Maritime Authority has been updated from a case by case status to a full authorization. The agreement signed between our Organization and Zanzibar Maritime Authority is authorizing PHRS to perform surveys and provide statutory certificates for vessels registered under the ZMA flag, thus leading our organization to continuous improvement and inspiring us to continue setting higher quality standards for our services and keep on contributing to the formation of a safer maritime environment.

NL 194/18 | Amendments to Annex V of the MARPOL Convention (Garbage) in force by 1 March 2018

Feb 21, 2018

Refers to: Ship Owners/ Managers, PHRS Representatives/SurveyorsAction Date: February 21st, 2018 The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70), which was held on October 2016, adopted important amendments to MARPOL V (Garbage) and as such the garbage handling procedure, management method, and record keeping method regarding garbage from ships: •    Amended MARPOL V adopted by MEPC.277(70) which will enter into force on 1 March 2018. •    2017 implementation guideline of MARPOL V was amended by MEPC.295(71). Therefore, vessels are required to implement the following by 1 March 2018:  •    Solid bulk cargoes other than grain shall be classified as declared by…

NL 196/18 | Additional information regarding IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system (IMO DCS)

May 11, 2018

Additional information regarding IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system (IMO DCS) NL 196/18 | April 18th, 2018​ Refers to: Ship Managers / Owners, PHRS Surveyors / RepresentativesAction Date: March 1st, 2018 As previously advised through PHRS NL 166/17 of 30 January 2017, the IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system (IMO DCS) came into force on 1 March 2018, further to MARPOL Annex VI amendments adopted in October 2016 by virtue of IMO Resolution MEPC.278(70). Summarizing the MARPOL Annex VI amendments (with additional information) : • Under new Regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI, from January 1st, 2019, ships of 5.000…

NL 169/17 | Authorization of PHRS by Panama Maritime Authority for the issuance of the Provisional Certificate for IBWMC

Mar 27, 2017

Refers to: Ship Managers / Owners of Panamanian flagged vessels, Clients, PHRS Surveyors / RepresentativesAction Date: Immediate   Dear all, Kindly note that the purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties, that according to Merchant Marine Circular MMC-348 ( which can be found here for your reference), our Organization has been authorized by Panama Maritime Authority, to issue the Provisional Certificate regarding the International Ballast Water Management Convention, 2004.   For any more information/ clarifications regarding a/m issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.   March 27th, 2017 - PHRS Head Office