Class and Statutory News
Marshall Islands - Australian maritime safety authority position on the International oil pollution prevention certificate
Jun. 21 2017
Copy of this MSA to be placed on board when calling Australian ports
Convention : GENERAL
Flag : Marshall Islands
Ship type : ALL TYPES
Though Australia will not de-harmonize International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) Certificates from the Harmonized System for Survey and Certification (HSSC), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has announced that it will accept foreign-flagged ships, arriving in Australia, with de-harmonized IOPP and HSSC Certificates, provided the vessel’s flag Administration has allowed the de-harmonization .
This Marine Safety Advisory (MSA) confirms the position of the RMI that its Administrator allows such de-harmonization, if elected by the ship owners or operators.
For any ship that has de-harmonized the IOPP Certificate, the Administrator encourages owners and operators to place a copy of this MSA on board when calling at Australian ports.
The Marine Safety Advisory is attached below for further information