• 2019 June 13 13:49

    Palau is approved by IMO as STCW White List member state

    Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has been recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as to fully comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), the IMO press release said.

    At the IMO headquarters in London (June 10) Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s proposal was approved by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) giving PISR’s white list status under STCW Convention 1978.

    The STCW Convention as amended sets minimum qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships and large yachts and was adopted in 1978 by the IMO and came into force in 1984. Palau is the latest ship registry to be approved to offer maritime training under the Convention and Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR, sees this as another credible step in the registry’s strong growth.

    “We have been working with the IMO on a number of issues and this white list approval is yet another example of how far we have come as a registry in this most competitive of maritime sectors. Everything we have accomplished over the past few years has been another step forward in refining our services and credibility as a responsible, technologically advanced and diligent ship registry.

    “The 1978 STCW Convention was the first to establish minimum requirements in training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers on an international level. As with many elements in the maritime world, these standards were variably implemented depending on the country involved. We are now able to offer maritime training to a uniform standard which is an important part of the IMO’s drive to raise the standards in global shipping. Our training credentials are under constant review, as regulations change and new opportunities open up for seafarers. Using our own IT designed applications and qualified staff we have been providing services for our fleet personnel for many years and this new approval will further enhance our training provisions. As one of the world’s leading smart registries we are not only the fastest-growing in the industry but also a registry that adopts the latest provisions in training to help seafarers on Palau-registered ships.”

    About Palau International Ship Registry:

    Palau International Ship Registry Palau was the fastest growing flag in the shipping world in 2017 with an impressive 43.2% growth in the number of vessels joining the registry since 2013, as published in Fairplay magazine. The Head Offices are located in Piraeus, Greece and in Houston, Texas giving 24 hour support to its customers.

    The Palau International Ship Registry was created by an amendment to the Title 7 of the National Code in 2010 and was appointed by the Government of The Republic of Palau as the Ship Registry Administrator and provides the day-to-day management for the Republic of Palau Ship Registry.

    PISR’s goal is to offer a fast, reliable, effective and efficient registration services to shipowners, managers and at the same time provide technical advice in order to ensure that vessels registered under the Palau Flag are in good conditions and in accordance with International Regulations.
    • PISR provides full administrative and technical support to the registration of vessels.
    • PISR is an active member of both the IMO and ILO and is a member of BIMCO, WCPFC.
    • Compact agreement of Free Association (COFA) with USA.




2019 June 16

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2019 June 15

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2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
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17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
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16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
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13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
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12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
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11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
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2019 June 13

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17:04 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-May’2019 fell by 39% Y-o-Y to 373,000 tonnes
16:45 MarineTraffic partners with exactEarth to deliver most comprehensive vessel tracking yet
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16:04 MarineTraffic partners with satellite AIS data provider exactEarth
15:39 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 5M’19 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 1.18 million tonnes
14:42 Viking Line announces additional departures on Helsinki-Tallinn routes during summer season
14:21 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-May'2019 climbed by 8% Y-o-Y to 8.06 million tonnes
14:03 Hunter Group chooses OSM for technical management of newbuild VLCC fleet
13:49 Palau is approved by IMO as STCW White List member state
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13:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
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12:04 Jumbo awarded transportation & installation contract for Yunlin WTG foundations offshore Taiwan
11:03 Damen Marine Components acquires WK Hydraulics
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10:36 Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV GL sign strategic cooperation
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10:11 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in Jan-May’19 fell by 6.5% to 6 million tonnes (table)