The UK P&I Club have received the following update from ECM Maritime Services, regarding the updated IMO list of national operational contact points.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued an updated LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL CONTACT POINTS dated December 31, 2017, copy attached. Please ensure that your SOPEP or SMPEP on board your vessels is duly updated with the current list.
As we previously noted in Client Alert 7-2017, the LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL CONTACT POINTS is now named “Annex” instead of “Annex 2”. The former Annex 1 that provides access to the FLAG STATE CONTACT POINTS FOR PSC MATTERS, CASUALTY INVESTIGATION SERVICES AND SHIP’S INSPECTION SERVICES is no longer provided as part of the MSC-MEPC.6 circular but is now available through the Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) on the IMO’s website. A registration, login and password are required to access the information. Owners / operators should ensure their Masters have access to this information.