Paris MoU publishes performance list for 2018, 1 flag added to White List

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The Paris MoU Committee approved the 2018 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will apply from 1 July 2019. The list is based on the total number of inspections and detentions over a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in that period.

Namely, the ‘White, Grey and Black (WGB) List’ presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that are considered high or very high...

Nepal moves forward with creation of a national shipping line

Landlocked Nepal is boosting its plans to create a national shipping line. Prime minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli opened the Nepal Ship Office in Ekantakuna just to the south of the capital, Katmandu, near the banks of the 600 km-long Bagmati river.

Nepal’s Prime Minister has been trying for many years to achieve the creation of a national shipping line.



In addition, Oli aspires to purchase vessels for riverine trade through the rocky parts of the country,...

Liberian Registry: Flags should invest more in technology

As shipping rapidly adopts digitalization with electronic record-keeping and data exchange, flag administrations must increase their ability to provide relevant information to shipowners and managers in a timely and convenient way, the Liberian Registry claims.

Currently, Liberia has established a system to support the exchange of data between the Liberian Registry, recognized organizations (ROs), shipowners and managers.



The data exchange system aims to...

France, Portugal, Spain, Germany to receive Aquarius vessel migrants

France, Portugal, Spain and Germany agreed to take in migrants from the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius sailing off the coast of Malta, France said, after Italy refused to let the vessel dock.

Portugal will take 10 of the 58 migrants on board as part of a response of solidarity to the flow of migrants seeking to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.

According to Malta, a patrol boat will transfer the migrants in international waters and then to the island, from where they will be sent to the...

Panama unflags last migrant rescue ship in central Mediterranean

The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of the search and rescue ship ‘Aquarius 2’, the one remaining charity rescue vessel still operating in the central Mediterranean Sea. This means that there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan coast in the near future, unless the vessel can find a new flag to sail under.

The vessel is currently underway with 58 survivors onboard, but the decision by the Panama Authority (PMA) means that once the ship comes into port it will be...

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