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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Maritime Authority of Jamaica / Jamaica Ship Registry visit INTERTANKO

Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of Maritime Authority of Jamaica, and Harold Kropp, Deputy Registrar/General Agent/Representative of Jamaica Ship Registry (JSR) in Bremen, recently visited INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO's London Office to give a presentation to the Secretariat to introduce the activities of the Maritime Authority and of the JSR in particular.


They highlighted the representation of Jamaica at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) including, i.a. the chairmanship of the IMO Sub-committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW) for the last five consecutive years.


The ship registry has only a few, predominantly container vessels and has undergone substantial changes in both tonnage and age of vessels over the past years, currently representing 67 vessels, a total of 267,905 tonnes with an average age of 13.78 years.


The Port State Control performance of Jamaican flagged vessels has fluctuated over the years as a clear-out of (non-performing) tonnage has taken place resulting in zero detentions in 2008. Their proactive planning and progress towards improving Jamaican flagged vessels' performance, through stringent compliance measures as well as an effective network of competent surveyors, are aimed at keeping the flag off the various black and target lists. In addition, by further ensuring quality growth of tonnage, JSR aims to achieve "white list" status.


The JSR also aims to participate in the Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme, which is intended to provide a comprehensive and objective assessment on the effective administration and implementation of mandatory IMO instruments that are covered by the Scheme.


 A copy of the presentation given by the Jamaican Authority/JSR can be found here


Contact: Fredrik Larsson / Chantal Cheung Tam He