Vacancy announced for the Director of Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS). Κενή θέση Διευθυντή Τμήματος Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has announced an open Vacancy for the role of Director for the DMS. As the applicants must be Cyprus citizens, the relevant job description and related requirements are given in the Greek language as follows. The position was vacant after Mr Andreas Chrysostomou left the Cyprus DMS for the position…

Cyprus DMS consolidated instructions and Guidelines applicable to Private Ship Security Companies

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS), has issued consolidated instructions and Guidelines applicable to Private Ship Security Companies via a new Circular. The content of this Circular intends to provide guidance on several requirements of the Law, and is applicable in cases of submission of an initial application, a supplementary submission after an examination by the Competent Authority,…

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…

Cyprus Flag Administration latest advice regarding the Updating requirements of shipborne navigation and communication equipment

Introduction: A. The world Radio Communication Conference 2012 made changes to appendices 17 and 18 of the Radio Regulation. Certain frequencies and channelling arrangements for the maritime HF and VHF bands as contained in appendices 17 and 18 of the Radio Regulations are revised. Due to these changes, the use of frequencies that would be…

Cyprus Flag Administration guide for BWM Convention entering into force on 8th September 2017.

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has issued a circular to owners, operators and managers of Cyprus-flagged ships regarding Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8th September 2017. From the DMS relevant circular number 1/2017: 1. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments 2004…

Cyprus Flag Administration – Entry into force of amendments to Code of Maritime Labour Convention

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has informed owners, operators and managers of Cyprus ships of the adoption, under the tacit acceptance procedure, of the 2014 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which were approved by the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference. The amendments, which enter into force…