EU and DNVGL – FAQ on the implementation of the MRV shipping Regulation

A. The EU MRV is applicable for ships >5,000 GT and for each voyage to, within and from EU (and EFTA) ports. Exempted are warships, naval auxiliaries, fish-catching or fish-processing ships, wooden ships of a primitive build, ships not propelled by mechanical means or government ships used for non-commercial purposes. Furthermore, it is not applicable…

Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) updated list of approved Doctors

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) recently issued an updated list of medical practitioners authorised to carry out examinations and issue certificates under Article 12 of the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination of Seafarers and Issue of Certificates) Laws 2000 and 2014 and the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination of Seafarers and Issue of Certificates) (List…

New Zealand: New requirement for biofouling management coming up on May 2018

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) issued a notice announcing that, from May 2018, all vessels arriving in New Zealand must have clean hulls. The Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS) has been developed to provide guidance regarding compliance. From May 2018, vessels must arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Vessels staying up…

DBS among the first accredited EU-MRV Verification Bodies

Succeeding an audit by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) has been accredited against the ISO 14065 standard to provide worldwide services related to Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (known as the EU-MRV Regulation). DBS can provide the following…