|Friday 24 February 2017|
|This Administration would like to remind ships' Owners, ships' operators, ships' managers and Masters that the Cyprus ports of Famagusta, Karavostassi and Kyrenia situated in the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus which operated prior the 1974 Turkish invasion were declared closed for all vessels in 1974 by the Council of Ministers Order of the Republic of Cyprus.|
The use or attempt to use an illegal point of entry or exit from this part of Cyprus constitutes a violation of Cypriot Law and contravenes the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 541 (1983) and 550 (1984).
|Monday 06 February 2017|
|All ships, pleasure and commercial yachts above 500 gt should comply with the new Minimum Safe Manning requirements by 1st July 2017.|
In order to avoid delays, shipowners are urged to apply well in advance for the new Minimum Safe Manning Documents.
Please refer to our Circular STCW 006.
|Wednesday 03 August 2016|
|Tokyo MOU CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements :|
Tokyo MOU Secretariat has issued a Press Release concerning the implementation of a concentrated inspection campaign on Cargo Securing Arrangements to be carried out from 1 September through 30 November 2016.
(http://www.tokyo-mou.org/doc/Press release on CIC on Cargo Securing Arrangements.pdf)
|Wednesday 20 July 2016|
|PARIS MOU ON PORT STATE CONTROL - CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN (CIC) : MLC, 2006 REQUIREMENTS :|
Between 1 September and 30 November 2016 a Concentrated Inspection Campaign will place on MLC,2006 requirements.
See details :
|Thursday 07 July 2016|
|Yemen Port Procedures :|
All vessels calling Yemeni ports should obtain the permission from relevant authorities according to the procedure described in the following document.
|Wednesday 26 August 2015|
|PARIS AND TOKYO MOUs ON PORT STATE CONTROL - CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN (CIC) :|
Paris and Tokyo MOUs on Port State Control have announced they will launch a joint concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on crew familiarisation with enclosed space entry.
The CIC will run from 1st September 2015 to 30th November, 2015.
During port state inspections, officers will check in detail the enclosed space entry procedures and measures that are in place. Port State Control Officers will use the attached questionnaire to establish that crew members are familiar with the relevant equipment and have received training to identify and understand the hazards associated with enclosed space entry.
|Friday 13 March 2015|
|Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks :|
The entry into force date for the Nairobi International Convention of Removal of Wrecks (WRC) is 14 April 2015. The WRC requires owners of ships over 300GT to take out insurance or provide other financial security to cover the costs of wreck removal, capped at an amount equal to the limits of liability under the applicable national or international limitation regime. Owners of ships that call at ports of State Parties which mandate the certificate as a port entry requirement, are also required to carry a WRC State certificate to attest that they have obtained adequate insurance coverage.
As of January 2015, there are 16 States that have acceded to the WRC as shown in Table A. The WRC allows State Parties to issue the WRC State certificates to ships belonging to non-Convention States. The State Parties of Germany, The Cook Islands, Malta, Palau will issue WRC State certificates to St. Vincent and the Grenadines flagged ships. We would like to advise owners, managers and masters of St. Vincent and the Grenadines flagged ships calling at ports of State Parties to check with the local agents on whether the WRC State certificate is a port entry requirement. If so, please be advised to approach the State Parties of Germany, The Cook Islands and Malta, Palau for the issuance of the WRC State Certificate to your ships. The contact details to make the applications are appended in Table B. We hereby request that copies of all WRCs are submitted to the Administration for our records.
|Friday 27 September 2013|
Seaman's Books are compulsory for all seamen.
A valid STCW Endorsement is mandatory for the issue of Seaman's Book to marine officers.
|Monday 20 August 2012|
|Asbestos Inspections :|
The Dutch Shipping Department of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT/Scheepvaart) will be carrying out on-board checks for compliance with the international SOLAS requirement during the regular PSC inspections of foreign ships in Dutch
ports. These inspections will commence in the 3rd / 4th quarter of 2012.
If asbestos is found, the Flag State will be requested to issue an Exemption in accordance with MSC.1/Circ.1374.
See our Circular number SOL 047
|Friday 27 January 2012|
|Security level raised to 2 SVG ships at ports and roadsteads in Libya. :|
|Wednesday 23 March 2011|
|Vessels transiting to or from ports in Japan or in waters in the vicinity of the northeast coast of the island of Honshu. :|
It is recommended, as precaution, that vessels avoid transiting within 50 NM of the Fukushima nuclear power plant at position 37 degrees 19 minutes North, 141 degrees 01 minutes East.
Seafarers are advised to monitor and comply with NAVTEX and NAVAREA XI warnings and any information being provided by the government of Japan relating to any further potential impacts.
|Friday 28 January 2011|
|REMINDER - Security Level 2 maintained in the port of Onne, Nigeria :|
28/01/2011 - Due to the recent piracy activities in the area, St Vincent and The Grenadines Maritime Administration has decided to raise security level from Level I to security Level II for all St Vincent and The Grenadines registered ships calling at
Onne Port and its anchorage, Nigeria.
The increase to security Level II will remain in force until otherwise decided.
When sailing in this area, St Vincent and The Grenadines ships should:
o Accomplish all measures for security Level II described in the Ship Security Plan (SSP)
o Follow the relevant advice given in St Vincent and The Grenadines ISPS Circulars.
|Friday 03 December 2010|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratify Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) :|
|Friday 29 May 2009|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines is party to the International convention on civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage, 2001 - effective as of 26th February 2009.|
|Tuesday 23 October 2007|
|Security level raised to 2 for Nigerian Waters. Masters and crew are required to be vigilent while in Nigerian Waters :|
This Administration advises the Master/SSO and crew to pay utmost attention and to be vigilant during transit/call at Nigerian waters and ports.
Master/SSO in consultation with CSO shall verify the actual security situation and implement security measures as per SSP which will correspond to the overall security situation.
|Thursday 16 November 2006|
|New Statutory Requirements entering into force on 01st January 2007 :|
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