The VLOC Stellar Daisy, which sank in March 2017 with the loss of 22 lives, suffered catastrophic structural failure according to a report by the flag-state Marshall Islands, with classification society Korean Register defending its position in relation to analysis and reporting on earlier damage to a bulkhead.

Liberia is the second largest ship registry in the world, according to leading shipping analyst Clarksons in its World Fleet Monitor January 2019. This report confirms that, in gross tonnage terms, Liberia has overtaken the Marshall Islands, which now is in third place.

Leading ship registry the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is doing its part to encourage green shipping with the signing of an agreement with voluntary international certification scheme Green Award where the flag will give a 30% discount on the annual marine services fee for Green Award-certified ships.

DHT Holdings has announced on Wednesday that the High Court of the Marshall Islands has denied Frontline’s attempt to block a vessel acquisition deal between DHT and BW Group.

The Ship Registry of Liberia (LISCR) announced it has passed the historic milestone of 150m gross tonnes (gt), confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind only Panama, in terms of numbers of ships and gross tonnage.

The Marshall Islands has overtaken Liberia to become the world’s second largest ship registry boosted by Greek and Chinese owners.

In this article, we provide an overview of the rules and regulations governing Hong Kong, Liberia, Marshall Islands and Panama flag.

Half of the 26 flag states eligible for the US Coast Guards Qualship 21 have fallen off the preliminary list for 2016.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has branded IMO secretary-general Koji Sekimizu “a danger to the planet” over the failure to set targets for emissions reductions for shipping.

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry has passed the 125m gross tonnes mark with 3,640 vessels under its flag as at end-September.

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