Tanker Operator The Marshall Islands Registry focuses on enhancing resources
The RMI had its best performance year with the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), 16th consecutive year with the United States Coast Guard’s Qualship 21 program, remained as one of the top performing flags on the Tokyo MoU, and improved its standing with the Australian Maritime Safety Administration (AMSA).
“COVID-19 restrictions have made it difficult to perform onboard inspections and this year will look very different for both port and flag States boarding ships worldwide,” said Brian Poskaitis, Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations for International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates, which provide administrative and technical support to the RMI Maritime and Corporate Registries.
Unable to maintain normal shipboard operations and inspection schedules due to COVID-19 restrictions, and with regulatory and compliance changes, the Administrator looked to proactively enhance resources to maintain its exemplary level of quality and safety. The RMI Registry quickly enacted guidance on remote inspections, virtual closings, and crew safety, while seamlessly transitioning operations between its 28 worldwide offices.
“The Administrator was well-positioned to adapt to these challenges,” said Poskaitis. “Our technical and marine safety experts are spread across the world, and today provide more value to our clients than ever before. In some cases, where superintendents cannot board vessels, flag State inspectors and technical operations teams have served as the eyes and ....