NL 147/16 | New SOLAS Requirements for Carriage of Portable Atmosphere Testing Equipment for Enclosed Space Entry

Feb 24, 2016

Refers to: All SOLAS – certified vesselsAction Date: 1st July 2016 SOLAS regulation XI-1/7 [adopted by IMO Resolution MSC.380(94)] will enter into force on 1 July, 2016, and requires the carriage of an appropriate atmosphere testing instrument or instruments for enclosed space entry. These portable testing instruments will not be used as part of personal protective safety equipment, but as part of the ship’s equipment. They will be used to test enclosed spaces from the outside to make sure that they are safe to enter and will cover, as a minimum, the following gases: oxygen, flammable gasses or vapors, carbon…

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  

NL 149/16 | New Requirements for Stability Instruments on Tankers

Apr 04, 2016

Newsletter 149/16April 4th 2016 New Requirements for Stability Instruments on Tankers Refers to: All Oil Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Carriers Convention: MARPOL Annex I Reg. 28, IBC, IGC, BCH and GC Codes, IMO Resolutions MEPC.248(66), MSC.369(93), MSC.370(93), MSC.376(93) and MSC.377(93)Entry into force: 1 January, 2016, as follows: All new tankers constructed (keel laid) on or after 1 January, 2016 (1 July, 2016, for gas carriers) Existing Tankers constructed (keel laid) before 1 January, 2016 (1 July, 2016, for gas carriers) must also comply with the requirements (by confirming or upgrading existing equipment, or installing new equipment) at the first…

NL 152/16 | Ships’ Survey Status Online

Jun 28, 2016

Ships’ Survey Status Online Refers to: Ship Owners / Operators, PH.R.S. RepresentativesAction Date: 28 June 2016 Phoenix Register of Shipping from now on enables all registered users in the e-services area to have access in public information concerning Survey Status of vessels online.     In case you do not have an e-services account you may visit our website ( ) and register online in order to gain access to the latest PH.R.S. e-Library content.Do not hesitate to contact us for any difficulty you might face using this service at   We remain at your disposal, PH.R.S. –…