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NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) 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 entered into force on 14 April 2015.

WRLC validity may be verified on the Vessel Documentation Verification page.

Please see Marine Notice (MN) 2-011-45 for more information.
 

RMI REGISTERED SHIPS

Each RMI registered ship of 300 gross tons and above shall be issued a Certificate of Insurance or Other Financial Security in Respect of Liability for the Removal of Wrecks (WRLC) attesting that insurance or other financial security issued in the name of the registered owner is in force in accordance with the provisions of the Convention. Such ship, in accordance with Article 12 paragraph 11 of the Convention, shall be restricted in its operation unless a WRLC has been issued to it and is carried on board the ship at all times.

A WRLC shall be issued by the RMI Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”), or an official who is authorized to act for and on behalf of the Administrator, upon receipt and approval of proof of insurance or other financial security submitted by, or on behalf of, the registered owner.
 

NON-STATE PARTY SHIPS

With respect to a ship not registered in the RMI but in a non-State Party to the Convention, the Administrator may, upon request from the registered owner or operator of the ship, issue a WRLC to it to certify proof of liability insurance or other financial security is in force in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.

To obtain a WRLC from the Administrator, please complete the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 Non-State Party Vessel Application Form. As you navigate the form, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

.1     proof of protection and indemnity cover in force in the form of a “cover note” or similar confirmation sometimes referred to as a “Blue Card,” which verifies that insurance coverage, including wreck removal coverage, is currently in full force and effect for the ship which must be issued by a member Club of the International Group of P&I Clubs;

.2     a copy of a valid ship Certificate of Registry.

This form allows for the submission of multiple vessel applications and may be expedited by the Administrator.

If you are unable to complete the application online, a fillable MI-239non-RMI must be completed electronically, saved, and sent with the following information to WRLC@register-iri.com.

.1     proof of protection and indemnity cover in force in the form of a “cover note” or similar confirmation sometimes referred to as a “Blue Card,” which verifies that insurance coverage, including wreck removal coverage, is currently in full force and effect for the ship which must be issued by a member Club of the International Group of P&I Clubs;

.2     a copy of a valid ship Certificate of Registry.

To fill out and save the completed application, Adobe Reader XI or higher is required. You can download the most recent version of Adobe Reader here. Please note, the Administrator will not accept MI-239non-RMI applications that are completed manually, scanned, and returned as a photographed copy.

Once the application has been accepted, an invoice and payment instructions will be sent to the requesting entity's email address as provided on the application.

The following fees shall apply:

.1  per each order of 4 or fewer non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel                        US$500  

.2  per groups of 5-10 non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel                                       US$300  

.3  per groups of 11-100 non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel                                   US$250  

.4  per groups of 101 or more non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel                           US$200

Upon confirmation of payment, the WRLC will be emailed as a signed electronic document from the central office of the  Administrator to the address provided in the MI-239non-RMI.

APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 Non-State Party Vessel Application Form

MI-239non-RMI - Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 Non-State Party Vessel Application Form

MN 2-011-45 - Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 Certification Requirements
 

CONTACT

Inquiries should be directed to WRLC@register-iri.com.

 

 

 



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