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IMO Circular Letter No.4204/Add.19 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Jul. 24 2020

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

Please find attached for information the IMO Circular letter No.4204/Add.19/Rev.2 dated 22nd 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 and prevail.