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The Index - Marine Notices contains the latest revision date for each Marine Notice.

   
MN-1-000-1 Issuance of Republic of the Marshall Islands Marine Notices UPDATED 07/2015
  Revised as of 7/15 to reflect the general updating of sections 2.0 and 3.0 and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

MN-1-000-3 Requirements on Carriage of Publications On Board Ships UPDATED 04/2017
  Updated as of Apr/2017 to correct typo in Appendix - IMSBC Code.

Revised as of Mar/2017 to reflect edits to Purpose section, minor edit to section 3.0 & edits to Appendix.

Revised as of Nov/2016 to reflect edits to Purpose section, edits to section 3.0, 5.0, 6.0 & Appendix.

Revised as of May/2016 to reflect addition of Nautical Charts & Publications endnote.

Revised as of 3/16 to reflect the addition of NAVTOR to section 5.0.

Revised as of 11/15 to reflect the addition of Poseidon Navigation Services LTD to section 5.0.

Revised as of 6/15 to reflect the addition of SafeNav to section 5.0, the removal of the requirement to carry the MI-300 CD on board the vessel and the hyperlinking of all referenced documents throughout, where possible.

Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the updating of section 6.0 regarding electronic backup and the updating of the International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and the addition of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LL) and the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG) in the Appendix.

Revised as of 5/14 to reflect the addition of C&C Marine Combine e-Mariner and E. W. Liner Chartwatch in section 5.0.

Revised as of 3/21/14 to reflect the updating of the entries on the MI-300 and the IMSBC Code in the chart in the Appendix.

Revised as of 3/14 to reflect changes to sections 4.0 and 5.0 and the revising of the requirement for an emergency portfolio of paper charts in section 6.0.

MN-1-000-4 Maritime Administrator Policy Goals and Measures Used Toward the Effective and Efficient Implementation of Mandatory IMO Instruments in Accordance with the Republic of the Marshall Islands Statement of Policy for the Marshall Islands Maritime Program UPDATED 06/2015
  Revised as of 6/15 to reflect the updating of section 12 and the hyperlinking of referenced documents throughout where possible.

MN-1-002-1 List of Office and Service Locations UPDATED 06/2017
  Revised as of Jun/2017 to reflect an updated format, the addition of the office in Manila, Philippines, the updating of the address for the office in Istanbul, Turkey, the updating of the address for the office in Roosendaal, The Netherlands, and the updating of the address for the office in Long Beach, California.

Revised as of 8/15 to reflect the change in office address for the Rio de Janeiro office in Region III and the change in the postal code for the Seoul office in Region I.

Revised as of 2/15 to reflect the updating of the office address for the Seoul office (Region I).

Revised as of 9/14 to reflect the addition of a dedicated Seafarers’ Documentation (SD) and Marine Safety (MS) office in Hong Kong (Region I) and the correction of the postal code for the New York midtown office (Region III).

Revised as of 8/14 to reflect the updating of the address for the New York midtown office and the updating of the email address for the Baltimore office (Region III).

Revised as of 4/14 to reflect the change of address for the Houston office (Region III).

MN-1-004-1 Familiarization with Marshall Islands National Maritime Legislation UPDATED 06/2017
  Revised as of Jun/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g), edits to Purpose section & edits to Requirements section.

Revised as of 3/15 to reflect the updating of the References section and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

MN-1-005-1 Consolidated List of Fees and Charges for Official Documents and Services UPDATED 08/2017
  Updated as of Aug/2017 to reflect correction of minor numbering error.

Revised as of Jun/2017 to reflect edits to Purpose section, edits to section 14.0, edits to section 14.7 and renumbered.

Revised as of Nov/2016 to reflect edits to sections 13.2, 13.3, 14.1 & 14.10.

Revised as of Sep/2016 to reflect addition of section 15.20.

Revised as of 10/15 to reflect changes in Yacht Code (MI-103)

Revised as of 8/15 to reflect the addition of new items 1.3 and 1.5, and the updating of items 3.4, 13.2 and 13.3.

Revised as of 6/15 to reflect the updating of item 15.13 to include passenger yachts, the addition of new section 18.0 on Publications and the addition of an Index at the end.

Revised as of 3/15 to reflect the updating of item 15.14, issuance of certificates of insurance or other financial security for non-RMI registered vessels, and item 16.4 on methods of payment.

Revised as of 2/15 to reflect the addition of new item 15.12, the issuance of a certificate of insurance for wreck removal, new item 15.13, the issuance of a certificate of insurance for the death of and personal injury to passengers and new item 15.14, the issuance of certificates of insurance or other financial security for non-RMI registered vessels, with the rest renumbered.

Revised as of 10/14 to reflect the updating of footnote 1 in section 3.0, the addition of item 15.15 regarding music licensing for passenger ships in the Miscellaneous section, the revocation of credit card form TCMI-01 and the replacement of reference to the form with the online payment link.

Revised as of 2/14 to reflect the addition of new item 3.4 on yachts under construction with the rest renumbered and updates to items 13.2 and 13.3 regarding ship radio station licenses.

MN-1-109-1 Electronic Documents and Certificates UPDATED 11/2017
  Revised as of Nov/2017 to reflect edits to Reference (a), edits to Purpose section, edits to section 3.3, and renumbering sections 4.1 & 4.2.

