Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry (RMI) representatives and DNV-GL met earlier this month in Høvik, Norway to discuss ongoing shared quality and safety projects related to DNV-GL’s Fit for Purpose program. Such meetings build stronger working relationships between the organizations, allowing for collaborative problem solving to address client challenges. Eight RMI Registry representatives, from various worldwide offices attended the meetings along with members from several DNV-GL offices.
DNV-GL’s Fit for Purpose program is a combined safety management system (SMS) certification package which leads to the issuance of certificates for International Safety Management (ISM) Code, International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), as well as standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS), including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 5000. The RMI is working with DNV-GL on Fit for Purpose certification audits for RMI flagged vessels.
Discussion topics included DNV-GL’s Remote Survey Program (approved by the RMI Maritime Administrator in December 2018); audits under DNV-GL’s Fit for Purpose program, optimization of management systems and digital solutions in operation of ship and company; the International Maritime Organization Enhanced Survey Program (ESP) Code; and shipboard prototype testing of ballast water management systems.