Flag State Regulation

Training course familiarizing both ship and shore-based personnel with the obligations and duties of flag States.

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  • Category:

    Regulations, surveys and inspections


To introduce the essential tasks undertaken by the flag State administration during registration, inspection, certification and investigation of ships.

Entrance regulations

Basic knowledge about the shipping industry

Who should attend:
Shipping Companies: Management: Tech. Director (CTO), Managing Director (CEO), HR Manager, Assistance. Inspection: Superintendent, Fleet Manager, Chief Operating Officer, CSO, Assistance. Quality / ISM: Quality Manager, Designated Person, Assistance
Crewing Agency: Crewing: Crewing Manager, Assistance
On Board Personnel: Nautical Officers, Engineers

Duration: 1 day

This course is intended to familiarize both ship and shore-based personnel with the obligations and duties of flag States. It also describes how shipping administrations discharge their duties.
The participants will gain a better understanding of how the tasks of the flag State administration contribute to the full implementation of the applicable rules and regulations and as a result will understand the influence of the flag State and its decisions on the daily operation of ships.

The course focuses on:

  • Responsibilities and obligations of the flag State
  • Structure of national regulations
  • Inspections and certificates
  • Registration of ships
  • Change of flag and name
  • Casualty and incident investigation

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