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COVID-19 - "Guidance for flag States regarding surveys and renewals of certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic"

Jul. 17 2020

Guiding principles for the provision of technical and implementation advice to flag States when considering whether to permit statutory certificate extension beyond 3 months”

Guiding principles for the provision of technical and implementation advice to flag States when considering whether to permit statutory certificate extension beyond 3 months”

Please find attached the IMO Circular letter No.4204/Add.19/Rev.1 dated 10th July 2020 “Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance for flag states regarding surveys and renewals of certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic”, including the annexed “Guiding principles for the provision of technical and implementation advice to flag States when considering whether to permit statutory certificate extension beyond 3 months”  developed by IACS, for the role of IACS member Classification Societies as ROs acting on behalf of flag States “.

The specific requirements and instructions of Flag States apply.