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Captain Sanjay Maini Interviewed for TradeMaker Magazine

IRI's Captain Sanjay Maini, Country Head, India, was interviewed for the cover story of the November 2021 edition of TradeMaker magazine.  Click here or the image below to read the article. Continue reading...

Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion Joint Industry Project Moves into Phase 2

With decarbonization goals looming, the industry continues to investigate and develop sustainable methods for powering vessels. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator is a participant in the second phase of the Wind Assisted Continue reading...

Bill Gallagher Reflects on 30 Years at IRI

One of the things that you notice first about IRI President Bill Gallagher is his welcoming personality and personal touch. On any day you are just as likely to find Mr. Gallagher discussing marine safety with technical and operations teams as you are Continue reading...

A View from Manila

With a significant number of the world’s seafarers coming from the Philippines, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry’s Manila office stepped in to support owners, operators, and seafarers with crew change challenges, seafarer documentation, Continue reading...

Regulatory Update: IMO Remains Focused on Its Mission

Nicholas Makar, Senior Vice President, Maritime Administration / Regulatory Affairs, International Registries, Inc. The COVID-19 crisis complicated the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) ability to work in person, but international cooperation Continue reading...

Protecting Vessels and Crew in A Fluctuating World – A View from Asia

At the outset of the pandemic, as global travel restrictions prevented seafarers, port workers, and nautical inspectors from transiting borders to board vessels, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry quickly recognized the need for flexibility Continue reading...

Remote Inspections - A Catalyst for Change

Since the first remote vessel inspection was conducted on 25 March, the Registry’s fleet operations team has completed more than 630 remote inspections worldwide. The use of remote inspections has been a resounding success. While it has been possible Continue reading...

IMO Announces Updated Program

Unable to hold physical meetings since March, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council has adopted a priority list for upcoming meetings to resume its work virtually in light of COVID-19 restrictions on key agenda items. The list gives priority Continue reading...

RMI Nominates Tom Heinan to IOPC Funds’ Audit Body

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) nominated IRI’s recently retired Senior Vice President, Maritime Administration, Thomas Heinan to sit on the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds’ Audit Body. The IOPC Fund provides financial Continue reading...

Updates to the Yacht Code Underway

Work is currently underway to update and amend the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Yacht Code (the “Code”). Taking input from across the Registry’s global specialist teams, as well as external experts, a revised version is expected to be Continue reading...

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