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Marshall Islands (MHL): Additional requirements and new checklist (MSD340) for vessels calling United States ports

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PSC: During the last months, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has increased the focus on PSC inspections. This has resulted in an increased number of vessels being detained. For vessels under the Marshall Islands (MHL) flag, the number of detentions has doubled in 2015 compared to the previous years. Therefore, MHL has initiated preventive actions.

To inform and raise awareness, the Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued a marine notice (MN No. 5-034-5) to owners, managers, operators, masters and ROs with information about the increased number of detentions of vessels sailing under the MHL flag and calling at US ports. Read the full article in the PDF: