Marshall Islands Yacht Code set for revision in 2021

Marshall Islands Yacht Code set to be updated for 2021

An initiative to update and amend the Republic of the Marshall Islands Yacht Code is currently in progress with the launch of the new revised edition anticipated for the second half of 2021.

The Marshall Islands Yacht Registry is one of the largest in the world. As of May 31, 2020, it included 595 yachts representing 13% by number of the 4,722 vessels listed. The yachts totalled 183,817 GT, which accounted for just 0.10% of the 175.2m GT of the total flag fleet.

The revision work is taking input from across the Registry’s global specialist teams, as well as external experts. A revised version is Continue reading “Marshall Islands Yacht Code set for revision in 2021”

ECPY clarifies yachting regulations in France

ECPY clarifies yachting regulations in France
ECPY clarifies yachting regulations in France

European Committee for Professional Yachting (ECPY) has clarified the cruising regulations for yachts in France following conflicting reports in the media.

ECPY said it had been in regular contact with the relevant authorities concerning maritime navigation and safety and all ports to remain updated on what yachts can and can’t do as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

It stated that regulations concerning merchant ships applies to yachts, in terms of navigation (orders of the Continue reading “ECPY clarifies yachting regulations in France”

RMI alerts on fire incidents onboard commercial yachts

In 2019, four fire incidents occurred onboard Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) registered yachts that resulted in the total constructive loss of the vessel. As a consequence, RMI has shared key areas of concern and best practices.

Two incidents occurred while the yachts were moored, one happened while the vessel was underway, and one while it was in the shipyard. There were no deaths or injuries as a result of any of these fires.

Areas of concern
Although causes of the incidents are different, the RMI investigation findings highlight three major areas of concern:
1. fire prevention;
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Registered Marine Coatings Inspector standard five year revalidation gets underway

Until the Registered Marine Coatings Inspectors (RMCI) standard was introduced in late 2014, there were no specific qualifications for marine coatings Inspectors – especially in the superyacht, leisure and pleasure vessel sectors. Over that period more than 120 industry professionals have achieved the qualification.

The formal RMCI qualification is a collaboration between the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), in conjunction with the SuperYacht Builders Association (SYBAss) and managed by the Marine Surveying Academy (MSA). The course, the qualification and the certification system were produced in response to the request from these bodies and industry.

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