Flag News for April and May 2015

April & May 2015

The following articles have been compiled by the regulatory experts at Manta Maritime.

Antigua & Barbuda

Information Notice 2015-002: Information on implementation of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

Bahamas

IB No. 153: Guidance on the issue of a Bahamas STCW certificate as a GMDSS Radio Operator, Able Seafarer or Rating

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

IB No. 156: Guidance on the assessment for a Bahamas STCW Officer Certificate of Competency

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

IB No. 155: Illegal, unreported & unregulated (IUU) fishing and transhipment operations

MERCHANT SHIPSFISHING BOATS

Bermuda

No news this month.

British Virgin Islands

No news this month.

Cayman Islands

No news this month.

Cook Islands

Circular 99/2015: Reminder – the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention comes into force 14 April 2015

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

Cyprus

Circular 8/2015: Joint Search and Rescue Coordination Centre and search and rescue activities in the Republic of Cyprus

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATSCOMPANIES

Circular 7/2015: Speedboat Law 56 (I)/92 as amended / Regulations of 1999 PI 121/99 – sports with the use of jet skis – Flyboarding / Jetovator

YACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

Circular 9/2015: Renewal of knowledge educational programs according to the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, as amended

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

Gibraltar

SGN 055: Counting and registration of persons on board passenger ships

PASSENGER SHIPS

Hong Kong

MSIN 19/2015: United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2015 and the United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2014 (Repeal) Regulation

MERCHANT SHIPS

MSIN 13/2015: Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Shipowners Liability) (Amendment) Ordinance 2005

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPS

MSIN 14/2015: United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2015

MERCHANT SHIPS

MSIN 15/2015: United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2015

MERCHANT SHIPS

Isle of Man

No news this month.

Jersey

No news this month.

Liberia

No news this month.

Malta

MS Notice No. 119: Wreck Removal Convention

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

MS Notice No. 96 (Rev. 1): Authorised Classification Societies

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATECOMPANIES

Marshall Islands

MG 7-45-1 (Rev. 3/15): Guidance on Seafarer Employment Agreements

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MN 1-005-1 (Rev. 3/15): Consolidated list of fees and charges for official documents and services

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATSCOMPANIES

MN 1-004-1: Familiarization with Marshall Islands National Maritime Legislation

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MN 2-011-40 (Rev. 3/15): Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm Systems

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

MN 7-038-2 (Rev. 3/15): Minimum safe manning requirements for vessels

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPS

MN 2-011-13 (Rev. 5/15): International Safety Management (ISM) Code

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALCOMPANIES

MN 2-011-47 (Rev. 5/15): Plans and procedures to recover persons from the water

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

MN 7-041-3: Pilot transfer arrangements

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

MN 7-043-1 (Rev. 5/15): Means of ship embarkation / disembarkation

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPS

Panama

MMC-269 (Rev. 3/15): Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – certification process

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MMC-306 (Rev. 3/15): Recognition of the security personnel listed by a Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC)

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPS

MMC-286 (Rev. 3/15): IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC)

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

MMC-308 (Rev. 4/15): Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

MMC-228 (Rev. 5/15): Requirements regarding the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel onboard Panamanian flagged vessels

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

MMC-309: Procedures for transfer of the certification

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MMC-272 (Rev. 5/15): List of exclusive surveyors

COMPANIES

MMC-245 (Rev. 5/15): Authorized Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) transiting High Risk Areas

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATECOMPANIES

MMC-207 (Rev. 5/15): Procedures for ISSC extensions and additional verifications

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MMC-310: Segumar Istambul

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATSCOMPANIES

Singapore

Shipping Circular No. 6 of 2015: Resolutions adopted by the 67th Session of the Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 67) of IMO

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

Shipping Circular No. 7 of 2015: Flying the Red Ensign at half-mast from 23 March 2015 to 29 March 2015

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATS

Shipping Circular No. 8 of 2015: Early implementation of SOLAS Regulation XI-1/7 on atmosphere testing instrument for enclosed spaces

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

Shipping Circular No. 9 of 2015: Advisory for Singapore-flagged ships calling ports in Yemen

MERCHANT SHIPS

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Circular GEN 006 (Rev. 4): Publications required on St. Vincent and the Grenadines vessels

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATE

Circular FSI 002 (Rev. 2): Flag State inspections

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATSCOMPANIES

Circular SOL 061: International Life Saving Appliances (LSA) Code as amended

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALCOMPANIES

Circular GEN 002 (Rev. 2): Application of mandatory and non-mandatory requirements

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATS

Circular MLC 007: Guidelines for MLC inspections for ships of less than 500GT

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

United Kingdom

MGN 219 (M): Seafarer medical examinations – guidelines for maritime employers and manning agencies

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MGN 345 (M): Alternative Compliance Scheme

MERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS -
PRIVATEFISHING BOATSCOMPANIES

MGN 477(M): Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Seafarers’ Employment Agreements

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MIN 502 (M+F): Codes of Practice for controlling risks due to noise and vibration on ships

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATS

MIN 501 (M): Alternative route for revalidating a UK Certificate of Competency – for officers not meeting requirements laid out in MGN 9

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MIN 503(M): Training for ECDIS as primary means of navigation

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIAL

MIN 504(M): Victory in Europe day (VE Day) commemoration

PASSENGER SHIPSMERCHANT SHIPSYACHTS - COMMERCIALYACHTS - PRIVATEFISHING
BOATS

MSN 1854 (M): The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants in Packaged Form – Amendment 37-14 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code

MERCHANT SHIPS

MSN 1855 (M): Domestic Passenger Ships Directive – equivalent standards

PASSENGER SHIPS


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