MN-2-011-1 International Maritime Conventions and Other Instruments Adopted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands UPDATED 02/2017
  Revised as of Feb/2017 to reflect edits to Purpose section, edited and renumbered Applicability sections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 & 7.0.

Revised as of 5/14 to reflect the addition of new items 5, 15 and 16 in section I with all renumbered, the addition of new section IV with rest renumbered and the addition of new items 1, 6, 7, 11, 14, 18, 20 and 21 with all renumbered under item 2 in section VII.

MN-2-011-2 International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and Medical Oxygen Cylinder Requirements UPDATED 12/2016
  Revised as of Dec/2016 to reflect edits to Reference sections (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f), edits to Purpose section, removal of Background section, edits to Applicability section, edits to sections 2.1 & 3.1, minor edits to section 3.8.

Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the updating of the References section and the incorporation of new sections, 3.8 through 3.11 pertaining to medical oxygen cylinders.

Revised as of 8/14 to reflect the latest amendments to the IMDG Code and SOLAS Chapter VII Regulation 4 and provides some further clarifications on the application of the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) and the carriage requirement of medical oxygen cylinders.

MN-2-011-4 Issuance and Use of Statutory Certificates UPDATED 02/2017
  Revised as of Feb/2017 to reflect addition of References (e)(f), edits section 1.4.2, and addition of sections 3.0 & 4.0.

MN-2-011-5 Life-Saving Appliances and Equipment UPDATED 01/2017
  Revised as of Jan/2017 to reflect changes in references in Applicability section, and changes in references in sections 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.6, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, & 6.0.

Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of “ships, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” with “ships and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” in the Applicability section.

Revised as of 1/14 to reflect the updating of reference (h), Marshall Islands Technical Circular 1, to Rev. 2 as a result of adding new section 4.0 on Recognized Independent Testing Laboratories.

MN-2-011-7 Vessels - Underwater Examination of Hull in Lieu of Drydocking UPDATED 02/2016
  Revised as of 2/16 to reflect edits to Reference section (a)(b)(c), edits to Purpose section, Applicability section, Background section, edits to sections 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.3, 6.3.1, 7.0 & 7.1, edits to Table 1.

MN-2-011-10 Fire Control Plans and Life-Saving Symbols UPDATED 03/2016
  Revised as of 3/16 to reflect edits to Reference sections (a)(b)(c)(d), Purpose section, and Applicability section, edits to sections 1.0, 2.1, 2.2 & 3.0.

MN-2-011-13 International Safety Management (ISM) Code UPDATED 10/01/2017
  Revised as of Oct/2017 to reflect edits to Reference sections (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)(k)(l)(m)(n)(o), edits to Purpose and Applicability sections, the addition of section 1.2, the addition of section 1.1.4 and renumbered, edits to section 3.3.2, the addition of sections 3.5.2, 3.5.3, and 3.5.4, the addition of section 3.7.2 and renumbered. edits to section 3.7.3, the addition of section 3.8.8, edits to section 3.13.4, minor edit to section 6.1.2, edits to section 8.1, the addition of section 8.2 and renumbered, edits to section 10.2.3, the addition of section 13.0, and edits to Appendix I section 4.2.

Revised as of 1/16 to reflect updating of Reference sections (e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)(k), deleted Supercedes section, edits to Purpose section, minor edits to sections 3.1.4, 3.6.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.5, 3.8.1, 3.8.4, 3.11.2, and edits to sections 10.3.1 and 10.3.2.

Revised as of 7/15 to reflect the updating of section 3.9.2 and section 4.1 in Appendix I to reflect the incorporation of the information in RMI Marine Notice 2-011-31 into RMI Marine Notice 2-011-39, with 2-011-31 being revoked.

Revised as of 5/15 to reflect the updating of the References section and sections 3.1.4 and 3.9.4, the deletion of Appendix II (Declaration forms) and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the addition of new IMO references (g) and (h), Resolution MSC.353(92), Amendments to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and Resolution A.1047(27), Principles of Minimum Safe Manning respectively, the updating of the contact information for ISM Code questions on page three (3) and the change in control number for the Marine Guideline on Seafarer Employment Agreements (SEAs) from 7-46-1 to 7-45-1 in section 4 of Appendix I in order to harmonize with the regulation in the RMI publication MI-108.

Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of references to mobile offshore drilling units and/or MODUs with mobile offshore units and/or MOUs in the section on Applicability and in sections 1.1.8, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 3.6.1 and 3.9.5.

Revised as of 6/14 to reflect the change in the text in section 3.8.4 to harmonize with the amendments made to MI-108, Rev. 5/14.

MN-2-011-14 Maintenance and Inspection of Fire Protection Systems and Appliances UPDATED 06/2016
  This Notice supersedes Rev. May 2016. It has been revised to correct a typo (removal of a % sign) in section 8.6 that inadvertently changed the SOLAS requirement.

Revised as of May/2016 to reflect updates to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)(k)(l)(m), edits to Purpose section, edits to section 2.1, minor edits to sections 5.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.5, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.3, 8.1.3, 8.5 & 8.6.3, edits to section 9.1, edit to section 10.3, minor edit to section 10.6, edits to Footnotes 2 & 3, minor edit to section 11.2.3, edit and renumbered section 12.1, and edits to Appendix 1.

Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of “ships, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” with “ships and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” in the Applicability section.

Revised as of 6/14 to reflect the incorporation of amendment to SOLAS II-2/15, new paragraph 2.2.6, (reference (p), Resolution MSC.338(91), dated 30 November 2012) as well as the addition of a new paragraph 5.2.3 regarding control valve examinations with the rest renumbered.

MN-2-011-16 International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code UPDATED 05/2017
  Revised as of May/2017 to reflect updating of Duty Officer telephone number, section 1.2.

Revised as of 7/15 to reflect the deletion of the form in Appendix 4 and the updating and hyperlinking of the referenced form in section 2.2.2, along with the hyperlinking of all referenced documents where possible.

MN-2-011-17 Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) UPDATED 03/2016
  Revised as of 3/16 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f), edits to Purpose section, edits to Applicability section, edits to section 1.1, removed sections 1.2, 1.3 & 1.4, edits to sections 2.1, 3.0, 4.2, removed Appendix 1 & Annex.

MN-2-011-18 Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) UPDATED 03/2017
  Revised as of Mar/2017 to reflect edits to Reference sections (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i), edits to Purpose section, edits to Applicability section, edits to sections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, removed sections 9.0, 10.0, 11.0 & 12.0.

Revised as of 7/15 to reflect the change in reference (f) (RMI Marine Notice 2-011-39) and in section 12.0 as the result of incorporating RMI Marine Notice 2-011-31 into 2-011-39 and revoking 2-011-31.

MN-2-011-19 Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) UPDATED 07/2014
  Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) with mobile offshore units (MOUs) in section 3.1.

MN-2-011-20 Notice of Intended Entry into Port UPDATED 11/2014
  Revised as of 11/14 to reflect the deletion of section 6.3 on faxing notifications with the rest renumbered.

MN-2-011-23 Carriage of Solid Bulk Cargoes UPDATED 12/2016
  Revised as of Dec/2016 to reflect edits to Reference sections (b)(c)(d)(i), removal of Supersedes section, edits to Purpose section, edits to Background section, edits to sections 1.1, 2.2.4, 2.2.4.1, 2.5, 2.5.1, added section 2.5.2, edits to sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.5.2 & 5.0, added sections 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3, edits to 6.0, removed sections 6.1 & 6.2, added sections 7.0, 7.1, & 7.2.

Revised as of 1/16 to reflect updating of Reference sections (c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i), added Supercedes section, edits to Purpose section, extensive edits to Background section, edits to Applicability, edits to Sections 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1 and 2.5.2, minor edits to Section 3.2, minor edits to Section 4.4.1 and 4.4.2, added Section 4.5, and minor edit to Section 6.2

Revised as of 12/14 to reflect the updating of the References section with the consolidated text of references (a), International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Consolidated Edition 2014, as amended, and (b), International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, 2013 Edition, as amended, and incorporates reference (c), IMO Resolution MSC.354(92), Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code, adopted 2 June 2013, containing amendments that will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

MN-2-011-25 Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships UPDATED 11/2016
  Updated as of Nov/2016 to reflect minor edits to Applicability section regarding PYLCs & PAXYs.

Revised as of Oct/2016 to reflect edits to Reference, Purpose & Applicability sections, edits to sections 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2, removed section 1.3, edits to section 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3, removed section 4.4, edits to section 5.1 & 5.4, minor edits to section 6.1.2, edits to section 6.2.3, minor edit to section 7.1, edits to sections 7.2.1 & 7.2.2, added section 7.3, minor edit to section 7.6.2, edits to sections 7.6.3 & 7.6.3.3, minor edits to section 7.7.2 & 7.7.3, edits to section 7.8.2, minor edits to sections 7.8.3 & 7.8.4, edits to sections 7.8.6, 8.0, 8.1.3, 8.6 & 8.6.1, added sections 8.6.4, 8.6.5 & 8.6.6, minor edits to section 8.7, 10.0, 11.1, 11.4 & 11.5, edits to section 12.0, 12.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.2.3 & 12.2.4, removed section 15.3, edits to section 16.2, removed section 17.2, edits to section 20.1, minor edits to section 20.2.2, edits to section 20.3.1, removed section 20.3.2, edits to Annex 1, Annex 2 & Annex 3, and removed Annex 4.

MN-2-011-26 Application for Service Extensions / Dispensations UPDATED 08/2017
  Updated as of Aug/2017 to reflect removal of Appendix I and the hyperlinking of TEC-02.

Revised as of Aug/2017 to reflect edits to Appendix I.

Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of “ships, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” with “ships and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” in the Applicability section.

MN-2-011-32 Magnetic Compasses Adjustment UPDATED 07/2014
  Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of “…mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” with “…mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” in the Applicability section.

MN-2-011-33 Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Inspection and Certification Program UPDATED 12/2016
  Revised as of Dec/2016 to reflect edits to References (a)(b), edits to Purpose section, minor edits to sections 4.4 & 4.5, edits to and renumbered sections 6.1.1, 6.2.1, 7.1.4 & 8.1.2, edits to section 8.2.2 & 8.2.3, edits to section 13.6.2 & edits to Annex section.

Revised as of 1/16 to reflect addition of Reference section (e), edits to Purpose section, edits to sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and removed section 5.4.

