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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...

Mumbai Office Hosts Nautical Inspector Seminar

Nautical inspectors from across the Indian sub-continent attended the Nautical Inspectors’ Seminar in Mumbai on 18 October 2019..  The seminar provided inspectors with an opportunity to receive updates on the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Continue reading...

Classification Society Consultative Committee Meeting Focuses on Collaboration

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry’s annual Classification Society Consultative Committee (CSCC) meeting was held on Wednesday, 9 October in Herndon, Virginia. Recognized Organizations (ROs) from all over the world were Continue reading...

Global Nautical Inspector Seminar Held in Fort Lauderdale

Nautical inspectors from seven countries attended a three-day seminar with the theme “Perspectives” at International Registries Inc.’s (IRI’s) Fort Lauderdale, Florida office on 18-20 June. The seminar provided technical training, operations updates, Continue reading...

MaryAnne Adams Elected Chair of IMO’s CCC Sub-Committee

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargo and Containers (CCC) has a new chair. MaryAnne Adams, Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has been elected to Continue reading...

RMI Establishes Worldwide Gas Team

The RMI Registry, the second largest registry in the world and the largest registry of gas carriers, has established a Worldwide Gas Team (the “Team”) comprised of experts in the design, technical management, inspection, and commercial operation Continue reading...

Gas Fueled Training Course Approved by the Republic of the Marshall Islands

The implementation of MARPOL Annex VI regulations reducing the global cap on sulphur emissions from ships creates a new set of challenges for shipowners.  Beginning 01 January 2020, the sulphur content of marine fuels will be reduced to 0.50% when Continue reading...

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Aims to Resolve Safety Concerns

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on the implementation of the 2020 global fuel oil sulphur standard. The co-sponsored submission is intended Continue reading...

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