Archive for the ‘Flags’ Category

Liberia opens state-of-the-art maritime training institute

Liberia opens state-of-the-art maritime training institute
Pictured at the opening ceremony, front row, left to right, are Juah Lawson (Chair of the Board of Directors of the Liberian Maritime Administra-tion), Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  (President of Liberia), Abraham Avi Zaidenberg (Managing Director of LMTI), James Kollie (Liberian Maritime Administration Commissioner),...
January 19th, 2018 | Events, Flags, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

Berge Bulk Ship named in honour of the Isle of Man

Berge Bulk Ship named in honour of the Isle of Man
Dick Welsh in front of the Berge Snaefell The latest in a series of ships for the bulk carrier giant, Berge Bulk, has been named after the Isle of Man’s famous mountain, Snaefell. Berge Bulk is one of the Isle of Man Ship Registry’s largest clients. It is one of the world’s leading independent...
January 17th, 2018 | Flags, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Risk Profiling is becoming more important to PSC inspections

Risk Profiling is becoming more important to PSC inspections
Port State Control inspections are increasingly focusing on the risk profile of the ship under inspection with inspectors singling out the performance of the ship manager and the flag state recognised organisation (RO) as major factors to concentrate on. Petros Achtypis, Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus-based...
January 8th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Flags, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

WISTA UK event – dual role of flag states

WISTA UK event – dual role of flag states
l to r: Hetty Pugh, IRI; Sue Terpilowski, WISTA UK President; Elizabeth Bouchard, John Ramage and John Taverner of IRI; Bridget Hogan, WISTA UK Secretary, and Teresa Peacock, WISTA UK Treasurer. Shipowners call on flag States to assist them in the interpretation of rules and regulations and to provide...
December 19th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Flags, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Liberia re-elected to IMO Council

Liberia re-elected to IMO Council
LIBERIA has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a position it has held continuously since 2012. Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority, Dr James Kollie, says, “It is very gratifying to see Liberia reconfirmed in its position as a leading maritime...
December 7th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Palau Registry sails into top spot

Palau Registry sails into top spot
Panos Kirnidis Palau International Ship Registry has become the fastest growing flag in the shipping world with an impressive 43.2% growth in the number of vessels joining the registry since 2013 according to Fairplay magazine. Recording strong growth that puts it well ahead of other expanding registries...
November 23rd, 2017 | Flags | Read More

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry, in co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has succeeded in helping the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which, if left uncontested, could have had serious adverse legal and economic consequences...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipfinance | Read More

Liberia’s electronic oil record book scoops up two more innovation awards

Liberia’s electronic oil record book scoops up two more innovation awards
Pictured from left to right: Mark Laudi, host of the 2017 Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards, Scott Bergeron, CEO, Liberian Registry, and Liz McCarthy, Publisher, Lloyd’s List Intelligence. The innovative electronic oil record book (ε-ORB) produced by LISCR, the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry,...
October 30th, 2017 | Awards, Bunkering, Environment, Flags | Read More

Liberia’s WayPoint takes client interface standards to new levels

Liberia’s WayPoint takes client interface standards to new levels
WayPoint Home with WRC R. Liberia has further strengthened its reputation as the world’s most technologically advanced and sophisticated ship register with a major upgrade of WayPoint, its state-of-the-art web-based client interface system When WayPoint was launched in late-2016, it provided the owners...
October 25th, 2017 | Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security computer-based training programme

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security computer-based training programme
The Liberian Registry has launched a Cyber and Ship Security Computer-Based Training (CBT) programme that provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues, including concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security. Jorgen...
October 17th, 2017 | Flags, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

RMT “SOS 2020” shipping protest in Hull, Saturday 30th September 2017

RMT “SOS 2020” shipping protest in Hull, Saturday 30th September 2017
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT will be holding an event which will promote the aims and objectives of the union’s national SOS 2020 campaign in Hull this Saturday as follows: Saturday 30th September, 10am-4pm outside Hull Maritime Museum, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3DX. A map to the venue is...
September 27th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag

SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag
MV Svenja Hamburg, 25 September 2017 – SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, one of the leading heavy lift carriers worldwide, returning to the German Flag. SAL Heavy Lift is proud to announce that six of its vessels will shortly be flying the German flag. Starting with MV SVENJA on Sept 22nd, MV TRINA, MV ANNE-SOFIE,...
September 25th, 2017 | Flags | Read More

Palau ship registry reaches Panama

Palau ship registry reaches Panama
Panos Kirnidis Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has expanded its global reach into 29 countries with a total of 42 Deputy Registrar offices around the globe. The maritime hub of Panama is one of the PISR offices to deliver state of the art registration services and has now appointed Mrs. Melyssa...
September 13th, 2017 | Flags | Read More

Cyprus extends Electronic Oil Record Book approval

Cyprus extends Electronic Oil Record Book approval
Ioannis Efstratiou, Acting Director, Cyprus DMS CYPRUS EXTENDS ACCEPTANCE OF THE USE OF ELECTRONIC OIL RECORD BOOK Helping shipowners mitigate the risk of costly delays, penalties and fines CYPRUS, September 6, 2017: The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) today announced it has extended...
September 6th, 2017 | Bunkering, Flags, Flags, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, the Red Ensign will be flown ashore to raise awareness of our dependence as an island nation on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers. The Red Ensign has since 1854 been the official flag...
August 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Smart ships need smart registries

Smart ships need smart registries
Panos Kirnidis The shipping world needs to wake up and embrace the philosophy of smart shipping because it is already here and the downturn in the world economy is not going to last forever, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of the Palau International Ship Registry. “The maritime industry knows that...
July 31st, 2017 | Flags | Read More

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli 2016 shows a large increase in the refusal of access (“bans”) within the region: 20 bans compared to 11 in 2015. The detention percentage has also increased from 3.4% to 3.8%. The number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3% compared to 2015. The number of inspections carried...
July 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Flags, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment
Alfonso Castillero The Liberian Maritime Administration has welcomed an agreement reached by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on an implementation schedule for the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which broadly incorporates the terms of an amendment initially proposed...
July 10th, 2017 | Environment, Flags, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 847; the Geopolitics too are getting conspicuously messy. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capers lead today’s fall with nearly 100 points loss and the BCI 2014 now reads 901 – down 96 points – about to break below the...
July 5th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed
MT Ocean Pride washing water “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed...
July 4th, 2017 | Charity, Corruption, Flags, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 50th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2016 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2017. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 20th, 2017 | Flags, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberian Registry wins Maritime Services Award for electronic oil record book

Liberian Registry wins Maritime Services Award for electronic oil record book
Christian Mollitor, vice-president of the Liberian Registry LISCR, the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has won the Lloyd’s List Maritime Services Award 2017 for the innovative electronic oil record book (ε-ORB), which is now accepted for use on board Liberian-flag ships.  The ε-ORB, launched...
June 1st, 2017 | Awards, Bunkering, Environment, Flags, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Liberian Registry cements position as No 1 choice for Greek shipping

Liberian Registry cements position as No 1 choice for Greek shipping
Michalis Pantazopoulos Liberia has confirmed its position as the leading flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, according to statistics produced by the independent research and information organisation Marine Information Services (MIS) in Greece. The MIS figures show that the Greek merchant...
May 19th, 2017 | Flags | Read More

Panama Ship Registry: A Century Promoting Global Trade

Panama Ship Registry: A Century  Promoting Global Trade
The Panama Ship Registry has been promoting global trade for a century and looking forward to a bright future ahead. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim congratulated the Panama Ship Registry on its anniversary.  In his speech, he mentioned among others: “With this in mind, our theme of the year...
April 20th, 2017 | Flags, News | Read More

Admiral Peter Brady is made special envoy to IMO

Admiral Peter Brady is made special envoy to IMO
Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) Director General Rear Admiral Peter Brady has been appointed Jamaica’s Special Envoy to the IMO. Admiral Peter Brady Following his appointment Admiral Brady will lobby for Jamaica’s candidature to Category C of the IMO Council.  Admiral Brady has a wealth of experience...
April 6th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More