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Carriage Requirements of Publications On Board Ships By The Marshall Islands Flag State Authority

 

According to RMI Marine Notice No. 1-000-3 it states the required publications to be carried on board a vessel in accordance with IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 and the Marshall Islands flag state authority administration. RMI Marine Notice No. 1-000-3 applies to all commercial vessels and yachts who are registered with the Republic of the Marshall Islands registry. The purpose of this article is to inform vessel owners and operators, port state control officers, shipping companies, and ISM auditors of the requirements on carriage of publications.  

Required Publications

Publication Name

Mandatory By

Applicable Vessels

Comments

SOLAS (Consolidated Edition, 2014)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

MARPOL (Consolidated Edition, 2017)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

Load Lines (2005 Edition)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

COLREG (Consolidated Edition 2003)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

STCW (2017 Edition)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

IBC Code (2016 Edition)

IBC, paragraph 16.2.1

Chemical Tankers

Built after 1 July 1986

BCH Code (2008 Edition)

BCH, paragraph 5.2.1

Chemical Tankers

 Built before 1 July 1986

IGC Code (1993 Edition)

IGC, paragraph 18.1.3

Gas Carriers

 Built 1 July 1986 through 30 June 2016

IGC Code (2016 Edition)

IGC, paragraph 18.1.2

Gas Carriers

 Built on or after 1 July 2016

IGF Code

IGF, paragraph 18.2.1

Gas-fueled ships

Built on or after 1 January 2017

IMDG Code (2018 Edition) and IMDG Code Supplement (2018 Edition)

SOLAS VII

All Ships

Carrying Dangerous Goods in Package Form or Bulk

IMSBC Code and Supplement (2018 Edition)

SOLAS VI/1.1

All Ships

Carrying Solid Bulk Cargoes

Code of Safe Practices for Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2012 Edition)

RMI Administrator

Cargo Ships (as applicable)

International Code of Signals¹ (2005 Edition)

SOLAS V/21.1

All Ships

IAMSAR Manual Volume III – Mobile Facilities (2019 Edition)¹

SOLAS V/21.2

All Ships

ICS International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (5th Edition)

RMI Administrator

Oil Tankers

ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) (4th Edition)

RMI Administrator

Chemical Tankers

ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas) (3rd Edition)

RMI Administrator

LNGs

Nautical Charts & Publications²

SOLAS V/19.2.1 & V/27

All Ships

See also RMI Marine Notice 7-041-6

Publications required by ISM Code

ISM Code, paragraphs 1.2.3 and 11.3

All Ships

Required publications are those specifically mentioned to be carried by the ship’s SMS manual and the RMI Maritime Regulations

 

All publications on board vessels, in any of format, should be the most current edition or updated with the latest corrections. Unless stated otherwise, official digital publications are permitted. It is recommended however mariners consult with their respective flag state authority regularly on the use of digitized publications and their acceptance.

¹ Emergency use copies of these publications must always be readily available in physical, paper editions.

² Nautical Charts & Publications

  1. Adequate charts for the intended voyage – up to date
  2. Chart catalog – up to date
  3. Admiralty Sailing Directions / NGA Sailing Directions
  4. Admiralty List of Lights / NGA List of Lights
  5. Notices to Mariners
  6. Admiralty Tide Tables / NOAA Tide Tables
  7. Mariners Handbook
  8. Nautical Almanac
  9. Navigational Tables
  10. Admiralty List Of Radio Signals Volumes I to VI Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) / NGA Radio Aids
  11. Tidal stream atlases
  12. Ocean Passages for the World

 

 

Disclaimer: American Nautical Services, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and contents of this article.The information in this article has been provided for informational purposes only. Mariners should consult with their respective flag state authority, company administration, and safety management system (SMS) to ensure compliance with all current chart and publication carriage requirements on the domestic and international level.

 

According to RMI Marine Notice No. 1-000-3 it states the required publications to be carried on board a vessel in accordance with IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 and the Marshall Islands flag state authority administration. RMI Marine Notice No. 1-000-3 applies to all commercial vessels and yachts who are registered with the Republic of the Marshall Islands registry. The purpose of this article is to inform vessel owners and operators, port state control officers, shipping companies, and ISM auditors of the requirements on carriage of publications.  

Required Publications

Publication Name

Mandatory By

Applicable Vessels

Comments

SOLAS (Consolidated Edition, 2014)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

MARPOL (Consolidated Edition, 2017)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

Load Lines (2005 Edition)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

COLREG (Consolidated Edition 2003)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

STCW (2017 Edition)

RMI Administrator

All Ships

IBC Code (2016 Edition)

IBC, paragraph 16.2.1

Chemical Tankers

Built after 1 July 1986

BCH Code (2008 Edition)

BCH, paragraph 5.2.1

Chemical Tankers

 Built before 1 July 1986

IGC Code (1993 Edition)

IGC, paragraph 18.1.3

Gas Carriers

 Built 1 July 1986 through 30 June 2016

IGC Code (2016 Edition)

IGC, paragraph 18.1.2

Gas Carriers

 Built on or after 1 July 2016

IGF Code

IGF, paragraph 18.2.1

Gas-fueled ships

Built on or after 1 January 2017

IMDG Code (2018 Edition) and IMDG Code Supplement (2018 Edition)

SOLAS VII

All Ships

Carrying Dangerous Goods in Package Form or Bulk

IMSBC Code and Supplement (2018 Edition)

SOLAS VI/1.1

All Ships

Carrying Solid Bulk Cargoes

Code of Safe Practices for Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2012 Edition)

RMI Administrator

Cargo Ships (as applicable)

International Code of Signals¹ (2005 Edition)

SOLAS V/21.1

All Ships

IAMSAR Manual Volume III – Mobile Facilities (2019 Edition)¹

SOLAS V/21.2

All Ships

ICS International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (5th Edition)

RMI Administrator

Oil Tankers

ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) (4th Edition)

RMI Administrator

Chemical Tankers

ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas) (3rd Edition)

RMI Administrator

LNGs

Nautical Charts & Publications²

SOLAS V/19.2.1 & V/27

All Ships

See also RMI Marine Notice 7-041-6

Publications required by ISM Code

ISM Code, paragraphs 1.2.3 and 11.3

All Ships

Required publications are those specifically mentioned to be carried by the ship’s SMS manual and the RMI Maritime Regulations

 

All publications on board vessels, in any of format, should be the most current edition or updated with the latest corrections. Unless stated otherwise, official digital publications are permitted. It is recommended however mariners consult with their respective flag state authority regularly on the use of digitized publications and their acceptance.

¹ Emergency use copies of these publications must always be readily available in physical, paper editions.

² Nautical Charts & Publications

  1. Adequate charts for the intended voyage – up to date
  2. Chart catalog – up to date
  3. Admiralty Sailing Directions / NGA Sailing Directions
  4. Admiralty List of Lights / NGA List of Lights
  5. Notices to Mariners
  6. Admiralty Tide Tables / NOAA Tide Tables
  7. Mariners Handbook
  8. Nautical Almanac
  9. Navigational Tables
  10. Admiralty List Of Radio Signals Volumes I to VI Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) / NGA Radio Aids
  11. Tidal stream atlases
  12. Ocean Passages for the World

 

 

Disclaimer: American Nautical Services, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and contents of this article.The information in this article has been provided for informational purposes only. Mariners should consult with their respective flag state authority, company administration, and safety management system (SMS) to ensure compliance with all current chart and publication carriage requirements on the domestic and international level.