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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

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