NL 153/16 | SOLAS - Container Mass Verification Requirements

Aug 05, 2016

Refers to: Ship Owners / Operators, PH.R.S. Representatives Action Date: July 1st 2016 What are the new rules? On 1 July 2016, new requirements to verify the gross mass of a packed container enter into force under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Why have the requirements for verification of the gross mass of the container been introduced? Knowing the accurate gross mass of a packed container is critical to ensure correct stowage and stacking and avoid collapse of container stacks or loss overboard. This is an important safety measure, which is aimed at saving…

NL 154/16 | Enclosed Space Ship Safety Rule Enters into Force

Aug 08, 2016

Refers to: All SOLAS – certified vesselsAction Date: July 1st 2016   New regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, enters into force on 1 July 2016. Seafarers may be called upon to enter enclosed spaces on ships to manage or obtain equipment, assist a colleague or to inspect vital engine parts. Enclosed spaces are spaces that have limited openings for entry and exit, inadequate ventilation and are not designed for continuous worker occupancy. The atmosphere in any enclosed space may be oxygen-deficient or oxygen-enriched…

NL 158/16 | Caribbean MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarisation with Enclosed Space Entry

Sep 02, 2016

Refers to: Ship Managers / Owners, PHRS Surveyors / RepresentativesVessel Type: All VesselsAction Date: 1 Sept. 2016 - 30 Nov. 2016 The Caribbean MOU on Port State Control (CMOU) has announced a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on crew familiarisation for enclosed space entry. The CIC will run from 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016. The aims of the campaign are to ensure compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS, STCW, MLC and ILO Conventions; ensure that masters, officers and crew members are familiar with relevant equipment and have received training in carrying out their duties; raise safety awareness…

NL 159/16 | Amendments (03-15) to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

Oct 06, 2016

    Refers to: Ship Managers / Owners, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives Action Date: January 1st 2017 Amendments (03-15) to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code will enter into force on 1 January, 2017, and may be implemented voluntarily since 1 January, 2016. The amendments include the following individual schedules with specific carriage requirements for the following Group B cargoes (cargoes which possess a chemical hazard which could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship): Amorphous Sodium Silicate Lumps Boric Acid Wood Pellets Containing Additives and/or Binders Wood Pellets not Containing any Additives and/or Binders. (The…

Appreciation Letter from Panama Flag Administration regarding PHRS's performance in Paris MoU

Nov 29, 2018

We are pleased to share the appreciation letter we received from Panama Flag Administration regarding PHRS’s outstanding performance in Paris MoU evaluation list for the period 2015-2017. The fact that Phoenix Register of Shipping is the first Greek Classification Society to enter the High Performance Rank, did not go unnoticed by Panama Flag Administration,  the world’s largest Flag Administrations with a total fleet of over 8.000 vessels.   Such recognition keeps us inspired to continue our ever- ending work regarding the safety of human life at sea and the protection of the marine environment.