NL 289/23 | Focused Inspection Campaign on Pilot Transfer Arrangements

Dec 07, 2023

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives Action Date: Immediate   From 10 July to 9 August 2023 the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control conducted a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) on Pilot Transfer Arrangements (PTAs).    The Paris MoU is trialling an alternative approach to the regular Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CICs) by conducting several short-targeted inspection campaigns referred to as Focused Inspection Campaigns (FICs). In the coming months more such FICs are scheduled. After completion of the trials, the results, ease of implementation and effectiveness will be assessed and, on this basis, further…

NL 290/23 | St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry Maritime Circular – MC 126 23

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives Action Date: Immediate   PURPOSE: This Maritime Circular highlights the situation in the southern red sea and the Gulf of Aden and its purpose is to advise all ships that are currently operating in the southern Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden should exercise increased caution and vigilance, due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen and recent developments in the region, since the start of the Israel-Gaza conflict that negatively impacted the maritime security situation in the southern Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Questions regarding this…

NL 291/24 | IMO DCS - Deadline for Submission of Fuel Oil Annual Consumption Data

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators of all ships over 5.000 GT, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     Action Date: Immediate Ship-owners and operators should submit their fuel oil consumption data to a Recognized Organization nominated by the flag (PHRS), as specified in MARPOL Annex VI, in accordance to the approved Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Part II [IMO DCS (Data Collection System)] & Part III for verification. The IMO DCS format has been revised based on MEPC.348 (78) (APPENDIX 1,2 and 3). The verified IMO-DCS reports of the applicable ships are then uploaded to IMO GISIS system.   The…

NL 292/24 | Urgent Compliance Reminder: Installation of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) by September 8th, 2024

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators of all Comoros flag ships, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     Action Date: By September 8th, 2024 By this message we would like to remind you that final date for compliance with the D-2 requirements of the “INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS’ BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004” [installation of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS)] for all vessels is 08 September 2024 and beyond that date no extension of BWMS installation may be granted.   We invite all Managers and Owners, that have yet to comply with the D-2 requirements, to take…

NL 293/24 | Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 14—Mediterranean Sea SOx Emission Control Area (ECA) starting from 1 May 2024

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     Action Date: Starting from 1 May 2024 By this message we would like to inform you regarding the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 14—Mediterranean Sea SOx Emission Control Area (ECA) starting from 1 May 2024. Adopted by: MEPC.361(79) Summary: Starting from 1 May 2024, the proposed regulation will include the Mediterranean Sea as an Emission Control Area (ECA) for Sulphur Oxides (Sox) and Particulate Matter (PM) Implication: Amendments will start being enforced on 1 May 2025 for all vessels operating in the Mediterranean SOx ECA which will: 1.        …