Flag state adopts PMSC ISO

Flag joins many shipping companies in preferring accredited security providers.

Marshall Islands first to adopt new standards for PMSCs

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has informed those companies with vessels under its flag that “effective 1 January 2016, companies shall engage only those PMSCs that are certified to the new ISO 28007-1:2015 standard by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) authorised certification body”.

The Marshall Islands, the world’s third largest registry with a fleet of over 3640 ships, is the first flag to implement the new rules following revised interim recommendations published in June’s Maritime Safety Committee circular MSC.1/Circ.1406/Rev.

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Source: hellenicshippingnews.com

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