MN-2-011-34 Special Purpose Ships UPDATED 07/2015
  Revised as of 7/15 to reflect the deletion of section 1.5 due to the revocation of RMI Marine Notice 1-000-2 and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

MN-2-011-35 National Safety Requirements for Offshore Supply Vessels UPDATED 07/2014
  Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the removal of “…mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) or…” in section 2.4.

MN-2-011-36 National Safety Requirements for Vessels Carrying Persons in Addition to Crew UPDATED 07/2014
  Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the removal of “…mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) or…” in section 2.6.

MN-2-011-37 Life Boat Equipment Requirements Maintenance and Servicing UPDATED 07/2014
  Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of “ships, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” with “ships and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” in the Applicability section.

Revised as of 1/14 to reflect the updating of reference (f), Marshall Islands Technical Circular 1, to Rev. 2 as a result of adding new section 4.0 on Recognized Independent Testing Laboratories.

MN-2-011-38 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for Ships Carrying Oil or Oil Fuel UPDATED 07/2014
  Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the replacement of “ships, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” with “ships and mobile offshore units (MOUs)…” in the Applicability section.

MN-2-011-39 Piracy Armed Robbery and the Use of Armed Security UPDATED 08/2016
  Revised as of Aug/2016 to reflect changes to Reference sections (h)(i)(j)(k)(l)(m), edits to Purpose section, minor edit to Background section, edits to section 4.2, minor edit to section 6.1, edits to sections 8.2, 8.4, 11.2.2, & 12.3, renumbered sections 12.4, 12.5 & 12.6, and added section 12.7.

Revised as of 1/16 to reflect changes to Section 10.1 to clarify requirement for ISO 28007 certification for PMSCs

Updated as of 12/22/15 to reflect changes to Section 10.1 regarding PMSC ISO 28007 certification.

Revised as of 12/15 to reflect removal to Reference (n), content changes to Purpose and Background, edits to Section 3.2.2b, Section 4.1, Section 7.1, Section 8.3, Section 8.4, Section 9.3.2, Section 9.3.4, Section 10.1, added footnote in Section 11.1.1, edits to Section 11.3.2, Section 12.1.1 and added footnote to Section 12.1.1, added footnote in Section 12.1.3, added Sections 12.2, 12.2.1, and 12.2.2, added footnotes to Section 12.4, 12.4.4, and 12.4.5, minor edit to Section 12.7.2.

Revised as of 7/20/2015 to reflect the addition of Reference (n), RMI Ship Security Advisory 49-12, India – Anti-Terrorist Measure Adopted, additional clarification in Section 10.1, the addition of Section 12.3.7, as well as the hyperlinking of referenced documents where appropriate.

Revised as of 7/15 to reflect the extensive revisions throughout as a result of incorporating much of the information previously contained in RMI Marine Notice 2-011-31, which is hereby revoked, as well as the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

Revised as of 2/14 to reflect the updating of form RA-02 (PMSC-PCASP-VPD Assessment Report) in Appendix III.

MN-2-011-40 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm Systems UPDATED 03/2015
  Revised as of 3/15 to reflect the addition of IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1474 to the list of References with the resultant updating of paragraph 2.2 of the Notice and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible. Furthermore, it clarifies in the section on Applicability the date of initial survey for ships under construction and introduces a new section 2.0 on Operational Requirements that addresses the BNWAS connection to the VDR.

MN-2-011-41 Procedure for Sea Trials and Demonstrating Compliance with SOLAS Regulations II-1/28 and II-1/29 UPDATED 06/2017
  Revised as of Jun/2017 to reflect edits to Reference (e), the removal of Reference (i), edits to the Purpose section, & minor edit to section 3.3.

Revised as of May/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i), edits to Purpose & Background sections, edits to section 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, removed section 2.3, edits to sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 & removed section 4.0.

MN-2-011-42 Surveys and Issuance of International Convention and National Certificates for Yachts UPDATED 09/2016
  Revised as of Sep/2016 to reflect edits to Purpose section, edits to sections 2.2.3, 4.2.3, 5.2.3, 7.2.4, & added section 7.5.

Revised as of 10/15 to reflect the addition of Yachts Engaged in Trade; the amendment of the definitions for Appointed Representative, Classification Society, and Recognized Organization; the addition of the definitions for Compliance Certificate and Yacht Engaged in Trade; and the addition of section 7.4 on special Compliance Verifications.

MN-2-011-43 Registration of Tenders and Issuance of Tender Statements of Compliance UPDATED 10/2015
  Revised as of 10/15 to reflect the addition of Yachts Engaged in Trade; the amendment of the definitions for Appointed Representative, Classification Society, and Recognized Organization; and the addition of the definitions for Compliance Certificate and Yacht Engaged in Trade.

MN-2-011-45 Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007 Certification Requirements UPDATED 02/2015
  Revised as of 2/15 to reflect the change in procedure for the request and payment of a Wreck Removal Liability Certificate for non-State Party vessels (section 7.2) and the addition of a sample of the non-State Party application form in Annex II.

This Notice serves to advise all parties that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has ratified the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (the “Convention”) on 30 September 2014 and deposited its instrument of accession with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 27 October 2014. The Convention enters into force on 14 April 2015.

