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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Anti-fouling escapade leaves $79m superyacht partially sunk

Photo by Triangle News
Photo by Triangle News

A luxury superyacht owned by a Saudi Prince has dramatically capsized and partially sunk while it was docked at a repair yard in Perama, Greece. The yacht, Nourah of Riyad, owned by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud, was being lifted out of the water for repairs when it capsized.

The $79m USD yacht has 11 cabins for up to 22 guests and a crew of 18, a master suite, a VIP stateroom, a jacuzzi on deck and a cinema on board. There was no marine pollution as a result of the incident according to Greek City Times. The yacht turned at a 45-degree angle, becoming partially submerged in the water. The unfortunate and expensive accident happened as the vessel was undergoing anti-fouling Continue reading “Anti-fouling escapade leaves $79m superyacht partially sunk”

IMO Tier III certification for a megayacht achieved by the first Italian shipyard; CRN

IMO Tier III certification for a CRN
IMO Tier III certification for a CRN

CRN, part of Ferretti Group, is the first shipyard in Italy to receive IMO Tier III certification for the CRN M/Y 137, a soon-to-be-delivered fully custom steel and aluminium 62-metre megayacht. This success is a well-earned reward for an industrial strategy firmly centred on environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

IMO Tier III is the International Maritime Organisation standard that enshrines the naval industry‚Äôs commitment to safeguarding the environment; CRN has attained certification right from its first pleasure vessel to be delivered in early 2020. Continue reading “IMO Tier III certification for a megayacht achieved by the first Italian shipyard; CRN”

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