MARSHALL ISLANDS - Completing critical items checklist prior to arrival in US ports
Importance of RMI Form MSD 340 "Critical Items Checklists" and of the information reported
Convention : GENERAL
Flag :Marshall Islands
Ship type :ALL TYPES
Following detention of a RMI flagged vessel by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), it appears that the detention was directly attributed to the failure to report or ascertain the status of critical equipment when filling out the MSD 340.
The Administration recommends to Owners, Operators, Masters, Officers, and crew members to take note of the specific requirement for the completion and certification of the MSD 340. Accurate verification of all items set forth on the MSD 340 is extremely important to avoid unsafe conditions onboard RMI vessels and to avoid adverse actions by port State control authorities.
The Marine Safety Advisory is attached below for further information