MN-2-011-46 Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea 2002 Certification Requirements NEW 02/2015
  This Notice serves to advise all parties that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has ratified the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 and the Protocol of 2002 (the “Convention”), reference (a) above, on 30 September 2014 and deposited its instrument of accession with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 27 October 2014. The entry into force of the Convention for the RMI is 27 January 2015 and requires the maintenance of compulsory insurance or financial security, the proof of which coverage shall be through certification. This Marine Notice outlines the Convention requirements, including those for a ship to obtain a certificate of insurance or other financial security to cover financial liabilities.

MN-2-011-47 Plans and Procedures to Recover Persons from the Water UPDATED 05/2015
  Revised as of 5/15 to reflect the addition of new reference (d) (IMO MSC.1/Circ.1182.Rev.1) with the rest re-lettered and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

The purpose of this Notice is to implement the requirements for plans and procedures to recover persons from the water for vessels under Regulation III/17-1 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended. This Notice extends the application to yachts to which SOLAS Chapter III does not apply and clarifies the mechanism by which the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) has applied the requirements to vessels covered by the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

MN-2-011-49 Yacht "Mini-ISM" NEW 08/2016
  This Notice establishes the minimum requirements for the compliance verification, review, and evaluation of a simplified International Safety Management System (“Mini-ISM”) for certain yachts. It also clarifies the responsibilities for the annual review of the “Mini-ISM” of a yacht.

MN-2-011-50 Use and Maintenance of Non-Steel Wires/Falls on Yachts for Lifeboat/Rescue Boat/Life Raft Davits NEW 09/2016
  This Notice establishes the procedure for the replacement of corrosion and rotation resistant steel ropes with fibre ropes.

MN-2-011-51 International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) UPDATED 03/2017
  Revised as of Mar/2017 to reflect edits to Purpose section, added footnote 2.3, updated footnote 5.1.3, added footnote 5.4, edit to footnote 5.8, and minor edit to Appendix section .1 LNG - Properties.

This Notice details the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator’s (the “Administrator”) requirements for operating ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels.

MN-2-011-52 International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) UPDATED 03/2017
  Revised as of Mar/2017 to reflect edits to Reference section (i), edits to Purpose section, edits to Definition section footer, edits to section 2.1.3 footer, edits to section 2.8.1 & 2.9.1.

This Notice provides the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator’s (the “Administrator”) policies for the implementation of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar waters (Polar Code or the “Code”), which enters into force on 01 January 2017.

MN-2-013-1 Oil Discharge Monitoring and Control Systems (ODMCS) Failures - Manual Means of Monitoring and Procedures for Discharge UPDATED 03/2016
  Revised as of 3/16 to reflect edits to Reference section (b)(d), edits to Purpose section, edits to sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1 & 2.1.1

MN-2-013-3 Oil Filtering Equipment and Control of Operational Discharge of Oil UPDATED 03/2017
  Revised as of Mar/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e), edits to Purpose & Background sections, addition of section 1.6 and renumbered, edits to section 2.0 & renumbered section 3.2.

MN-2-013-4 Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) Approval for Republic of the Marshall Islands Ships UPDATED 02/2017
  Revised as of Feb/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d), edits to Purpose section, edited and renumbered Requirements sections 1.0 & 2.0.

Revised as of 5/14 to reflect the merger of DNV and GL in section 5.0.

MN-2-013-8 Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships UPDATED 01/2017
  Revised as of Jan/2017 to reflect that this Notice supersedes Rev. 6/14 and reflects a change in policy in that reports of non-compliant bunkers are to be forwarded to the RMI Maritime Administrator’s Technical Service Area, rather than Investigations.

Revised as of 6/14 to reflect the updating of the references, incorporation of amendments set forth in the new reference (c), Resolution MEPC.251(66) – Amendments to the Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Annex VI) and the NOX Technical Code, adopted on 4 April 2014, and the addition of paragraph 8.3 under Equivalents.

MN-2-013-9 Vessel Response Plans and Salvage and Marine Firefighting Capability Requirements for Tank Vessels Operating in U.S. Waters UPDATED 08/2016
  Revised as of Aug/2016 to reflect edits to Reference section, Purpose section, Background section, added Definitions section, edits to Applicability section, major edits to Requirements sections, edits to sections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 & 8.0.

MN-2-013-10 Implementation of MARPOL Annex I Chapter 8 – Prevention of Pollution During Transfer of Oil Cargo Between Oil Tankers at Sea UPDATED 11/2014
  Revised as of 11/14 to reflect the deletion of references to various Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) resolutions that have been fully incorporated into MARPOL 2011, the updating of footnote 2 identifying a more recent best practices guideline, and the addition of new sections 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 providing verification responsibility and a timeframe by which updated guidance must be incorporated into a plan, with the rest renumbered.

Revised as of 7/14 to reflect the deletion of footnote 3 regarding the STS plan in section 1.2.

Revised as of 5/14 to reflect the addition of CRS and IRS and the merger of DNV and GL in section 3.1.

MN-2-013-11 Requirements for MARPOL Surveys for All Yachts UPDATED 04/2017
  Revised as of 4/17 to reflect change of Regs4Ships Ltd. to NautX in section 2.4.

Revised as of 3/16 to add MRMC to section 2.4.

Revised as of 5/15 to reflect the addition of new section 1.8 on Tier III requirements and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

Revised as of 5/14 to reflect the merger of DNV and GL in section 2.2.

