Vitaly Klyuyev steps down from his post in the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
RF Transport Minister Yevgeny Ditrikh has signed the resignation notice of Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport. As Vitaly Klyuyev told IAA PortNews, his last working day in the Ministry was 6 July 2018. Vitaly Klyuyev had worked at the Ministry of Transport for over 12 years including about two years heading the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport.
While working in the Ministry, Vitaly Klyuyev played an active role in preparing more than 1,000 regulatory documents focused on decreasing the administrative burden on business and seafarers. Among the key changes were the rebuilding of Russian seaports’ management system, creation of state control system for sea and river ports, radical reform of the system for training and certification of seafarers to make it fully comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers.
Vitaly Klyuyev has done everything needed to minimize the efforts of seafarers on obtaining and extension of their certificates. The certification system has also been simplified for the members of inland ships’ crews.
He was also striving to streamline the registration of ships under the flag of Russia and the Ministry of Transport has succeeded.
General rules for navigation in seaports and seaport by-laws (67 documents) have been issued for the first time in Russia.
A significant contribution has been made by Vitaly Klyuyev into the work of the International Maritime Organization. The recent years have seen a rise in the Russian Federation status within that high-profile organization. To a great extent it was driven by the participation of Vitaly Klyuyev as a Russian candidate in the race for the position of the IMO Secretary General.
That period saw breakthrough achievements in bilateral relations of RF Transport Ministry with a number of maritime nations: several mutually beneficial agreements were signed in the areas of sea navigation, mutual recognition of seafarers’ certificates, assistance in sea rescue and oil spill response operations. In 2018, the Russian Federation and the USA developed a joint proposal on arranging ship traffic in the Bering Strait / Bering Sea and had it approved, which is a unique case of RF/USA common position.
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