Launch of Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006). The aim of the campagin is to verify that the minimum standards for working and living conditions have been implemented on board.

This inspection campaign will be held for a period of three months, commencing from 1st of September and ending 30th of November 2016.

The ship’s procedures and measures that are in place with respect to MLC 2006 will be checked in detail for compliance with the requirements during a regular Port State Control inspection.

Port State Control Officers will use a list of 12 selected questions to ensure that the required certificates and documentation are present, in particular those related to the seafarers on board. Additionally there are questions aimed at verification of records of the inspections of the accommodation, food and catering, and whether a safety committee has been established.


International Marine Contractors Association releases a new Ver. 3 of the M 189 inspection form.

The long awaited version 3 of IMCA M 189 – Common Marine Inspection Document for Small Workboats (MISW) has now been released and is available on the e-CMID Database.

The key changes for this inspection document incorporate the introduction of supplements for five specific vessel types or functions such as DP, Towing, Diving, Anchor Handling and Barges and the inclusion of the health, safety and environment (HSE) question set from the CMID Ver. 9 as well as numerous other corrections and amendments suggested by the e-CMID user community.


This month has seen the launch by the International Marine Contractors Association of the CMID Vessel Inspector Accreditation Scheme.

The intention of this scheme is to offer IMCA members a list of inspectors accredited to carry out CMID and MISW inspections on board their vessels.

The accreditation ensures that inspectors are assessed in respect of their qualifications and experience.

Mr. Johan Bager from marine-surveyors.eu is one of only two CMID inspectors who has obtained accreditation so far.

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Lloyds Register has published their list of future IMO Legislation.

Publication provides an overview of the known amendments to statutory regulations and codes that will enter into force on or after 01. January 2015 as well as major topics under discussion (up to MSC 94 in November 2014).

The document can be found here: Future IMO legislation



The Danish Maritime Authority informs that the Wreck Removal Convention will enter into force 14. April 2015.

All foreign flagged ships > 300 GT calling Danish ports or offshore installations shall be required to maintain insurance or other financial security, such as a guarantee of a bank or similar institution, to cover liability under this Convention. A Certificate attesting this shall be present on board.

Although foreign flagged vessels < 300 GT are not strictly required to maintain insurance or certificate this does not exclude the owner of liability of costs for removal of wrecks. We therefore highly recommend that vessels > 20 GT maintain wreck removal insurance, as applicable for Danish flagged vessels.

Message from Danish Maritime Authority

Wreck Removal Convention full text

We can assist owners with obtaining insurance certificates. Please contact us for further information.


Malta ship register becomes the sixth largest worldwide and remains the largest European register.

As at end of December 2014, the registered gross tonnage under the Merchant Shipping Act was 57.9 million gross tons with over 2,500 merchant vessels fly the Maltese flag

According to the latest official statistics, Malta has now become the 6th largest Ship Register worldwide whilst further consolidating its position as the largest Register in Europe. In 2013, Malta ranked in the seventh place.

In fact, as at end of the year, the Maltese Register of Shipping registered an increase of almost 6.5 million gross tonnage representing a growth rate of 12.5% over the previous year, which had also reported record figures.

Malta’s long tradition and revival as a maritime services provider has led to the establishment of the Maltese flag as a reputable flag of choice and quality through the open Maltese register for ships, bare boat charters and mortgages.

marine-surveyors.eu can handle all aspects of ship registration in Malta. Please contact us for further details.