MN-2-013-12 Regulations on Energy Efficiency for Ships UPDATED 06/2014
  Revised as of 6/14 to reflect the updating of the references and the incorporation of amendments set forth in the new reference (c), Resolution MEPC.251(66) – Amendments to the Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Annex VI) and the NOX Technical Code, adopted on 4 April 2014.

MN-2-014-1 Ballast Water Management UPDATED 11/2017
  Revised as of Nov/2017 to reflect edits to Reference (k), edits to Purpose section, minor edits to Applicability and Requirements sections, minor edits to sections 9.1, 10.0, & 10.1.

Revised as of Aug/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)(k)(l), edits to Purpose section, edits to Applicability section, edits to sections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, & the addition of Appendix I.

MN-2-014-2 Reports Alleging Inadequate MARPOL Port Reception Facilities and Report Forms UPDATED 05/2016
  Revised as of May/2016 to reflect edits to Reference (a), edits to Purpose section, minor edits to section 3.1, edits to sections 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3, and edits to Footer 1.

Revised as of 2/16 to reflect edits to References (b)(c)(d)(e), edits to Purpose section, Background section, Applicability section, edits to sections 1.4 and 1.5, minor edit to section 2.1, edits to sections 2.2, 3.2 & 3.3, added sections 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3

MN-2-015-1 Intact Stability Damage Stability and Strength Vessels UPDATED 08/2016
  Revised as of Aug/2016 to reflect edits to Reference sections (h)(i)(j)(k)(l)(m)(n), edits to Purpose section, edits to section 1.1 & 1.2, renumbered sections 2.1 & 3.1, added sections 3.2.5 & 3.2.6, and edits to section 8.0.

Revised as of 2/16 to reflect edits to Reference sections (d)(e)(k)(l)(m), edits to Purpose section, edits to Applicability section, edits to Definitions section, minor edits to section 1.1, edits to section 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2. & 2.2.1, minor edit to sections 2.2.2 & 2.2.3, edits to section 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.3 & 2.4, minor edit to sections 3.1 & 3.2, edits to sections 4.2, 4.3 & 5.1, minor edits to sections 6.1, 6.2, 7.0 & 8.0, edits to sections 9.0 & 9.1.

MN-2-015-2 Procedures for Obtaining Multiple Load Line Assignment UPDATED 04/2016
  Revised as of Apr/2016 to reflect minor edits to Reference sections (a)(b), edits to Purpose section, edits to sections 3.2.3 & 3.5.2.

MN-2-023-1 Proof Of Liability Insurance NEW 12/2016
  This Notice provides the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) requirements with respect to proof of liability insurance under §2.23.2 of the RMI Maritime Regulations (MI-108).

It is specifically intended to clarify the provisions that govern publicly traded insurers (§2.23.2.a.3), Protection and Indemnity (P & I) Clubs that are not members of the International Group of P& I Clubs (§2.23.a.4), third party liability and hull and machinery insurance issued by an underwriter(§2.23.2b), and self-insurance (§2.23.2c).

MN-4-033-1 Inmarsat Services under the Point of Service Activation (PSA) Concept UPDATED 04/2017
  Revised as of Apr/2017 to reflect the addition of Point of Service Activation (PSA) 3057 and corrected contact information for PSA 3000 in section 5.0

Revised as of May/2016 to reflect the addition of Point Service Activations (PSA) 1500 in section 5.0.

Revised as of Apr/2016 to reflect the updating of Point of Service Activations (PSA) 3134 in section 5.0.

Revised as of 5/15 to reflect the updating of Point of Service Activation (PSA) 3050 in section 5.0.

Revised as of 2/15 to reflect the updating of PSA 3139 in section 5.0.

Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the deletion of PSA 3022 and the updating of PSAs 3008 and 1070 in section 5.0.

Revised as of 10/14 to reflect the additions to the list of authorized PSAs and updated contact information in section 5.0.

MN-4-033-2 Required Documents for Ship Radio Stations UPDATED 10/2016
  Updated as of Oct/2016 to correct typo in Reference (a).

Revised as of Aug/2016 to reflect the addition of Reference section, edits to Purpose, minor edits to Applicability section, edits to Requirements sections 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0 & 4.0.

MN-4-033-3 Renewal of Ship Radio Station Licenses UPDATED 06/2016
  Revised as of Jun/2016 to reflect edits to Purpose section, Applicability section, & Requirements, section 1.0.

MN-4-033-4 Radio Message Accounting Procedures and Accounting Authorities UPDATED 11/2016
  Revised as of Nov/2016 to reflect addition of US11 in Annex I.

Revised as of Apr/2016 to reflect updating of contact information for DK01 in the list of Accounting Authorities in Annex 1.

Revised as of 5/15 to reflect a revision to the text in section 4.0 and the updating of CY03 in the list of Accounting Authorities in Annex 1.

Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the addition of GB40 and the updating of the contact information for GB23, GR05 and NL01 in the list of Accounting Authorities in Annex 1.

Revised as of 10/14 to reflect the updating of the contact information in the list of Accounting Authorities.

MN-4-033-5 Frequency Identification Numbers Testing and Disposition of Satellite EPIRBs UPDATED 12/2014
  Revised as of 12/14 to reflect the updating of COSPAS-SARSAT Guidelines on 406 MHz Beacon Coding, Registration and Type Approval as referenced to include the website address where the latest issue may be found and the addition of new section 5.0 on the issues particular to the disposition of EPIRBs.

MN-4-033-6 Approved Global Positioning Satellite System Equipment UPDATED 04/2016
  Revised as of Apr/2016 to reflect edits to Reference section, edits to Purpose section, minor edits to section 1.0, and edits to section 2.0, 2.1, 2.1.1, & 3.0.

MN-4-033-7 GMDSS Radio Logbooks UPDATED 06/2016
  Revised as of Jun/2016 to reflect addition of References (a)(b)(c), edits to Purpose section, edits to section 1.1, 2.0, edited and renumbered section 2.1, edited and renumbered section 2.2, edit to section 2.3.3, added section 2.4, minor edit to section 3.1, edit to section 3.2, removed section 3.3, & edits to Appendix A, sections (A)(B)(C).

MN-5-034-1 Safety Inspection Program UPDATED 06/2015
  Revised as of 6/15 to reflect the removal of the annexed inspection forms, the addition of hyperlinks to referenced documents throughout and the addition of Annex II on sources for publications listed in the Operational Safety Inspection Supplement (MSD 252SUPP).

MN-5-034-2 Alternate Safety Inspection Program UPDATED 06/2015
  Revised as of 6/15 to reflect the updating of the References section and the addition of hyperlinks to referenced documents throughout.

MN-5-034-4 Compulsory Special Safety Inspections for Ships Arriving in the United States that May be Due for a Port State Control Examination or a Tank Vessel Certificate of Compliance Examination NEW 10/2014
  The purpose of this Notice is to announce additional evaluation and inspection requirements for vessels calling in United States (US) ports that may be due for a port State control (PSC) examination or a tank vessel Certificate of Compliance (CoC) examination.

MN-5-034-5 Measures to Improve Compliance of RMI Vessels in United States Ports UPDATED 08/2017
  Revised as of Aug/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d), edits to Purpose section, edits to Background section, edits to section 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, and removed Appendix I.

Updated as of 1/16 to reflect minor edits to section 1.2, minor edits to Critical Items Checklist.

Minor correction made to section 3.1 by removal of deficiency codes 15, 16, 40 and 50.

MN-7-038-1 Periodically Unattended Machinery Spaces (PUMS); Requirements for Safety of Operation and Reduced Manning UPDATED 05/2014
  Revised as of 5/14 to reflect the merger of DNV and GL and the addition of CRS and IRS in section 1.4.

MN-7-038-2 Minimum Safe Manning Requirements for Vessels UPDATED 10/2017
  Revised as of Oct/2017 to reflect edits to Purpose section, edits to section 1.1.2, and edits to the table in Appendix B, section B.1.3.

Updated as of Jul/2017 to reflect edit to section A.2.9 PYLCs, Table 20 - Gross Tonnage (500 to 3000GT).

Revised as of Jul/2017 to reflect edits to section A.2.7, Commercial Yachts – Deck Department, section A.2.8, Commercial Yachts – Engine Department, and section A.2.9, PYLCs.

Revised as of May/2017 to reflect edits to section A.2.5.1, Dual Certification.

Revised as of Feb/2017 to reflect edits to Purpose section, minor edits to sections 1.9.1, 2.0, 3.3.2 & 4.1.1, minor edits to Appendix A, section A.1.1, renumbered section A.2.2, edits to section A.2.8 Table 19, renumbered section A.2.10, minor edits to sections A.2.11 & A.2.13, minor edit to Appendix B, sections B.1.1 & B.1.3.

Updated as of Jul/2016 to reflect minor edits to section A.2.12 YETs & Table 19 Engine Department.

Revised as of 10/15 to include the addition of manning levels for passenger yachts (PAXYs), private yachts limited charter (PYLCs), and yachts engaged in trade (YETs)

Revised as of 3/15 to reflect the alignment of the requirements with verbiage from the most recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) publications, the delineation of mandatory from procedural provisions, the deletion of sample Minimum Safe Manning Certificates (MSMCs) and application forms from the Annexes and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

Revised of as 7/14 to reflect the updating of the note regarding cooks on the forms contained at Annex, as well as the consolidation and renaming of Schedule DPSEMI (MI-282DPSEMI) and Schedule DPV (MI-282MOUDPV) into Schedule DP (MI-282DP).

MN-7-038-3 Minimum Safe Manning Requirements for Fishing Vessels UPDATED 06/2014
  Revised as of 6/14 to reflect the updating of reference (b) from MN-7-047-1 to MI-118, the revised version of which incorporated the information contained in MN-7-047-1.

MN-7-038-4 Principles of Watchkeeping UPDATED 10/2017
  Revised as of Oct/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g), edits to Purpose section, edits to sections 1.1.1, 1.3.2, 2.2.2, and minor edits to section 4.0.

MN-7-041-1 Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships - Safety Precautions UPDATED 11/2017
  Revised as of Nov/2017 to reflect the addition of Reference (e) and renumbering of Reference section, the addition of section 1.4.6 and renumbering of section 1.4, minor edits to section 3.2, edits to section 3.4, minor edit to section 3.5 and renumbering of section 3.0.

Revised as of Feb/2017 to reflect addition of Reference (e), removal of Reference (j), and renumbering of Reference section, edits to Purpose section, edits to Applicability section, edits to sections 3.4 & 3.5, and minor edit to section 6.0.

Revised as of 2/16 to reflect removal of Supersedes section, edits to Purpose section, renumbered sections 3.2 - 3.6, edits to sections 3.3 & 3.6.

Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the incorporation of requirements for enclosed space entry and rescue drills under Chapter III/Regulation 19.3 of the International Convention for the Safety at Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended. It further reflects the requirement on the carriage of instruments for measuring the atmosphere in enclosed spaces pursuant to new SOLAS Chapter XI-I/Regulation 7.

MN-7-041-3 Pilot Transfer Arrangements UPDATED 04/2017
  Revised as of Apr/2017 to reflect edit to Reference (d), edit to section 2.1.

Revised as of Aug/2016 to reflect minor edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f), edits to Purpose section, edits to sections 1.1 & 1.2, minor edits to sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 & 3.2.

Revised as of 5/15 to reflect the updating of the references and clarification of the requirements for pilot transfer arrangements, the application dates for compliance and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

MN-7-041-6 Nautical Chart and Publication Carriage and Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) Requirements UPDATED 12/2016
  Revised as of Dec/2016 to reflect edits to Purpose section, edits to section 2.6, added section 2.7 & 2.8, edits to sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3, removed section 4.3.3, & added section 4.4.

Revised as of 1/16 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j), edits to Purpose section, Applicablity section, edits to Section 1.1, added Sections 1.2, 2.0, edits to Section 2.1, 2.2, added Sections 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, edits to Section 3.1, added Section 3.2, edits to Sections 4.1, 4.2, removed Sections 4.3, 4.4, edits to Section 5.1, minor edit to Section 5.2, edits to Sections 5.3, 5.4, 5.4.1, and 5.4.2, removed Section 5.4.3.

Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the updating of section 5.0, Nautical Publications, with revised electronic backup requirements in section 5.4.2.

Revised as of 3/14 to reflect the replacement of “should” with “shall” throughout and the breaking out of section 2.0 into new sections on the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS): section 3.0 on ECDIS Requirements and section 4.0 on ECDIS Training with Nautical Publications renumbered as 5.0.

Revised as of 1/14 to reflect the updating of reference (f), Marshall Islands Technical Circular 1, to Rev. 2 as a result of adding new section 4.0 on Recognized Independent Testing Laboratories.

MN-7-041-7 Alternative Methods for LIfeboat Drills on Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs) NEW 12/2016
  This Notice provides the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator’) requirements for accepting alternative methods of conducting lifeboat drills on Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs). In doing so, it also establishes criteria for the application of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Circular MSC.1/Circ.1486 and its provisions.

MN-7-043-1 Means of Ship Embarkation/Disembarkation UPDATED 05/2015
  Revised as of 5/15 to reflect the updating of the references and sections 1.1, 2.3 and 5.1 and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

MN-7-044-1 Accommodations Recreational Facilities Food Catering and Water UPDATED 06/2016
  Updated as of Jun/2016 to reflect edits to references in section 1.7.

Revised as of May/2016 to reflect edits to Reference sections (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)(k)(l)(m), edits to Purpose section, edits to Applicability section, added Background section, renumbered section 1.0, added sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, & 1.4, edits to sections 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 & 1.9, edits to section 2.4, edits to section 15.8.3.1.2(a)(b)(c) & edits to section 15.8.3.3.

Revised as of 5/14 to reflect clarification of the requirements related to water supplies with the removal of the term “potable.”

MN-7-046-1 Articles of Agreement between the Master and Seafarers in the Merchant Service of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Shipping Articles) UPDATED 10/2017
  Revised as of Oct/2017 to reflect edits to References (a)(b)(c)(d), edits to Purpose section, and edits to section 3.0(13).

Revised as of 7/15 to reflect the updating of section 5.2 due to the revocation of RMI Marine Notice 1-000-2 and the hyperlinking of referenced documents where possible.

MN-7-047-2 Approval of Maritime Training Centers Courses and Programs UPDATED 01/2015
  Revised as of 1/15 to reflect the removal of the duplicate MI-118 entry in the References section and the updating of the Marine Notice format and first page footnote.

Revised as of 6/14 to reflect the updating of reference (c) from MN-7-047-1 to MI-118, the revised version of which incorporated the information contained in MN-7-047-1.

Revised as of 5/14 to reflect the updating of the ISO standard in section 2.2.8 and the merger of DNV and GL in section 2.4.

MN-7-052-2 Maximum Period of Shipboard Service for Seafarers Under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) NEW 10/2016
  The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator’) is issuing this Notice to articulate its requirements and policies regarding:

a) the maximum time a seafarer may be required to serve on board a vessel before gaining the right to be repatriated;
b) the right to annual leave and repatriation; and
c) the maximum amount of time a seafarer may serve before taking annual leave

MN-7-052-3 Liability Insurance for Seafarer Abandonment Death and Long-Term Disability UPDATED 02/2017
  Revised as of Feb/2017 to reflect edits to Purpose and Applicability sections, and edits to sections 2.1, 3.2 & 4.1.

This Notice provides the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) requirements with respect to the 2014 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).



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